MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Pat Torreano, President of The Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association stopped in at the SUNNY Studios today to talk about some changes to the starting ceremonies for the U.P. 200 and Midnight Run.
Torreano explained that the starts of the sled dog races are set for Friday, February 15th in downtown Marquette, but the Midnight Run Sled Dog Race will start later than previously announced.
The Midnight Run, originally scheduled to begin immediately after the U.P. 200, will now be delayed until 9:00 pm. that night.
Torreano says the change will keep the two races from meeting each other in the woods, causing possible entanglements. It will also insure The Midnight Run will finish in Munising at a more spectator friendly time, between 8:30 and 10:30 Saturday morning.
As a result of the later start of the Midnight Run, there is a need for extra volunteers to help. Anyone willing to help should call Anna Sanford at 906-942-7850