Signup for one of three races in Ely during the annual Ely Marathon. Races include the Northern Lights 5k Glow Run at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 (open to all ages and abilities); the 26.2-mile Ely Marathon at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday; and the 13.1-mile Boundary Waters Bank Half Marathon at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Those wanting a bigger challenge can portage a canoe for the entire marathon or half marathon races. There will also be a kids marathon, coined the Dorothy Molter Root Beer Run; kids are asked to run 25 miles prior to marathon day. Then, on race day, they will run the remaining 1.2 miles of the course. Other activities include a race expo, live music by Rhino, a bounce house, food trucks, a beer tent and an awards ceremony. Race registration required.