Leif Eriksson Row & Run 2017

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Leif Eriksson Day

In 1000 AD Leif Eriksson discovered Vinland, largely considered to be modern day Newfoundland. This makes him the first European explorer to discover and make a settlement in America. In 1964, it was proclaimed that October 9th would be known as Leif Eriksson Day in honor of this discovery. In recognition of this day and the explorer’s spirit, we have organized the Leif Eriksson Day Row and Run. Much like the Viking explorers, the Row and Run starts on the water with a 1-mile paddle boat race in Lake Charlevoix; this is followed by a 5K run. Last year was the second year for this event, with an enthusiastic and dedicated turnout for both rowers and runners. This year’s race will be in Charlevoix on October 7th, 2017.

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