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Ham Run Half Marathon &5k


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Imagine a run where the beauty of the wilderness surrounds you. Where only a few buildings dot the landscape and none block out the sky. Where cell phones won’t ring and distant traffic can’t be heard. A one of a kind race that travels along a National Scenic Byway that winds its way through the Superior National Forest on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Granite outcroppings, roadside ponds and bubbling creeks welcome you to the great outdoors.

The Ham Run takes place miles from the nearest town in a pristine wilderness where moose, wolves and deer roam. Eagles soar overhead and loons can be heard calling in the distance. Nature surrounds you with each step you take on this journey. Spring is in the air and in your step as new growth awakens in the forest and the woods come alive after a long winter’s sleep.

There are very few places on the earth as beautiful as the Gunflint Trail and there is no other race course like it in the world. It is a special place that must be treated with respect and protected for future generations to enjoy. We tread lightly and in doing so we make as little impact as possible.

Taking place during the forest’s green up just after Earth Day it is only natural the Ham Run is a green race. Every effort to conserve resources and leave no trace is taken. As an Endurance Magazine’s Race without a Trace the Ham Run is changing the world one step at a time by implementing environmentally friendly practices at our running event.

If you care for the environment and appreciate the beauty of the wilderness then make the choice to Run the Trail Less Traveled…

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Gunflint Trail