Gary Engstrom Memorial 5K

Gary Engstrom Memorial 5K

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 11:00am


Gary Engstrom was one of Gogebic County’s premier long-distance runners. From the early days of the running boom in the late 1960’s Gary emerged as a stellar, determined, and consistent runner. Gary was a legend not only as a runner but as a helpful person, always willing to help not only other runners but people in need. Anything from shoveling snow from roofs to giving people free car rides. Running was Gary’s #1 priority, and running marathons was his forte. He never wanted to take a day off from running and his streak of continuous running days reached 18 years including days after ultra-marathons and surgeries. Gary ran over 220 marathons in his career.

Gary served his country as a Vietnam Veteran. His family wishes that all proceeds from this memorial event, including entry fees and donations, go to the Gogebic County Chapter 66 Veterans. Gary has left a legacy and also a void which will not be replaced.

This 5k race runs on the beautiful Iron Belle blacktop trail from Bessemer, MI City Hall to the Township park in Ramsay, MI. The racecourse has several small hills and sweeping “S” turns with the last 1/3rd mile downhill to the finish. Runners will enjoy amazing scenery, with peak fall colors!

Age Groups: 1-10, 11-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, & 70+

Awards/Giveaways: All runners will receive a T-shirt and medals will be awarded to the Top Male & Female finishers in each of the above age groups.

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