Canal Run

Wed July 14 - Wed July 21, 2021 Hancock, MI 49930 US
Events

Half Marathon

$50 07/17 7:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
40 spots left. Price increases after July 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Half Marathon Wheelchair Race

$50 07/17 7:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
4 spots left. Price increases after July 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Bob Olson 10 Mile Run

$40 07/17 7:45AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
44 spots left. Price increases after July 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

5 Mile Run

$35 07/17 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
82 spots left. Price increases after July 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

5 Mile Blade Run (Single or Double Amputee Race)

$35 07/17 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
5 spots left. Price increases after July 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

10 Mile Walk

$40 07/17 7:35AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
30 spots left. Price increases after July 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

5 Mile Walk

$35 07/17 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
53 spots left. Price increases after July 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

2 Mile Fun Run/Walk

$30 07/17 10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
18 spots left. Registration closes on July 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT and re-opens on July 10, 2021 at 12:00am EDT
Description

Join us for the 46th annual Canal Run, the premier running event in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, on Saturday, July 17, 2021! Following the rolling hills along the Portage Lake Shipping Canal, the Canal Run offers four distances for runners and walkers of all levels, including a half marathon, 10-mile run, 10-mile walk, five-mile run, five-mile walk and two-mile fun run/walk. 

Official events include:

  • Half Marathon
  • Half Marathon Wheelchair Race
  • Bob Olson 10 Mile Run
  • 5 Mile Run
  • 5 Mile Blade Run (Single and/or Double Amputee Race)
  • 10 Mile Walk
  • 5 Mile Walk
  • 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk
  • Kid's Dash

The Canal Run is self-sustaining, bringing in enough money in registration fees and sponsorships to cover all the costs. Since 2011, the organizing committee has been able to donate $10,000 to area non-profit organizations as part of its Canal Run Gives Back program.

 

Place
400 Quincy St
Hancock, MI US 49930
Race Contact Info
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How to Register

There are four ways to register for the Canal Run. Please choose the one that is easiest for you.

  1. Register Online Here!
  2. Download our registration form (see PDF below), fill it out and mail it to us at 921 W. Sharon Ave.; Houghton, MI 49931. Checks can be made out to “Canal Run.”
  3. Contact us, and we will mail you a registration form.
  4. We will have last-minute registration Friday, July 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Finlandia University’s campus. We highly suggest registering ahead of time, though. This will save you money, and assure you get your size of shirt.

Registration Notes

  • Prices jump on April 1, July 10 and July 16. We suggest registering as early as you can to make sure you save money!
  • We offer no refunds.
  • There is a $10 fee to change races after July 1, plus the difference in fees if moving to a more expensive race. There is no refund to go down a race.
  • Veterans and Active Military receive $2 off their registration fee.
  • U.P. Road Runners Club members receive $2 off their registration fee.
  • Online registration closes Wednesday of race week at midnight.
  • Register by May 1 to ensure your t-shirt size will be available to you race weekend.
  • Age Requirements: At least 16-years-old to compete in the half marathon, 13 to compete in the 10-mile-run and all of those under 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the five-mile run and two-mile fun run. There are no age requirements for walking events.

Team Discounts

  • 5 or more participants in any of the races = $3 off each entry fee.
  • 10 or more participants in any of the races = $5 off each entry fee.
  • All team entry forms must be submitted together and mailed in OR filled out online through the team option on our online registration.

What Do I Get for Registering?

The Canal Run is the premier running and walking event in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. We pride ourselves in offering a great race to our participants, including:

  • Chip-timed racing through Superior Timing
  • A commemorative Canal Run t-shirt
  • Water stations throughout the course
  • A medical station at the finish stationed with medical personnel
  • Unique awards and medals for half marathon finishers, overall and age group winners
  • Free downloadable photos from the race courtesy of Brockit Photography

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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