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Invite-only mile run in observance of Ryan Shay earnings Jul 25

Invite-only mile run in observance of Ryan Shay earnings Jul 25



Posted: Friday, Jul 17, 2015 3:00 pm

Invite-only mile run in observance of Ryan Shay earnings Jul 25

CHARLEVOIX — For a final 8 years a one-mile run down Bridge Street honors a internal child who done a village proud.

The 8th annual invite-only Ryan Shay Mile Run will start during 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jul 25, following a Jeff Drenth Memorial Footraces and before to a Venetian Festival parade. There are dual apart races, masculine and female, and a competitors in a Shay Mile are 10-20 chosen stretch runners who will competition one mile for a sum of $4,000 in esteem income — 1st place is $1,000, 2nd place is $500, and 3rd place is $250.

“The racers will run a true mile down Charlevoix’s categorical travel and finish in front of thousands of fans available a start of a Venetian Festival parade,” pronounced Matt Peterson who serves as eventuality organizer of both a Jeff Drenth and Ryan Shay commemorative races.

“All prior winners, and for that matter, prior competitors are invited back,” Peterson said. Once again a spectators in Charlevoix should be treated to superb competition to a finish line for a Shay mile with clever men’s and women’s fields done adult of inhabitant category runners. Three time leader Heather Kampf (Minneapolis-Ryan Shay mile record holder: 4:21.39), earnings to urge her women’s title. Repeating will not be easy as Canadian Sheila Reid (4:27 mile), and Michigan alum Becca Addison (4:30 mile) will be certain to make it a good race.

On a men’s side, final year’s runner-up Daniel Stockberger (Indiana alum: 3:58 mile), should be challenged by Jake Edwards (Columbus, Ohio: 3:58 mile), and Tom Scott (Ashland University coach: 3:59 mile).

Runners are invited by a clever connectors done with coaches via a country, Peterson said.

“We’ve been advantageous to rise some relations with some coaches and agents around a country,” he said. “Word of mouth and a repute of a competition being a good knowledge for athletes has been outrageous as well”

The Ryan Shay Mile started in a summer of 2008 to respect a memory of Ryan Shay. Ryan upheld divided on Nov. 3 2007 while competing in a 2008 USA Olympic Marathon Trials in New York City. Ryan was from Central Lake, Michigan about thirty mins south of Charlevoix. A gifted runner, who by tough work and persistence, won championships in high school, in college while during Notre Dame, and in a veteran ranks. Ryan was and is a purpose indication for many immature people in Northern Michigan and around a country.

“There are highway miles around a nation with bigger esteem purses afterwards this one….but we truly consider runners are captivated to this competition since of who it’s for — Ryan Shay,” Peterson said. “The competitiveness of a field(s) and a crowds of thousands who hearten for them during a final 1/4 mile of a race. The runners consistently promulgate how moving it is to have a townspeople and visitors yelling and motivating them during a latter stages of a race.”

Bergmann Marine, in Charlevoix, provides sea sales, use and storage facilities. This family owned and operated business spans 3 generations and has been providing use to Northern Michigan for some-more than twenty 5 years.

Registration information associated to a Drenth Memorial runs can be found during venetianraces.com.

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