Lake Superior Shore run next week

MARQUETTE – The 22nd annual Xterra Lake Superior Shore Run will be held on Sept. 17 at Little Presque Isle Park northwest of Marquette along Lake Superior.

This event is the largest fundraiser for the Superiorland Ski Club, a nonprofit group that supports nordic skiing for area youth, including the Marquette and the Negaunee-Ishpeming high school teams. It also helps with development of local trails and is now partnering with Sands Township and the state Department of Natural Resources to build a warming hut at the Blueberry Ridge Recreational Area.

Next week’s trail run includes a half marathon, a 5-kilometer run, a 1K run for children, and new this year, a 4 1/2-mile walking hike.

The half marathon goes up rock bluffs to the “Top of the World” vista of the largest Great Lake.

For more information, visit the event’s website,, or its Facebook site.