CANNONSBURG, Mich. (WZZM) - The village of Cannonsburg is celebrating Labor Day with its fourth annual Honey Creek Duathlon, a community fundraiser centered around the theme “locals helping locals.’’
“It is a unique and fun way to spend Labor Day with friends and family while helping others,’’ event organizer Don Kurylowicz said. “Last year we raised $3,500 for two local charities.’’
Participants cover a little more than 18 miles on bike and on foot through Cannon, Vergennes, Grattan and Ada townships. It starts with a 1.5 mile run, followed by a 13.6 mile bike ride and concludes with 3.1 mile run.
The race begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday, but the post-race celebration is the carrot at the end of the stick. Large tents fill the parking lot next to Honey Creek Inn, where racers and non-racers can sink their teeth into smoked chicken and smoked pork dinners, drink locally-made beer and listen to music from four local bands.