2018-07-07 / News

Runners Celebrate Fourth of July with 5K Fun Run and Walk



Nearly 20 runners make their way off the Fourth of July Fun Run/Walk 5k starting line early in the morning of July 4. Recreation Department Director Mary Patay was happy with the turnout as only a handful of people showed up last year. Nearly 20 runners make their way off the Fourth of July Fun Run/Walk 5k starting line early in the morning of July 4. Recreation Department Director Mary Patay was happy with the turnout as only a handful of people showed up last year.

Anthony Rickley of Grand Rapids nears the finish line. “I could have shaved about three minutes off my time,” he later joked, running a hand through his hair, “if I didn’t have so much wind resistance.” Anthony Rickley of Grand Rapids nears the finish line. “I could have shaved about three minutes off my time,” he later joked, running a hand through his hair, “if I didn’t have so much wind resistance.”

Kathleen Rickley of Mackinac Island approaches the finish line in the Fun Run. Mrs. Rickley is a member of the Recreation Board. Kathleen Rickley of Mackinac Island approaches the finish line in the Fun Run. Mrs. Rickley is a member of the Recreation Board.

Mother and daughter teams Rachel and Maria Pasche of Suttons Bay (left) and Deb and Audrey Fuga of Grosse Pointe celebrate the Fourth of July as a family. Mrs. Fuga said their Fourth of July celebrations end up being a larger family affair than Christmas. Mother and daughter teams Rachel and Maria Pasche of Suttons Bay (left) and Deb and Audrey Fuga of Grosse Pointe celebrate the Fourth of July as a family. Mrs. Fuga said their Fourth of July celebrations end up being a larger family affair than Christmas.

From left, Luke Bulla, Cheri Fitch, and Peyton Bulla of Cincinnati start to unwind after finishing the 5k. The family just arrived on Mackinac Island for a month-long vacation. From left, Luke Bulla, Cheri Fitch, and Peyton Bulla of Cincinnati start to unwind after finishing the 5k. The family just arrived on Mackinac Island for a month-long vacation.

Michael Coffman of Arlington, Virginia, waves his American flag after being first to cross the finish line. Michael Coffman of Arlington, Virginia, waves his American flag after being first to cross the finish line.

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