Maple Grove Lions to Support Local Olympic Hopeful During Annual Half-Marathon, Relay, and 5K Run/Walk
Apr 16, 2016 06:56AM
● By Wendy Erlien
File photo: Maple Grove Half Marathon and 5K (photo provided by Maple Grove Lions)
This year’s event will feature Maple Grove’s own U.S. Ski Team member and Olympic hopeful Elle Gaudette.
Gaudette is an aerial skier on the U.S. Ski Team, training, schooling, and living full time in Park City, Utah. She trains and competes year around in hopes of earning her spot on the Olympic team for the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics.
“I am so grateful and appreciative that the Maple Grove Lions have elected to support me and my Olympic dream,” Gaudette said, “There is very limited funding for ski team athletes, so it really means a lot to have the Maple Grove Lions and the local community behind me.”
The Maple Grove Half Marathon and 5K offers three events: a half marathon, a two-person half marathon relay, and a 5K run/walk. Each race begins and ends at the Maple Grove Senior High School stadium.
For more information, including registration details, visit maplegrovelions.org. Preregistration to run/walk in the event is required.