By Mark Kanz
The summer solstice officially took place a few days ago, but runners from throughout the area will celebrate it the best way they know how….by running on Saturday. Race Director Melissa Dupke says competitors in the Ahnapee Summer Solstice can choose the 30 or the 50-mile course. People can complete as an individual or team. Dupke says the race starts at the Ahnapee Trail Neenah Avenue parking lot and ends at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg.
The entire run will be completed on the Ahnapee State Trail with the exception of the final quarter mile to the fairgrounds. This is the fourth year as a long distance running event and Dupke is encouraged by the 40% growth in registrations. Solo participants will start at 7 a.m. and teams will head out at 8 a.m. Saturday.