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Sisu Shuffle Coming April 22, 2017

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The UP Health System – Portage annual Sisu Shuffle will take place Saturday, April 22, 2017, starting at 11 am. The event is free, but attendees are asked to register. The Sisu Shuffle starts and ends at the UP Health System campus in Hancock.

The shuffle is a fun event for people of all ages and all skill levels. Complete the course in any way you see fit — walk, run, jog, skip or shuffle!

All registrants will be entered into a drawing to win many great prizes, including bikes! Be sure to register each attendee in order to be entered for a chance to win a free bike! See the website for more information, or call or email Angela at 906-483-1153 or aluskin@portagehealth.org.

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Two Former U.P. College Skiers Take Great Bear Chase Titles

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A record 730 skiers took to the Swedetown ski trails in Calumet for the 37th running of the UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon on Saturday. Racers could choose from among seven races of various distances and techniques.

Two former U.P. college skiers took the victories in the 50km skiathlon: former Michigan Tech standout Deedra Irwin of Pulaski, Wisconsin, and Northern Michigan alumnus Kyle Bratrud of Marquette, Michigan. Bratrud eked out the win with just 1.4 seconds to spare.
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Jr. Bear Chase Cancelled; Great Bear Chase Still On

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Given the forecast for Friday afternoon (March 10) – cold and windy and below-zero wind chills, the Junior Bear Chase has been cancelled.

Saturday’s (March 11) Great Bear Chase will continue as scheduled, with a record number of skiers!

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Great Bear Chase Coming Saturday, March 11

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Last year saw a record number of skiers for the Great Bear Chase and the 2017 version has already surpassed those numbers, closing in on 700 skiers. The Great Bear Chase includes the signature 50km skiathlon (25km classic and 25km freestyle), and 50km, 25km, and 10km races for both classic and freestyle. The first skiers go off at 8:30 am on Saturday, March 11! See www.greatbearchase.com for details.

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