2022 IncredibleBank Hope Starts Here Challenge

Saturday, June 11 Marquette, MI 49855 US
NMU Superior Dome
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI US 49855

Loyal UMBTC Supporters, WE'VE MISSED YOU!

As you know, the previous two Hope Starts Here Challenge races were held as virtual events. We cannot thank you enough for sticking with us and making our virtual events a success. We are thrilled to announce that our 2022 race is transitioning back to in person. The safety and comfort of all of our participants and volunteers is of utmost important to us, so we've made some changes keeping those things in mind.

NEW LOCATION! The 2022 Hope Starts Here Challenge will be held fully outdoors at NMU's own Superior Dome on the Northeast side of the building near Lake Superior. This will be where all races start and end, and also where we'll have our awards ceremony and lunch. Lunch will be provided by Subway! 

LATER DATE! This year, our event will take place on June 11th so we can have warmer temperatures to enjoy since we'll be outdoors.

PRE-EVENT EXPO! Stop by IncredibleBank's Third Street location (1101 N. Third Street, Marquette) on Friday, June 10th anytime between 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM to pick up your t-shirt and bib. (Pickup will also be available at the event). While we do our best to make sure everyone gets their desired t-shirt size, please keep in mind that these are distributed as first come, first serve at the expo and on race day. 

VIRTUAL OPTION: Unable to participate with us in person? No problem. Check out our virtual event option.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Timed by our friends at Superior Timing. Participants are divided into divisions by gender and age, and awards are given to the top finisher in each division. All kids are winners in Molly's Mile! Each race registration includes an event t-shirt and lunch (the virtual option does not include lunch and is not timed or eligible for awards). 


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; Blue Cross of Michigan; 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; Northern Star Pathology - Cary Gottlieb, MD; Downwind Sports; Great Northern Title and Abstract


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