MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - While the Kraft Hockeyville USA game is a week away, festivities surrounding Marquette’s latest title begin even sooner. This Saturday, Friends of Lakeview will host the first ever Run 4 Lakeview 5k and kid’s one mile race.
The race starts at the Hockeyville 2016 winning site and racers will head towards Mattson Lower Harbor Park where they will turn around and return to Lakeview. After the race there will be a post-race celebration with live music, games, and food. The race will also be a pickup location for ticket winners to Tuesday’s game.
“All the money raised there is going to go back to the Lakeview Arena. It's just something to get the community involved, up here we have a lot of people who are into fitness so we want to get that involved and get the kids involved. We have a 5K nothing too strenuous just to get people out get them up in the morning," said Doug Garrow, local chairman of the Hockeyvillle USA committee.
The 5K race begins at 9:00am with the one mile youth race starting at 10:00am. If you want to be a part of the kickoff event for the Hockeyville weekend, click on the link listed in our related links tab of this story.