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The HAMR is a competitive running event consisting of a 5k and 10k course put on by Michigan Tech’s Department of Military Science .

This traverses Mont Ripley, in Hancock, Michigan, the beautiful heart of the Copper Country. The course is challenging, the competition is fierce, yet the environment remains fun and friendly.

This experience is truly unforgettable, as you enjoy the panoramic views of the famous UP fall colors, surrounded by friends, family, and competitors. Come out this year and take on the mountain together!

50% of all our proceeds will be donated to Mont Ripley in Hancock, MI and the 31 Backpacks program (split evenly).  The ski hill is the location of our race, as well as a frequently used recreation area by MTU students and the community.  31 Backpacks is a program that aims for “no child to go to bed hungry”. They’ve helped 2100 kids this summer alone. The remaining proceeds will be used to support the development and training of future Army Officers.

COVID-19 Mitigation Plan:

– Race Heats will be limited to 25 people  
– Race Heats will be spaced out by 15 minutes to spread runners along course
– Runners will maintain a 6ft separation prior to running and then a 10ft separation during the cardiovascular event (Michigan Tech Flex Level 3 guidelines) 
– All those present are to wear face coverings before and after the race while on Michigan Tech property (Michigan Tech Flex Level 3 guidelines) 
– Race Awards presentation is for the identified race winners only due to outdoor numbers limitations (Michigan Tech Flex Level 3 guidelines)   

Take a look at our Raffle items!

Race Information

The HAMR is located on Michigan Tech’s own Mont Ripley. This is a rigorous, uneven course that traverses the steep slopes of the surrounding area’s most beloved mountain.

 
*UPDATED* 2020 5K 1-lap and 10K 2-lap Course
  Date: October 31, 2020

Timeline:

0830 Packet Pick-up Begins

0900 10k Heat Begins

0930 First 5k Heat Begins – Each Consecutive 5k Heat Begins on 15 Minute Intervals

1030 Last 5k Heat Begins

1100 First Sports Team Heat Begins (10k)

1105 Last Sports Team Heat Begins (5k)

1200 Raffle Awards Presented

1215 Race Awards Presented

Location: Base of Mont Ripley (Outdoors)

Parking: Mont Ripley Parking Lot

The HAMR course is carefully chosen to keep participants safe on the slopes, yet challenged. The course is clearly marked with tape and friendly workers. Water will be provided in your race bag, so there will not be water stations along the course in an effort to minimize person-to-person contact.   

** Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, face coverings are required per the Michigan Tech Flex Level 3 guidelines while on Michigan Tech property. Wearing a face covering while in the staging areas is required, as well as maintaining 6 feet of spacing between people. Upon starting the cardiovascular event please increase your spacing to 10ft of separation between participants. **

 

Registration

What do you get for registering?

We pride ourselves on providing a one of a kind challenge race experience, including:

  • A commemorative HAMR T-Shirt! (before 11:59 pm 10/22/2020, after this date cost is $5.00)
  • Quality photos taken of you, from the very start of the race to the finish line.
  • A safe and clean environment

Current registration price: Free!

 
*Due to the difficulty of the current times for many families, our registration fee will be waived for all participants.  However, donations are still welcome!

*As of 11:59 pm 10/22/2020, shirts will no longer be free to participants.  Shirts will be $5 (picture to come), and we will also be selling last year’s commemorative hats for $5 (see below).

Link to MTU AROTC Flickr

Sponsorship

The donations from the run will go directly to benefit the Michigan Tech Department of Military Science Program to help fund the continuous training of our future leaders. Some projects that could be funded include but are not limited to . . .

  • The construction of a rappel tower
  • The maintenance of a 1947 Howitzer Cannon
  • Staff rides
  • Competitions
  • New training equipment

50% of all our proceeds will be donated to Mont Ripley in Hancock, MI and the 31 Backpacks program (split evenly).  The ski hill is the location of our race, as well as a frequently used recreation area by MTU students and the community.  The remaining proceeds will be used to support the development and training of future Army Officers.

                                                     

  Sponsorship
Levels
Donation
Amount
Donor Acknowledgment
  Slope $250+ Acknowledgement on Facebook and Instagram
Name listed on Website
  Base Camp $100+ Acknowledgement on Facebook and Instagram

Current Donation Totals

(This Year's Sponsors)

SLOPE LEVEL SPONSORS

Houghton Rental Housing

Margaret Peitz

Steel 21

Thomas Wittkopf

BASE CAMP LEVEL SPONSORS

Riley and Bailey McMichael

JoAnn MacPherson

MTU Nordic Ski Team

Mangas and Tu on behalf of the MSI Class

(Last Year's Sponsors)

PLATEAU LEVEL SPONSORS

Veterans Group Logos with UAW-01 Logo

LEDGE LEVEL SPONSORS

Dailey Data Processing

SLOPE LEVEL SPONSORS

Green Barn
Research Associates

J.E. Hendrickson Excavating