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Community members participate in 11th Annual Hodag Run for Your Life eventSubmitted: 06/25/2017
RHINELANDER - This year community members hit the pavement for the 11th Annual Hodag Run for Your Life on Saturday.

The event includes a half marathon, a 10K, a 5K, and even a "Chase the Hodag" run for kids. Organizers say the Hodag chase is always a big hit with kids.


"They're going to start right up here by the beach house and they're going to run around and they'll come back and get bomb pops by Hildebrand Russ, and the kids love chasing that Hodag," said organizer Mel Houg.

The event helps benefit programs at the YMCA of the Northwoods. Organizers say the YMCA serves an important role in the community.

"It really has a central place for people to go to get active and work out and be successful at different things such as swim lessons and all the different aerobic activities that they can do at the fitness centers and things there," said Houg.

Organizers added that they saw more sign-ups this year, and say that the event had a new route that brought runners to Pine Lake.



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