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Hurley marathon awarded JEM grant


March 31, 2018

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HURLEY AREA Chamber of Commerce members gather to celebrate a state marketing grant. From left are Jeff Anderson, Wisconsin Department of Tourism Regional Tourism Specialist; Jaci Matusewic, Hurley Chamber of Commerce Vice President; Julie Doucette, Paavo Nurmi Marathon race committee member; Gary Pelkola, chamber board member; Beverly Michaels, Paavo committee member; Jay Aijala, chamber member and Hurley City Council member; Rita Franzoi, chamber marketing and events coordinator; Ricky Kelly, Paavo committee member; Bob Zell, chamber board member; Pat Kangas, Paavo committee member and Wendy Young, of Heartland Communications.

HURLEY - The Paavo Nurmi Marathon is sprinting into its 50th year with help from a $2,250 Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

The marathon has been held on the second Saturday in August since 1969. As the longest running marathon in Wisconsin, participants can choose from full or half marathon categories, as well as two-person and five-person relay teams.

The 50th anniversary of the Paavo Nurmi Marathon is set for Aug. 11.

"We are thrilled to support an event that has welcomed marathon enthusiasts and created a positive economic impact in Hurley for the...

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