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Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Hope Starts Here Challenge will once again be held as a virtual event. Please join us and help support the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center.
In light of social distancing measures, this year's event will take place virtually from anywhere you choose! Anytime between May 8 and May 16, participants will run/walk/bike their chosen event and have the option to submit their self-timed result through their run sign up account. We have created a Virtual Hope Starts Here Challenge event page on Facebook for participants to share pictures and post inspiring messages. We encourage all participants to join us there!
All participants that register by April 25 will be mailed their Hope Starts Here t-shirt (made by our friends at Yooper Shirts) before the start of the week long event. Participants that register after April 25 will receive their t-shirt in the mail approximately 2-3 weeks after the event ends. There will be a $5 flat rate shipping fee per registration cart. Please note: There will be no "packet pick up" at Lakeview Arena this year.
Awards and medals will not be distributed this year, but we will have results posted online so our competitive runners and bikers can see where they've placed.
Title Sponsor: IncredibleBank
Golden Sprocket Sponsors: UP Health System; Northern Michigan University; Patti's Angels; TV6
Silver Running Shoe Sponsors: UP Rehab Services; Upper Peninsula Health Plan; Subway; Craig Coccia, MD; Sonia Geschwindt, MD; Paul LaHaye, MD
Bronze Handle Bar Sponsors: Closner Construction; Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery; Perform4Life; Norway Springs; Econo Foods; Great Lakes Radio, Inc; Superior Timing; Yooper Shirts; Velodrome Coffee Co; Mommaerts Mahaney Financial Services, Inc; The Mining Journal; Curtis Aho Photography; U.P. Rehab Medicine Associates
Copper Challenge Sponsors: Just Believe; Casa Calabria; Superior Health Foundation; Marquette County Title; Vango's; Cary Gottlieb, MD; Downwind Sports; Great Northern TItle and Abstract
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