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Lace Up for the Sault International Festival of Races

Posted on August 22nd, 2017

Are you ready for amazing views and miles of great scenery?
Soo Locks SunriseThe 8th Annual War Memorial Hospital Sault International Festival of Races kicks off Saturday, September 23rd with a half-marathon across the International Bridge, and no passport is required! The half-marathon and the 7.1 mile Bridge Run both turn around before heading into Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Sault International Festival of Races

If you’re not ready for such a long run, you can opt for the 5k Run/Walk through historic Sault Ste. Marie. The 5k does not go across the International Bridge.
Sault International Festival of Races Soo LocksWhy the Sault International Festival of Races, you ask?
Sault International Festival of Races

You can’t beat the cool Fall temperatures!
Sault International Festival of Races

The sunrise just isn’t the same from the seat of a vehicle when crossing the bridge!
Sault International Festival of Races Sunrise at the Soo Locks

When are you going to get another chance this year to run the International Bridge?
Sault International Festival of Races

The race weekend isn’t complete without a night’s stay at the host hotel, Ramada Plaza Ojibway Hotel. Explore the downtown restaurants and nightlife within steps of your hotel, but remember the first race starts at 7:15 AM!Downtown Sault Ste. Marie, MI

So, lace up your running shoes and get ready for a spectacular experience during the War Memorial Sault International Festival of Races, Saturday, September 23rd. If you get a few great photos while running, please remember to share them using the hashtag #ILovetheSoo.