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Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Get ready to run on May 4th

 

April 18, 2019

Every year the organizers of the Moose Run try to improve on previous years’ performances and continue to make this a well-organized and anticipated event in our community. This year, physical therapists from Mercy Hospital will be present on race day to offer advice and services to participants and observers. The Moose Run is held each year on the first Saturday in May (May 4th this year) in the Moose Lake City Park, next to the old high school.

The Moose Run is once again providing a free online registration process. People interested in registering online should go to the Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce’s website, click on Event followed by Moose Run and Online Registration and follow the prompts from there. If you prefer to register on paper, the form is available for download on the Chamber website and can be turned in or mailed prior to race day.

Register by April 28 to get the discounted price of $25; after that, the price will increase to $35. Race day registration is also allowed, but please arrive early to complete the paperwork required.

Chip timing will be used this year as it has in the past. Prior to the run, each participant will be given a numbered bib with an attached microprocessor chip. When he or she crosses the start line at the beginning of the event, his or her personal timer is started. When he or she crosses the finish line, the timer is stopped, and an elapsed time is recorded on a computer. The computer then determines the top finishers in each age/gender category. An award ceremony takes place after the completion of the 5k/10k races where medals are given to the top three finishers in each age group for men and women.

A free 1K kids run for children 10 and under begins at 9:00 am. Each child will receive a medal and a coupon for a free DQ cone. The main events of the Moose Run, the 5k and 10k races, will begin at 9:30 am. Each participant will receive a long-sleeve Moose Run t-shirt. Music will be provided in the park by Pro Sound & Light Show. All race routes are fairly flat and paved, either on city streets or the scenic Willard Munger Trail.

The Moose Run would not be possible without the help of our community. The Moose Lake community has been very supportive of the Moose Run and has made this event possible for the last several years. Numerous volunteers help with race-day registration, passing out snacks and road crossings. The local police and fire departments will be present helping keep everyone safe on race day. The Mercy Foundation has been the primary sponsor of the Moose Run since its inception in 2000. Several other local businesses provide secondary sponsorship and are listed on the back of the Moose Run t-shirts. All profits from the Moose Run are donated to local charities or non-profits. We are very grateful for all the support we have received over the years!

 

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