What the Sam Hill!? COVID-19 may have caused us to cancel our annual Hospitality Classic, but it can’t keep us from getting our run on! We’re offering a virtual opportunity that everyone can get excited about. Sign up today and we’ll send you a super awesome “What the Sam Hill!?” t-shirt and a pvc keychain (because who really wants a participation medal). No chips, no bibs, no time, no set distances. Run / Walk / Bike / Skate / Skip / Whatever / any distance you wish, at your own pace, anywhere in the world! We ask that you get your exercise on sometime between October 17-31, 2020, and then post a picture to your social media letting everyone know about it! Be sure to tag our instagram or Facebook page and use the hashtag #whatthesamhillrun
Registration ends on September 30th! Cost is only $30 person (save $5 per additional runner when registering up to 5 people together). Running packets will be available to pick up prior to October 15th from the Oaklawn Marketing office (located in Marshall, MI), or for the out-of-towners, we can ship to you – for free! Please let us know which option you’d prefer when completing the registration form.
Who is Sam Hill??
Sam Hill (1819-1889) was the legendary surveyor and mining expert who allegedly swore so badly that it was commonplace to use his name as in “What the Sam Hill” to replace swear words. Hill worked with Dr. Douglas Houghton on the first geological survey of the Upper Peninsula in 1845. He was later involved with the sale of land and the building of roads and canals in the area. He was twice elected to the Michigan state legislature. In later years, he summered in the U.P. and wintered at his home in Marshall. In the 1930’s, he was featured in the informational cartoon, “Believe It Or Not” by Robert Ripley.
Oaklawn’s Hospitality Classic and this year’s What the Sam Hill!? virtual run are examples of Oaklawn’s dedication to keeping the community healthy by encouraging individuals and families to foster healthy lifestyles. By promoting this event, Oaklawn hopes to encourage fitness and enjoyment of running or walking for all ages. Thank you to Eaton Corporation for their continued support.