Highlights of the 6th Annual Whitefish Point: Run for the Light (October 8, 2016)

Posted on October 12th, 2016

2016_race_9616The 6th Annual Whitefish Point: Run for the Light (October 8, 2016) is now in the history books and while we did have a serious dose of blustery/rainy weather… it seemed that everyone had a wonderful time. With the combination of sun and rain, we witnessed some of the most spectacular rainbows over Lake Superior that have been seen all year. We hosted over 130 participants from all over the Midwest and one couple made the trip from England…by way of Kalamazoo! Thanks again to everybody for making the drive to Whitefish Point and helping us to preserve the Whitefish Point Light-Station. Something new at this year’s race was the opening of our recently restored 1923 USCG Motor Lifeboat House which was used for the awards ceremonies. We were happy to show it off! Just as our racers and walkers came from all over the map to participate in the event, so too did our sponsors. A great, big thank you to the following businesses for their support:

  • A Piece of Paradise (Paradise, MI)- Ms. Jody Laub
  • Bill McLeod/Edward Jones (Sault Sainte Marie, MI)- Mr. Bill McLeod
  • Harmony Mobile Veterinary Clinic (Sault Sainte Marie, MI)-Dr. Jill Lynn
  • Langendorf CPA (Sault Sainte Marie, MI)- Ms. Lori Langendorf
  • Paradise Recreational Sports (Paradise, MI)-Mr. Greg Crampton
  • Albert Heating and Cooling (Sault Sainte Marie, MI)
  • Sault Sainte Marie Convention and Visitors Bureau (Sault Sainte Marie, MI)-Ms. Linda Hoath
  • Barish Brothers Footwear and Apparel (Sault Sainte Marie, MI)- Mr. Bill Oberman
  • Kewadin Casino (Sault Sainte Marie, MI)
  • Healthy and Fit Magazine/Kissco Publishing, LLC (Okemos, MI)-Ms. Kathy Kissman
  • Pro-Sports Bicycle Shop (Sault Sainte Marie, MI)- Mr. Dave Bourgeault
  • The Berry Patch Bakery and Gift Shop (Paradise, MI)-Ms. Shirley Clark
  • T.R. McTAGGART Screen Print and Embroidery (Standish, MI)- Ms. Dani Munsch
  • Brown’s Fish House (Paradise, MI)-Mr. Tom Brown, Jr.
  • Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub (Newberry, MI) – Ms. Lark Carlyle Ludlow
  • Paradise, MI Chamber of Commerce (Paradise, MI)

In addition, we would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their volunteer efforts:

  • Michigan Audubon Society/Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
  • Michigan State Police- Sault Sainte Marie Post
  • Paradise, MI Ambulance Corps-Ms. Renee Gray
  • Paradise, MI Volunteer Fire Department- Steve and Jennifer Guidebeck
  • Ms. Amy Casselman
  • Barb and Rob Bannon
  • Ms. Marge Ellenburger
  • Mr. Jim Ivey
  • Ms. Shakora Walker
  • Ms. Sarah Jacques
  • Ms. Ruth Holthuis
  • Mr. Mike Mullin
  • Ms. Sarah Wilde
  • Mr. Darryl Ertel
  • Dennis and Barb Miller
  • Rick and Lorrie Bicknell
  • Ms. Nikki Craig
  • Mr. Duke Morgan
  • Rob and Cindy Koleski
  • Bruce and Jill Lynn

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society will host the 7th Annual Whitefish Point: Run for the Light on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Stay tuned for more details and if you are a runner or a walker, please consider putting this date on your calendar. Thanks again everybody for a great race and a great day!img_9692

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