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Anytime Fitness Sponsoring
16th Annual Chamber Lighthouse Races
Anytime Fitness of Huron and Sandusky is sponsoring the 16th annual Lighthouse Races on Saturday, May 3. They are a major fundraiser for the Huron Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship program.
Once again runners in the 10-mile race will follow a scenic route that will take them out to BGSU Firelands campus and through the picturesque James H. McBride Arboretum. Plants and trees there should be in should be in full bloom, providing the long distance runners a close-up view of the sprawling campus, located at the corner of Rye Beach and Boos roads.
For less seasoned runners and walkers, the Lighthouse 5K offers a scenic route through the Old Plat area and along the lake on Cleveland Road West.. A favorite with families each year is the Kalahari Kids’ 1-K Fun Run. Children up to 12 years of age will receive an award, refreshments and prizes.
“We are very grateful for the generous support of the Demos family, major sponsors of this year’s races. They are owners of Anytime Fitness facilities in Huron and Sandusky,” said Sheila Ehrhardt, director of the Huron Chamber of Commerce.
Funds raised from these races in the past 14 years have been used to provide thousands of dollars in scholarships for graduating Huron High School seniors. A copy of the registration form can be found at this website
The first 150 participants to pre-register will receive a commemorative wicking-fabric t-shirt, lots of refreshments, age group and overall awards, and will have the chance to win some great door prizes.
Registration form available here.
Start time for the 5K Run is 9 a.m. and the 10-Milers will set out at 9:05 a.m. In order for those racing to cheer on the aspiring young runners in their families, the Kids’ Fun will start at 8:30 a.m. All of the racers will take off from and return to Huron High School Memorial Stadium. Same day registrations will be accepted there from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the stadium locker rooms.
Several hundred runners from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana have come to look forward to this race and the picturesque 10-mile route offers a whole new challenge to runners.
Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers and to the top three in each age division. Age groups include: 13 and under, and 14-19, (5K only) 19 and under, (10-miler only) 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.
So put on your running shoes and head to Huron to compete in the Huron Chamber of Commerce’s Lighthouse 10-Mile and 5K Run. For information, phone 419.433.5700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huron Pizza‘s Philly Cheese Steak Pie Earns Honors For Our President
Several dozen pizzerias participated recently in the Sandusky Rotary’s Pizza Challenge at Kalahari Convention Center. Chamber president Matt Cummings took 3rd place in the Specialty Pizza category with his Philly Cheese Steak pizza. Congratulations to Matt and all his crew.
Other Chamber Members Garner Readers’ Choice Awards
The Sandusky Register’s Funcoast Readers’ Choice Awards were presented recently to outstanding business in the North Coast area and seven Huron Chamber members were honored.
Best Pizza: Village Pizza House, Castalia, 1st Place; Huron Pizza House, 2nd Place
Best Place for Ice Cream: Pied Piper, 2nd Place
Best Place for Doughnuts: The Donut Shop, 3rd Place
Best Winery & Beset Place for Live Music:: Quarry Hill Winery, 1st Places
Best Fair or Festival: Huron River Fest, 2nd Place
Best Water Park: Kalahari, 1st Place
Huron Chamber Honors Outstanding Citizens!
Celebrate Huron: A Stroll Down Memory Lane” was the theme for the Huron Chamber of Commerce’s annual recognition night on Saturday, March 8. Memorabilia displayed at the dinner included an unopened bottle of beer smuggled in to the Rye Beach area during prohibition in the 1920’s. Randy Crawford created a DVD chock-full of scenes from the city’s colorful past.
Honorees included: Berardi’s Restaurant, Holiday Harbor Marina and Latanick Equipment. President Matt Cummings received the Unsung Hero award for his many years of dedicated service to the Chamber, and for helping out many local charity drives and non-profits whenever asked.
Pictured, (l. to r.) are: Tony McGue and Chris Brandich, Berardi’s; Rick Decker, Latanick Equipment; Tom Solberg Jr. and Ron Finke, Holiday Harbor Marina; Matt Cummings, Huron Pizza House, and Rick Poorman, Latanick.
Photo by Jennifer Kilbury
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