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Great Steps 4NF

Irvine Park Main Pavilion, Chippewa Falls, WI
Are you ready for the 3rd Annual Chippewa Falls Great Steps 4NF Walk?
Join us for a great day in Irvine Park at the Main Pavilion with other individuals and families that also strive to find better treatments and a cure for NF.
We will start off with a 3 mile walk, take your pick of 2 routes with one being shorter and handicapped accessible. Food and prizes will round out the event, but plan on staying to enjoy the Zoo at this beautiful, historic park.
Check-in is at 10 am and the walk starts at 11 am.
This community-based event is organized by a local family that is committed to helping other NF families by raising awareness and funds for the neurofibromatosis cause.
Register as soon as possible so we know how many t-shirts, volunteers and food to have.
Registration fees are $20 per adult, $12 for children 4-10 yrs old, and children 3 and under are free. Walk-up registration on the day of the walk is $25 per person. You can choose to fundraise instead of paying the registration fee. Those who raise over $100 do not have to pay the registration fee.
Form a team; (get your family and friends involved) Create a team name and register at by April 26th and guarantee your walk t-shirt. Though day of registration is also welcome it does not guarantee you a shirt.

email Crystal at

Girls on the Run 5K , Presented by Gordy's

Owen Park, Eau Claire, WI 10am Run starts, fun starts at 9am!
GOTR 5K, fun for all! Activities before, open to all ages, non-timed event.

Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley, 715-514-5075

ASCV 7th Annual Spectrum Shuffle

Altoona, WI
10K Race - 5K Run/Walk - One Mile Fun Run

Sherri Linderman 715-835-7602

Color Run

Carson Park, Eau Claire WI
Chose to race or volunteer at The Color Run! Volunteers needed for check-in, throwing color packets and clean up duties!

Ashley Wolterstorff, 715-836-8460,

Fido & Friends Fun Run

Carson Park- Pine Pavilion, Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire
Please Join us for this important FUNdraiser to benefit the Eau Claire County Humane Association- The 30th annual Fido & Friends! Registration begins at 11am with the fun run starting at noon. Your furry friend is welcome to participate in the talent show. Vendor tables to visit and food concessions will be available. Show your support in the ECCHA by collecting pledges from family and friends! $30.00 per person • All Ages invited

Eau Claire County Humane Association
more info. at 715-839-4747,

Tortoise and Hare 5k

Phoenix Park, Eau Claire WI
5k run/walk with free kids fun run to follow- free picnic dinner to follow for participants

Heidi Dubberke-

Walk for Hunger Nyre You

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2245 Hayden Ave, Altoona
4th Annual Walk for Hunger Nyre You will be held on Saturday, April 30 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (2245 Hayden Ave, Altoona) in Altoona. Registration on the day of the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. with the ½ mile or 3 mile walk starting at 10:00 a.m. Join us for a silent auction, bake sale & lunch even if you don’t walk. Cost is $10 per person or $30 per family.
Feed a Child Nyre You is an outreach program that supports the weekend food bag programs for students at Pedersen Elementary in Altoona. Funds raised will go to support this program. For questions or a registration form please contact Jennie Childs at 715-829-7024 or

Jennie Childs 715-829-7024

Run for Veterans in Need

5K Fun Run/Walk around Lake Como in Bloomer, WI


Stepping Stones, Inc. 1st Annual T.A.C.S. 5k Run/Walk

Marilyn's Fire Station 157 S Whelen Ave, Medford, WI 54451 Friday, June 24th, 2016 Registration: 6pm Race: 6:30pm- 7:30pm After Race Event: 7:30pm-12:00am (Music, Food, and Awards)
T.A.C.S. stands for "Together Advocating for Crime Survivors".

Why is this event needed?

-Stepping Stones has organized a walk/run during the month of June to recognize and support Taylor County crime victims/survivors our community, with the support and help of our local law enforcement!
Our 5k Run/Walk will include an event after the race, with awards, music, food, and refreshments.
$25 registration fee, includes T-shirt.


Stroll in the Park for Epilepsy-2016

Irvine Park In Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 9:30- Registration 10:30 -Walk 11:30-Picnic
The Stroll in the Park is major fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin.There is a 1.5 mile walk around the animal cages,followed by a wonderful picnic and prizes. There are games,clowns,and more. All pledges and donations support Client Services, Community education, advocacy, for over 14,000 individuals and families in our 22 county service area who face the challenges of epilepsy in their life.Please contact our office or go to our facebook and website at for online registration and information ,at MY EVENT.

Lou Kelsey-715-834-4455-1-800-924-2105

12th Annual Karner Blue Race

Black River Falls Saturday, July 2, 2016 Half Marathon starts at 7 a.m. 5K/10K starts at 8 a.m. Kid's race starts at 9 a.m.
5K/10K/Half Marathon races. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age category! Trophies will be presented to the overall male and female winner of each race. Categories: Male & Female for 5K & 10K – 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. Male & Female for Half Marathon – 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. Finisher medals will be given to Half Marathoners only. Kid’s Race – 11 & Under (participation ribbons) Awards ceremony will take place at 9:30a.m. downtown on the festival grounds.

Black River Area Chamber of Commerce - Amanda Gunn
120 N Water St, Black River Falls, WI 54615

Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run for Special Olympics

Carson Park, Eau Claire
Join us for the 34th Annual Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run benefiting the local Special Olympics program. This 2 mile run/walk in beautiful Carson Park is ranked one of the top 10 races in Wisconsin. It’s family friendly and tough enough for the hard-core competitors. Ages 5-85 typically participate each year and average attendance for the Tuesday night race is 500 people. Help us grow this year’s event by inviting a family member or friend to join you!
100% of money raised from the race stays locally to help 1,000 Special Olympics athletes with intellectual disabilities train and compete in sports year-round. It’s a life changing opportunity for these kids and adults.
After the race, enjoy concessions, music, race results and an awards ceremony during the Party in the Park.
Check in begins at 4:30 p.m. and the race begins at 6 p.m. with awards following at 7 p.m.
For those who can’t attend Tuesday, join us for the main event Saturday, September 3.
Prices vary depending on date of registration.
Volunteers also needed. Contact Karen if you can help a few hours.

Karen Kraus, (715) 833-0833

Run With the Cops 5K for Special Olympics

UW-Stout campus, Menomonie
You’ve heard of a ride along, but what about a run along? Join dozens of law enforcement officers for this 5k to benefit local Special Olympics athletes. Do you have what it takes to outrun the cops? Will there be “jail time” if you lose to a cop? This unique evening glow run follows a 5k run and 1 mile walk route on campus and through parts of downtown Eau Claire. There’s also a kids’ ¼ mile run. Registration includes a t-shirt and coffee and donuts at the finish line. Plus, a donut eating contest against the cops is guaranteed to be epic! Open to all community members, families, college students and anyone interested in supporting Special Olympics WI. Lights and sirens will lead the way and kids activities will include exploring a cop car, meeting the K9, getting an “official” police badge, and more. $25 for 5k and 1 mile walk. $15 for kids 1/4 mile.

Karen Kraus, (715) 833-0833

Eau Claire Team Hope Walk for the Huntington's Disease Society of America

Eau Claire
Join us for the 2nd Annual Team Hope Walk to fund-raise for the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). Form a team to participate in either a 5K run/walk or 1 mile walk to raise awareness and hope for a cure for Huntington’s Disease, a rare genetic neurodegenerative disorder that deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities.

Natasha Wilkins, 715-491-1950

2nd Annual Chippewa Falls Parkview Elementary Color Run

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds Chippewa Falls, WI
Registration is officially open!!!!!
We had such an amazing turn out from the Chippewa Valley community including Parkview families that we have started planning the 2nd Annual Community Color Run Event!
All money raised from this fun and healthy event will be used to fund extra activities, projects and field trips not covered by school budgets.
Early registration is now open until April 1st for only $25 per person. The cost to register for this walk/run will increase to $30 after April register early and spread the word!
Online registration includes a free t-shirt and color pack!!!
After the event, there will be a Color Blast After Party with music and Big Blasts of Color!
See you there!!
Event Registration Page:

Jill Albright 715-225-0988 or
Jennie Swoboda 715-271-6365


Towering Pines Park - 2355 Tower Road, Kronenwetter, WI
Join the Kronenwetter Fire Department as we honor the fallen heroes of September 11th, 2001. Register for the 5k, 10k or 1 Mile Firefighter Challenge to show your support for the fallen first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice 15 years ago.
Participants will receive a free dri-fit event tee, Fallen Hero Honor Badge, an automatic entry into our Race Bib Raffle and goodie bags from local businesses and sponsors.
Run For The Fallen will benefit the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Village of Kronenwetter Fire Department.
Sign up today and Never Forget.

More details can be found on our website: or by joining the Facebook event: Run For The Fallen 2016

Becky Hensel at 715-370-8370 or

SpringFest 5K for Kids & Fun Mile

Chippewa Falls
A run/walk through beautiful Irvine Park. Proceeds of the race support the Chippewa Area Mentor Program and Boys & Girls Club of Chippewa Falls. Race registration includes Dri-Fit Shirt, One Day Admission to SpringFest Pass ($8 value) and post-race refreshments and snacks. Kids will also receive a free Micon movie pass and Culver's custard coupon.

Chippewa Area Mentor Program 715-726-2400 ext. 2474 or Boys & Girls Club 715-726-2065

5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit Ronald McDonald House!

Millyard Park, Cornell WI
For the last 4 years, this being the 5th, during the Cornell Community Fair, I have hosted a 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit a great local cause!

This year, the proceeds will hit home. Our youngest son, at 6 months old was diagnosed with Sagittal Cranial Synopsis, which is a 1 in 5,000 case. The suture behind his soft spot was fused shut going toward the back plate of the head. After getting several opinions; he under went Cranial Reconstruction Surgery at Minneapolis Children's Hospital in Minnesota on October 15, 2015. To say this was a nightmare, would be an understatement. When they took him from my hands I collapsed & lost control of myself.

We had a great referal to a specific doctor. AFTER he was in surgery, we found out we were put into the hands of a man who has been featured in MD Magazine over 20 times for Top 10 Doctor's! Dr. Najib is right at the top of the BEST neuro surgeons, period. Our minds were a little relieved.

After nearly 5 months post surgery, he is recovering well & his hair is growing! Since this, I will NEVER take children for granted, as we could have lost ours that day. Kiss & hold them when ever you get the opportunity to, no matter how busy you are!

This year, proceeds will go directly to the Ronald McDonald House located within Minneapolis Children's Hospitals & Clinics building! Chris & I had to take off a week of unpaid work when this arised. Honestly, without the help of the Ronald McDonald House, we would not have been able to afford to eat 3 meals a day at between $20 & $25 each. We thank this charity over & over for their smiles, kind words, & volunteers who made tasty food for all who walked through those doors!

IT'S TIME TO GIVE BACK!!! I hope none of you have to use them, but if you do, know that charitable acts is what keeps the doors open to those in need.

5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit Ronald McDonald House, kick off on June 18th @ 10:30am, Millyard Park in Cornell WI on Hwy 64 & Park Rd!

$20 registration for adults. Children 10 & under are $15. Cost includes a t-shirt!
Email: for a printable registration form. Please remit registration form(s) with payment by June 6, 2016 to:

Jennifer Krueger
701 S. 3rd Street
Cornell, WI 54732

*Any payment received after June 6, 2016 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.
*Accepting donations this day, for non perishable food items to keep their pantries stocked!

Let's make this a AMAZING day you all!!!!
Rain or shine, it will go on!
You can be recognized by Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis, Minnesota if you wish to give a monetary donation!

Jennifer Krueger
701 S. 3rd Street
Cornell, WI 54732

The Oz Run

Northern WI State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls, WI
The Oz Run is a unique, fun, and challenging 5K Run/Walk and Half Marathon. The Oz Run offers a running experience like no other race you've done. Begin your adventure in “Kansas” as Dorothy did, then follow the “Yellow Brick Road” through the wonderful land of “Oz” where you will encounter lions and tigers and bears…oh my!

Conclude your journey in magical “Emerald City” where you can celebrate your accomplishment with other racers, spectators, and families (bring your munchkins). Most importantly, all proceeds of the run will benefit Irvine Park and 4H Club of Chippewa County.

ALS Walk and Wheel-a-thon

Jun 8, 1014 - Jun 8, 2014 Registration: 10:30

Northern Wisconsin State Fair Grounds in Chippewa Falls
Registration starts at 10:30

A picnic will be held at 11:15

The walk starts at 1:30