Bridgefest News 
April 3, 2018
1st Annual Bridgefest 5000 - 5K Run/Walk

Bridgefest 1st Annual 5000 5K Walk/Run
Friday June 15, 2018 – 7:00pm

Come and run or walk with or in front of your family, friends, and neighbors. This race is your only opportunity to run/walk through downtown Hancock and Houghton and over the Portage Lake Lift Bridge on closed streets.

Preceding the 2018 Bridgefest parade is the first-ever Bridgefest 5000 (5K, 3.1 mile) road race and non-competitive walk – starting at the west end of downtown Hancock and finishing in Houghton – with proceeds to support 31 Backpacks in their mission to combat childhood hunger in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. You can participate in this new event and not miss the parade too! The finish will be in Bridgeview Park in Houghton, just a block off the parade route.

This will be a first-class event with T-Shirts for all participants, professional chip timing and results, an accurate distance with mile splits, age group awards, and safe race conditions. Not to mention probable great weather and an awesome time racing in front of a huge crowd!

Add to your Bridgefest experience with a fun, new event. Improve your physical fitness, set a goal, challenge yourself, and enjoy the comradery of your community both on the course and lining both sides of the street as you go by. This is a great warm-up event to prep for the Canal Run in Hancock (July 21, 2018).

For more information and to register online, CLICK HERE


$20 per participant until June 4, 2018

$25 late registration after June 4, 2018 including day of race

$50 family registration fee until June 4, 2018 (up to 2 adults and all minor children of a nuclear family up to 6), save $30 for a family of 4!

T-Shirts included for all participants, even for race day registration. We’ll mail you your shirt after the event if we have to!

Race Day registration and pre-registration check-in/packet pick-up on Scott St between Quincy St and Hancock St (behind Krist Oil) in Hancock, 4:30 – 6:30pm.
June 20, 2017
2017 Tennis Tournament Results

June 17, 2017

The matches were very competitive throughout the event. We started a little late due to
wet courts in the morning, but then had a beautiful day.
The championship match was 55 minutes of tough long points. It was a back and forth
match, but Micah Heath and Deepak Kulkarni kept their noses in front and were able to
hold serve at the end to win the match over Bob Grasseschi and Dan Greenlee, 8-6.

The Consolation Champions were Jim Venlinski and Richard Vendlinski who defeated Justin Erkkila and Robert Erkkila, 8-3.

Full Results
JUNE 17, 2017

Bob Grasseschi & Dan Greenlee, BYE
Justin Erkkila / Robert Erkkila defeated Judy Croty / Donna Wakeham, 8-1
Jim Vendlinski & Richard Vendlinski defeated Elise Cheney-Makens & Craig Makens, 8-2
Micah Heath & Deepak Kulkarni, BYE

Bob Grasseschi & Dan Greenlee defeated Justin Erkkila & Robert Erkkila, 8-4
Micah Heath & Deepak Kulkarni defeated Jim Vendlinski & Richard Vendlinski, 8-5

Jim Vendlinski & Richard Vendlinski defeated Judy Croty & Donna Wakeham, 8-0
Justin Erkkila & Robert Erkkila defeated Elise Cheney-Makens & Craig Makens, 8-6

Jim Vendlinski & Richard Vendlinski defeated Justin Erkkila & Robert Erkkila, 8-3

Micah Heath & Deeepak Kulkarni Defeated Bob Grasseschi & Dan Greenlee, 8-6

Click Here for more information in PDF Format

June 27, 2016
Making of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge

A digitized film they made on the construction of the Portage Lift Bridge-and it's amazing to see how it was built. Link provided by MDOT.



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