The Marathon to Marathon isn't just for runners, it's friendship, fun, food and entertainment.
On Friday, June 14, there's a pasta party at the Storm Lake High School. Brett Canney , BV University Track and Cross Country Coach, will speak in the media center.
On Saturday, June 15, before the race, Jenny Lickteig, a high school student from Storm Lake will sing the National Anthem. At 6 a.m. Tim Seuman, sports announcer for channel 9 will be the official starter for the Marathon and Marathon relay.
At 7:30 a.m., Karen Lind will sing the National Anthem in Marathon to start off the 5K run/walk. the Tot Trot will begin at 8:15 a.m. for ages 8 and under.
The Marathon Community Center will be serving omelets at 7 a.m. and turkey tenderloins and pork burgers at 11 a.m. On dtage entertainment at noon will be "Who's Driven?" from the Storm Lake area. It's a variety band playing country, traditional and contemporary rock'n roll. At 9 p.m. "The Edge" from Estherville will play classic rock at Ike's Job Site, Main Street.
Marathon sponsors are: (contributions of $250 or more) LeRoy Lind Memorial; Lind Turkey Enterprises: Lind Hilltop Farms; Olney Legal Services; Laurens: Laurens State Bank; Laurens State Bank Insurance Agency; Bil-Mar; Pepsi; Electronic Engineering; Fort B&F Sales; Music Inc.
Relay sponsors: (contributions of $100 to $249) Don and Marlene Christensen; Jim and Terry Benson; Community State Bank; Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce, Citizens First National Bank, Amerihost Inn; B&B Chlorination; Fitness Sports. 5K Sponsors: Food Pride; HyVee; Fareway; Sliefert Funeral Homes; First Coop; Ken Bertness/DeKalb Seed; Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative; Continental Deli; KAYL Radio; KKIA Radio; KICD Radio; Storm Lake Hydraulics; Fitzpatrick Auto.