TOWER- Registration is now open for this year’s Vermilion 10K and 5K Run/Walk. The race will be held on Saturday, July 3 at 8 a.m., prior to the start of the Fourth of July parade. The annual …
TOWER- Registration is now open for this year’s Vermilion 10K and 5K Run/Walk. The race will be held on Saturday, July 3 at 8 a.m., prior to the start of the Fourth of July parade. The annual event was canceled last year, but the race is back on track, along with many of Tower-Soudan’s Fourth of July events.
This year, Range Runners will be providing a professional race timing system, so racers are asked to preregister and pre-pay online at www.rangerunners.org. A chip timing system will be used.
Runners are urged to preregister and pay in advance, to help with race planning and to conform with safety guidelines.
Cost for the 10K run, or 5K run/walk is $20. Special family rate for the 5K run/walk is $40. Children 12 and under can run/walk free with a paid family member. T-shirts are available separately from the race entry fee. T-shirts pre-ordered by June 23 are $15, T-shirts on race day will be $20 with a limited supply available.
Race day registration will be available from 6:30-7:45 a.m. Look for the registration tent set up on the corner by the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center building. Bib pickup also runs from 6:30 – 7:45 a.m.
The 10K race starts in front of the Tower Fire Department, winding on the bike trail to McKinley Park, then Hoodoo Point, and back into Tower. The 5K route starts on the opposite side of Main Street, and runs around the Tower Elementary School field, then out to Hoodoo Point and back.
There is also a free one-mile kids fun run that starts at 8:15 a.m. Registration for the kids run will be after the adult races take off. The kids race takes place on the Mesabi Bike Trail, behind the train depot, with the starting line at the trail kiosk area. Kids will register for the race at the starting line.
The race is a fundraiser for the Vermilion Country School and is sponsored with help from the Tower-Soudan Lake Vermilion Events Board. Questions, contact Jodi Summit at 218-753-2950 or email@example.com.