by Cadet Will Norton
On October 26th, over 100 members of the community came together to race in the 2nd annual Husky Alpine Mountain Run (HAMR). This race helped connect the Arctic Warriors with the community as well as give back. The HAMR was able to donate $441 to the Copper Country Senior Meals program. The Copper Country Senior Meals program helps support local seniors by providing meals, and a visit from a dedicated delivery person.
This year’s HAMR was sponsored by several sports teams including the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Redwings, and the Chicago Bears. Several other local companies also donated and supported the HAMR as well. Baby E’s BBQ had their food truck at the finish line, Hancock Co-Op provided fresh fruit and granola bars for participants, and many local businesses donated to the raffle after the race. Quincy Mine allowed the HAMR to route the course through the abandoned mine property.
The new route greatly improved the HAMR, allowing a wider range of participants to have fun and compete. This revised route also incorporated stunning architecture from Quincy Mine, as well as providing a beautiful scenic overlook of Houghton. Many of the participants are eager for next year’s race and are very happy with the Arctic Warriors’ increased interaction with the community.