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17th Annual Tortoise and Hare 5k with free kids fun run

Owen Park, Eau Claire, WI 54703
5k run/walk with a free kids fun run following the 5k

Heidi Dubberke- hdubberke@gmail.com
http://www.indianheadtc.org/itc/tortoise-hare.htm



Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run for Special Olympics

Carson Park, Eau Claire
Join us for the 33rd 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 5.
Volunteers also needed. Contact Karen if you can help a few hours. kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org

Registering online saves you $2 per race entry, please register online at: http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/ccp.asp?ievent=1108379&lis=1&kntae1108379=178C2164B9FA4EA199A878E9EB3389C4&ccp=653246

Karen Kraus
Office phone: 715-833-0833



Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run for Special Olympics

Carson Park, Eau Claire
Join us for the 33rd Annual Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run benefiting the local Special Olympics program. This 2 and 5 mile run/walk in and around beautiful Carson Park and downtown Eau Claire is ranked one of the top 10 races in Wisconsin. It’s family friendly yet tough enough for the hard-core competitors. Ages 5-85 typically participate each year and average attendance is 1,200 people. We need to grow so we can do more for Special Olympics athletes living in the Chippewa Valley! Help us by inviting a family member or friend to join you!
100% of money raised 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 7:30 a.m., the 5 mile starts at 9 a.m., the 2 mile starts at 10:30 a.m., the Kids’ Fun Run begins at 11:30 a.m. and awards are at Noon.
For those who can’t attend Saturday, join us for the smaller 2 mile version on Tuesday, September 1, 6 p.m.
Volunteers also needed. Contact Karen if you can help a few hours at either race. kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org

For discount, please register online at: http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/ccp.asp?ievent=1108379&lis=1&kntae1108379=178C2164B9FA4EA199A878E9EB3389C4&ccp=653246


Karen Kraus
Office phone: 715-833-0833



Run With the Cops

UW-Eau Claire campus, Eau Claire
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 run follows a 5k run and 1 mile walk route on campus and through parts of downtown Eau Claire. 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.

Karen Kraus
Office phone: 715-833-0833



Lake Eau Claire Mini Triathlon

Hide Away Bar and Pavilion, Augusta, Wi
2.5 mile walk/run, 1 mile paddle, 8 mile bike ride
Family fun event with food and music

Vicki Funne Reed
www.lakeeauclaire.org



Family Fun Run

Northstar Middle School 2711 Abbe Hill Dr, Eau Claire, WI
Early registration by May 22nd: $15/$25 for family*
5K, ¼ mile kid run, family fun activities, healthy snacks, & PRIZES!
Day of event: $20/$30 for family* (*up to 5 people)
Questions? Contact:
Allie Pherson (apherson1@ecasd.us)
Amber Borton (aborton@ecasd.us or 715-852-5102)
Registration forms available on school webpages and in main offices
www.ecasd.us/Locust-Lane-Elementary
www.ecasd.us/Northstar-Middle-School
Proceeds support student programs in both schools

Amber Borton 715-852-5102


Eau Claire Color Run

Carson Park, Eau Claire WI
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness & individuality. The Eau Claire YMCA has been chosen as the local charity partner and is looking for volunteers to help make this event a success! Volunteers are needed Saturday, May 16 for packet pick-up and Sunday, May 17 for the color zones and water stations. This is a great way to get involved, have fun, and even earn service hours!

Race Registration: Go to http://thecolorrun.com/Eau-Claire/ to register on-line
Volunteer Registration:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-eau-claire-registration-16047062195?aff=YCMA
Call or e-mail the YMCA with any questions: 715-836-8460; terri@eauclaireymca.org



2nd Annual Jackson County 4-H Clover Chase

Lincoln Elementary School, Merrillan, WI Saturday, August 22, 2015 First race starts at 7:00 a.m.
The Clover Chase is a running event that includes a Half Marathon race, 5K race, 3 mile fun run/walk and ½ mile kid’s race. The event is a fundraiser for all of the participating 4-H Clubs in Jackson County. It will also be celebrating the unity of 4-H Clubs in Jackson County as well as family health and fitness. It will be held at Lincoln Elementary School in Merrillan, WI on Saturday, August 22, 2015. You can check out our website for more information: http://jc4hcloverchase.weebly.com


Janice McFarlane



2nd Annual Angel Wings of Love for Brains Golf Tourney and 5K

Holcombe, WI Golf: 8:30am 5K Run/Walk: 9:30am
https://sites.google.com/site/angelwingsofloveforbrains/

Mandy Swanson
(715) 559-1460
nathansangelwings@yahoo.com



UV Splash 5k

Chippewa Falls
ECCT TO HOST UV SPLASH 5K

Eau Claire, WI – The UV Splash 5K will take place on Friday, June 19, at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls.

The UV Splash by Colordash is a night-time 5K benefitting the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre. With over 800 runners, last year’s UV Splash was ECCT’s second largest fundraising event of the year and helped to raise over $15,000 for the organization. Billed as "The Night's Brightest 5K," runners will start with a clean white shirt and be splashed with colored water that glows at black light stations along the race route, and will be covered with glowing color by the end of the race. Packet pick-up runs from 7-9 p.m. with the dash beginning at 9:30 p.m. This year’s UV Splash will feature a new course, three times the black lights, and prize drawings at the after party.

Runners may register online at www.cd5k.com. Call 715-839-8877 or email frontdesk@ecct.org for more information.

225 Edward Street


Karner Blue 5K-10K-Half Marathon

120 N Water St, Black River Falls, WI 54615
11th Annual 5K – 10K – Half Marathon
Saturday – July 18, 2015
Half Marathon begins at 7:00 a.m.
5K & 10K begin at 8:00 a.m.
Kids Race begins at 9:00 a.m with a Recess Jams program immediately before the race
Awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

Start for 5K & 10K at Chamber of Commerce. Start for Half Marathon is on the Foundation Trail at Marks Field Little League Diamond – one mile from Chamber office. All races finish at the Chamber of Commerce.

The route for the Half Marathon is a VERY challenging hilly route through the beautiful countryside. Note the different start line for the Half-Marathon. Please be here early to check-in and get to the starting location prior to 7:00 a.m. Maps of the route are available at the Chamber of Commerce.

For the safety of our runners no dogs, strollers or rollerblades will be allowed on the course!
***Course will close at 10:00 a.m.***
Entertainment, Food, Refreshments

TAKE THE CORPORATE CHALLENGE!!!
5K - Teams of five can run to win the Traveling Trophy!

Age & Gender Categories: Medals will be awarded to the top 3 overall male and female finishers in each race! Timing results will be posted for each of the following categories:

Male & Female Categories for 5K & 10K – 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. Male & Female Categories for half marathon – 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. Finisher medals will be given to Half Marathoners only.

Registration Forms are availabe at:
Chamber of Commerce Office, Haag Gym, Plaza 24/7 Fitness, River Country Fitness, Lunda Community Center, Black River Memorial Hospital
or online at www.blackrivercountry.net

Black River Area Chamber of Commerce - Chris Hardie or Amanda Gunn. 715-284-4658


Pace & Pedal Duathlon

Wazee Lake Recreation Area, Black River Falls, WI
BRMH Pace & Pedal Duathlon – May 30th, 2015
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A FUN ACTIVITY FOR YOURSELF OR THE WHOLE FAMILY?

For the second year in a row, Black River Memorial Hospital, the Ho-Chunk Nation, Jackson in Action, UW-Extension and Jackson County Public Health are hosting Jackson County Fitness Day, May 30th, 2015. There will be food vendors, fun activities for the entire family, and fitness events to help provide healthy choices for Jackson County residents and visitors.

As part of Jackson County Fitness Day, Black River Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring the Pace & Pedal Duathlon. This race consists of a 5.5 mile run around Lake Wazee and a 10 mile bike ride near the Lake Wazee area. Participants may register individually or in a team of two; one to run and one to bike. Besides the Duathlon, there will also be a 2.7 mile fun run/walk and a 1.1 mile youth race available.

Visit http://www.brmh.net/paceandpedal/ for more information AND to register!!

Anna Jotham, Marketing Assistant
Direct Number: 715-284-1325



2015 Point Kids Duathlon Presented by Cellcom

UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
Kids Duathlon is on Friday evening on August 21. The duathlon is also a chip-timed event that will take place at UW-Stevens Point. The event consists of a 1/4 mile run, 1.5 mile bike ride, and a 1/4 mile run, and ALL participants receive an event T-Shirt! Different age classes are determined into ages 7-9 and 10-12. The event starts at 6:00 pm at UW-Stevens Point on Friday August 21.

Emily Starke; 715-342-2980 ext. 306; estarke@spymca.org


2015 Point Duathlon Presented by Cellcom

UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
2015 Point Duathlon presented by Cellcom is Saturday August 22. This is a chip-timed event that starts in Parking Lot Q at UW-Stevens Point. The duathlon consists of a 2 mile run, 16.5 mile bike ride, and a final 2 mile run to the finish line! There are two types of running terrain. The first course is on paved streets and sidewalks through the UW-Stevens Point campus. The final running course takes place in the shaded trail through Schmeekle Reserve on the Green Circle Trail. The biking course covers a flat region throughout rural scenic areas. Age divisions ranging from under 20 years to 70+ along with relay teams up to three people are eligible to participate. Registration forms will be available after April 1 online or at the Stevens Point Area YMCA. The event starts at 8:30 am with a mandatory pre-race meeting at 8:15 am. Event day pick up and registration runs from 6:30- 8:00 on August 22.

Emily Starke; 715-342-2980 ext. 306; estarke@spymca.org


Got Energy Triathlon

Swarthout Park in West Salem, WI

The 12th annual Got Energy Triathlon takes place in the beautiful Lake Neshonoc and surrounding West Salem neighborhood. It is a great fit for any ability, from beginners to elite. This event allows people to test their abilities at open water swimming, road cycling, and running. Athletes can compete individually or as teams.

La Crosse Area Family YMCA, 608-782-9622,


From Couch to 5k

10th St. Recreation Center, Corner of 9th St. & Bartlett Ave., Altoona, WI 54720
From Couch to 5k is the perfect way to become that runner you have always wanted to! The class will meet on Mondays & Thursdays and participants will be given a "homework assignment" to be completed over the weekend. This program will gradually take you from being a couch potato to a 5k runner in just 8 weeks! Class will conclude with an optional 5k run on Sunday, May 31st.
To register stop by the Altoona Parks & Recreation office or call 715.839.5188. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 2nd.

Altoona Parks & Recreation Department
715.839.5188



Stanley Watermelon Fest 5k run/walk

Chapman Park, Stanly WI
The fourth annual Stanley Lion’s Club Watermelon Fest 5k Run/Walk will be held this year at Chapman Park on Sunday July 26th starting at 9am. This 3.1 mile fun run/walk is in coordination with the Stanley Lion’s Club Watermelon Festival. Chip timing. Registration starts at 8am at the Rod & Gun Club Building. Pre-registration is $15, day of registration is $20. All proceeds from the 5k go towards supporting local, state and international Lion’s Club projects. The first 200 participants will received a pair of “Running Watermelon 5k” socks. Division and overall m/f awards. Come support the Lion’s Club!

Adam Smit 920-819-9804


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