After our involvement with last year’s Millinocket Marathon & Half, we were excited to be invited to participate and support the Marathon once again! The day before the race, we held a kickoff press event on Friday followed by a Team Wabanaki Appetizer with a Crankle 2K Run in the evening.
On the morning of race day, WPHW team members, Cyril Francis, recited a traditional prayer and Damon Galipeau and Nyle Sockbeson sang an opening song. Our WPHW volunteers were cheering and supporting from Mile Marker 1 throughout the rainy day. We opened our Healing Lodge as a warming center and provided some comfort to the runners with warm drinks and friendly faces.
We want to congratulate our Team Wabanaki runners who ran the Millinocket Marathon & Half – including our Co-CEO, Lisa Sockabasin and our Co-Senior Director, Saige Purser! We also wanted to extend our gratitude for our staff volunteers who supported the efforts throughout the weekend. We are already looking forward to the Marathon next year!