Everyone feels good when they know they are doing their part to take care of Mother Earth. By participating in the Ham Run Half Marathon or 5k Fun Run you are showing your support to a race dedicated to implementing green initiatives.
Our Cup Free Racing reduces the amount of waste produced because there aren't hundreds of paper cups strewn about the roadway.
We reuse our racing bibs and banners from year to year so we're not wasting precious resources.
Any plastic, glass, aluminum, tin, cardboard or other recycleable materials generated at the Ham Run are recycled.
We replenish the nutrients in the earth by composting food waste from the Ham Dinner at the end of the race.
Trees are planted for each participant as a way to restore the pines trees in the Superior National Forest.
Along with doing good for Mother Earth you'll be helping support wellness and fitness in Cook County. Young runners are able to participate in the Little Runts Run free of charge and area non-profits are able to earn money for their group by volunteering to help at the Ham Run Half Marathon. The Ham Run takes care of the planet and the people by promoting fitness and outdoor recreation.
We hope you will tell your family and friends about the Ham Run and head up to the Trail Less Traveled on Sunday, May 1st, 2011. If you need a place to stay then Voyageur Canoe Outfitters can help you out. In addition to bunkhouses there are cabins and lodge units available for the race weekend.
Just call 1-888-CANOEIT for help.
Thank you to our wonderful Sponsors of the Ham Run 2011!