Going the extra mile
Partially paralyzed runner inspires participants at Mt. Baldhead event

Assistant sports editor

Patrick Price thought 2001 might be the year he didn't run in the Mt. Baldhead Challenge.

The retired teacher had run in the previous three Baldhead races despite a spinal cord injury that had left him partially paralyzed 10 years earlier. But he was hurting more than usual, and thought he might not be up to the grueling race, which includes a 282-step climb up the Saugatuck dune.