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Letters 05-02-2016

Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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Summer Race Calendar

Erin Crowell - June 13th, 2011
Fit in the Mitt: Your summer calendar of endurance sports
JUNE
June 18
HomeRUN 4 Chris, Traverse City
Summer Solstice 5k Fun Run, Sault Ste. Marie
Ellsworth 5k Fun Run
Portage Lake 20k Relay, Onekama
East Jordan’s Main Street Mile & 5k Road Race
Higgins Lake Sunrise Run one mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon — Roscommon

June 25
Run Charlevoix Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k & 10k
East Jordan Freedom Festival Sprint Triathlon

June 26
Save the Pets! 5k Run/Walk, Grand Traverse Commons

JULY
July 2
Mark Mellon Memorial Triathlon & 5k, Gaylord
Manistee Firecracker 5k & 1k
Dork Brother’s 4th of July 5k—Alpena
July 4
Boyne City Independence Day Run: 10k & 2 mile
Ryan Shay Midsummer Night Run 1 mile, 5k, 10k – Central Lake
Crystal Mountain 4k on the Fourth-Thompsonville
Warrior’s Run 5k & 10k—Fife Lake
36th Paul Revere 3 & 10 mile run-Harbor Springs
Firecracker 5k run—Beulah
Lake City Greatest 4th in the North 2k, 5k, 10k run

July 9
National Cherry Festival, Meijer Festival of Races 5k & 15k run —Traverse
City
St. Ignace Summer Days 5k, 10k, 1 Mile run
Boyne Mountain Challenge: MMBA marathon, kids & downhill mountain bike ride
Bear Lake Days 5k trail run

July 10
Inter’Rockin Triathlon & Duathlon—Interlochen

July 16
Indian River Summerfest Kiwanis 5k & 10k run
Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Bear River Crawl (Run) 10k, 5k—Petoskey
Alpenfest 10k, 5k, one mile run—Gaylord
Port City 5k, 1 mile Run—Frankfort
Finnish Line 5k Run/Walk—Kaleva
Inland Seas Education Association Music Festival 5k Run & Walk—Suttons Bay

July 17
Little Traverse Triathlon—Harbor Springs

July 28
Wish A Mile 300 Bike—Traverse City to Chelsea

July 22
Annual Tour de TART--Traverse City, Suttons Bay

July 23
Venetian Festival-Drenth Memorial 5k, 10k & Ryan Shay Mile—Charlevoix
Arcadia Daze 5k Run
Friends of Fishtown 5k Run—Leland

July 24
Mackinaw Multi-Sport Triathlon—Mackinaw City

July 26-31
Au Sable River Canoe Marathon—Grayling

July 27
Roscommon County Fair 5k Run/Walk

July 30
G.R.A. 10k Run—Grayling
Run for Their Lives—Boyne City
Lumberman Triathlon: various distances—Cadillac
Alden Run 5k & 10k

AUGUST
August 6
Harborun 5k & 10k—Elk Rapids
Nautical Festival Mile Run—Rogers City

August 7
Fired Up For Kids half marathon, 3 mile & 1 mile—Petoskey
1, 2, 3 mile Open Water Swim Challenge—Harbor Springs

August 12-14
Cherry-Roubaix Sprint, Road and Crit Bike Race - TC

August 13
Crystal Lake Team Marathon—Beulah
Pellston Athletics 5k & 10k Run/Walk—Harbor Springs

August 14
Petoskey Epic Triathlon & Duathlon

August 20
Endurance Trail Run—Grayling
Festival by the Bay Wellness Walk & Run 5k—Petoskey
Churchill Classic 1 Mile, 5k, 10k Trail Run—Cheboygan
Wannigan River Raft & Kayak Race 10 mile & 3.5 mile
Rubber Ducky Festival 5k—Bellaire

August 21
Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon & Duathlon, various Traverse City
Triathlon, sprint & Olympic distances

August 27
North Country Ultra Trail Run: 50 mile, 26.2 mile, 13.1—Manistee
Cheboygan State Park Kayak Triathlon, 2 mile paddle, 8 mile mnt. bike, 4
mile trail run

August 29
Breakwater Triathlon — Petoskey

SEPTEMBER
September 3
Beaver Island Marathon, half marathon
Port Oneida 5k Run—Glen Arbor

September 4
Barefoot Triathlon sprint/Olympic (individual & team)- TC
September 5
Cadillac Festival of Races Triathlon, 5k & 10k run

September 10
40th Annual Mackinac Island 8 Mile Road Race

September 17
Run for Hungry Children, 3k & 5k—Traverse City

September 24
Du North Duathlon—Manistee

September 25
Aspen Attack Trail Race 8k, 15k—Gaylord

 
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