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Local groups plan virtual races across region

 

September 19, 2020

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe Even though the coronavirus pandemic is preventing the traditional single-day race, the organizers of the Bridges and Bluffs half marathon have the starting line marked in Ironwood's Depot Park, seen here Thursday, for anyone who wants to run the course in this year's virtual event.

IRONWOOD - With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic preventing large in-person gatherings, two Gogebic Range organizations are hosting virtual versions of their annual races.

Both the organizers of the Bridges and Bluffs half marathon and Copper Peak Trails Fest are hoping the community comes out to support the virtual events this year as they are the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Friends of the Iron Belle Trail and Sisu Dirt Crew respectively.

Rather than completing the race on a single day, the virtual event offers competitors a chance to finish the course anytime through Oct. 18....



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