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Record year for Canal Run

August 3, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

The Portage Health Canal Run had a record year, with more than 600 people registering and participating. It was also a record year for volunteers, with more than 100 people helping.

I would like to thank all of the volunteers for their hard work and dedication. Some were awake and assisting as early as 4 a.m. Others stood out in the heat for hours making sure the runners were safe and hydrated. Many volunteers stayed around after the last finisher safely completed the race.

All of you did an amazing job and everyone involved is thankful for your work and participation. A special thank you to the Canal Run's organizing committee: Julie Jennerjohn for organizing the volunteers so effectively and Angela Luskin, whose hard work has brought the Canal Run to new levels, adding more than 100 runners for two years in a row.

Again, thank you to everyone who made this event special. We look forward to seeing you participate in next year's Canal Run.


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Letters should be signed and include name, address and telephone number. Names will not be withheld and letters should be no longer than 400 words. No personal attacks. Writers are limited to one letter per month. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for length, as well as for spelling and punctuation.

Mail letters to: Letters to the Editor, The Daily Mining Gazette, P.O. Box 368, Houghton, MI 49931. Letters may also be e-mailed to or submitted on the Gazette's Web site,, by clicking on "Submit News."

CEO/president of Portage Health




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