Salmon Run 2022 draws good participation 

BALDWIN — The cool, rainy weather Saturday did not stop running enthusiasts from giving their best in the annual Salmon Run 5K/10K walk and run in Baldwin.

From a longer route past lakes and through woods to a walk along the pretty sites on the Pere Marquette Trail, racers got to take in beautiful scenery, all for a good cause. Proceeds benefit seniors throughout the county by supporting St. Ann Senior Center Services.

"Thank you to all our runners," said Deborah Hanes, one of the organizers. "Your enthusiasm, energy, drive and dedication to your sport are so inspiring. We love hosting you."

Although the weather didn't cooperate, Hanes counted the blessings, mentioning at least the weather wasn't 85 degrees or pouring rain.

Overall fastest were Aaron Gancarz at 4.32 minutes per kilometer and Kathy Calabretta at 5.4 minutes per kilometer. Calabretta also placed for most senior runner, at 74-years-old, as well as fastest woman runner.

Hanes thanked all the sponsors of the event, including major sponsors Baldwin Lumber, Lake-Osceola State Bank and Pandora's Box, as well as the many sponsors in the platinum, gold and bronze categories.

For a list of all placements of racers, and sponsors, check out the Salmon Run 5K/10K run/walk page on Facebook, as well as updates on the event.

"Be sure to mark Saturday, Sept. 20, on your calendar for our 2023 Baldwin Salmon Run," Hanes said. "We hope to see you in 2023.