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The aptly named Red Earth Classic on July 22 covers a lot of ground throughout the western area of Marquette County, all starting and ending in Negaunee. The event features four mountain bike races on the RAMBA trails which include the 32-mile Beast, 19-mile Loader, 12-mile Dozer, and 3-mile Junior Classic. In addition to the two wheel races, runners can cover a half marathon or 10K trail run, a 5K trail run or walk, or a 1-mile kids run. Whatever you participate in you will be sure to see some of the red-colored ground that is the result of the hematite or iron ore deposits the area is known for.
None of these great events take place without the tremendous support of many Marquette County organizations and businesses as well as countless volunteers. Smiling faces to lend a hand or cheer on participants are always welcome and encouraged. To find out more about any of these events or even more that will take place throughout the year, please visit www.travelmarquettemichigan.com or call (800) 544-4321.