Now this sounds like fun. If you're going to be up on the North Shore over Fourth of July, think about participating in the Tofte Trek. It's a 10K run AND/OR walk through the woods around Tofte, on snowmobile trails, ski trails and the Superior Hiking Trail. People finish the experience really dirty and really smiley.
Me, I'd be a walker. Fast walker, serious walker, but not a runner.
Jan Horak started this race, well, 30 years ago. Jan is a legend in his own time, and should still be hanging around on Trek day. maybe the most smiley of all.
The timing works out so you can also take part in the Tofte Fourth of July Parade, so you can really take in the whole experience.