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Wild Hog to introduce full marathon next year

Organizers of the Grand Forks Wild Hog Half Marathon are in search of more volunteers and sponsors as they prepare to add a full marathon to next year's festivities.

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Jason Bruce of Winnipeg won the Wild Hog 10K Saturday. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Organizers of the Grand Forks Wild Hog Half Marathon are in search of more volunteers and sponsors as they prepare to add a full marathon to next year's festivities.

"As we prepare to make this 26.2-mile leap, it is important for us to increase our community involvement both in terms of volunteers and sponsorship support," according to a letter sent this week.

The fifth annual event, scheduled for late September, will be the first to include a full marathon.

Organizers have already planned a race course, coordinator Rachel Hellyer said.

Though the marathon is 10 months away, she said it's important ramp up efforts now because much of the money is spent before race day. This week, organizers signed an agreement to advertise in the popular magazine Runner's World.

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"What's really nice to have the sponsorship dollars for is to help us reach out beyond the community," Hellyer said.

A map of the full marathon course provided by Hellyer shows the course will run along the east side of Grand Forks from as far as south as the Grand Forks Country Club and as far north as Grand Forks' Riverside Park. The course also includes some parts of East Grand Forks.

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