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The professionally chip-timed 5K Run/Walk & "NEWLY Added 10K Run/Walk" The 5K is a single loop course & the 10K is a double loop course that will begin & end at Witter Field. This scenic course will take participants along the Wisconsin River, across two bridges, through the downtown area, and then back to the "Finish Line."
This event celebrates our beautiful community and our downtown area of Wisconsin Rapids. Proceeds from the event will benefit the SWC YMCA's Chronic Disease Program, "LIVESTRONG".
Beautiful Custom Finisher Medal with Full-Color Sublimated Lanyard given to ALL Runners/Walkers that cross the Finish Line! Finisher Medals are only Guaranteed for the first 200 Registered Runners/Walkers - Don't WAIT; sign-up NOW!
Every Runner/Walker is a Winner in our eyes! - But to Reward the "Speedsters," here's what we've come up with:
Awards for both the 5K & 10K Events
Extremely nice T-shirt in your bag at Packet Pick-up!
Black t-shirt Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, & 3XL that all Runners & Walkers receive
PLEASE NOTE -T-shirts can only be guaranteed for registrations before 8/5/2023. Quantities/sizes will be limited for those registering after this date. There will be no post-race/walk-shirt orders.
Professional Chip-Timing will be provided by TORTOISE & HARE Race Management. Participants will receive a BIB # with a timing chip affixed to the back of their Bib which should be pinned to the front of your shirt so the chip can be properly read when you cross the Starting Line at the beginning of the event and again when you cross the Finish Line at the end of the event!
"Live Results" will be posted at the event & can also be found online at www.tandhtiming.com/race-results/
Anywhere at Whitter Field or a nearby side street that is properly marked, which allows you to park your vehicle legally & safely. Make sure you lock your vehicle before proceeding to the race venue. There is a lot of parking located at Whitter Field!
Question?: Can I register on Race Day?
Answer: YES. Race day registration is $35.00. Come before 8:30 am, so we can check you in, assign you a Bib # and give you your goodies!
Question?: Do I get a "Finisher Medal" if I walk in the 5K or 10K?
Answer: YES. It does not matter if you run or walk; the minute you cross the Finish Line, you will receive your shiny, beautiful "Finisher Medal that you earned for coming out to this event.
Question?: How far is a 5K and a 10K?
Answer: A 5K is 3.1 miles long & a 10K is 6.2 Miles long.
Question?: Will there be a bag check or a place I can store my belongings?:
Answer: NO. It is essential to lock items in your vehicle or truck of your car. Parking and the Start/Finish line are very close.
Question?: Is there a time limit to finishing the courses?:
Answer: YES. Streets must be cleared by 12 Noon. You will have plenty of time to complete the course. That will not be an issue.
Question?: Is the YMCA a Non-Profit organization?:
Answer: YES. The YMCA and "LIVESTRONG" are 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Organizations.
Question?: What is a chip-timed event?:
Answer: You will have a timing chip located on the back of your Bib #, which records your start time when you walk/run over the timing mat at the start of the Race/Walk, as well as when you walk/run across the Finish Line mat located at the end of the race/walk! It does not matter if you START upfront or in the back because your time does not officially start until you walk over the mat located at the Start/Finish Line mat, and your time will not STOP until you walk/run across the Finish mat located at the end of the course!
Question?: How do I get my Race/Walk stuff?:
Answer: Packet pick-up is held one day before the event AND the morning of the event. Everything you need will be in your packet. Packets may also be picked up on race day before the race starts. Avoiding the line and picking your packet up before race day is always good.
Question?: What is Double Dipping?
Answer: If you win any Award/Medal, you may not win a 2nd Award. If you take 1st Place Overall, you will not win 1st Place in your Age Category.
Question?: Will the event be held if it rains?
Answer: Yes. The Race/Walk is a rain-or-shine event! All participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, such as in a raincoat or hat.
Hello Runners & Walkers!
The SWC YMCA decided that last year in 2022, we wanted to give all of you something very special, so we had this Custom Finisher Medal designed and made just for you.
Well, this year, our Sponsor has agreed to have a "New Medal" designed for 2023, so you can add another nice medal to your collection of awards. We appreciate your participation, and this event would not be possible without all of you. WAIT, there's more...
"NEW EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT" - Starting this year, we are giving CUSTOM MEDALS to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Finishers in ALL age categories in both the 5K & 10K events! These awards will be posted on this site in the next few days.
Thank you very much!
When you cross the "FINISH LINE," you will be greeted by a volunteer smiling from ear to ear because they know you just completed your event, and they will place your Medal over your head and Congratulate you on your most recent accomplishment. They are proud of you, and you will be EXTREMELY proud of yourself, and you should be.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
This year we want to show all Runners/Walkers that you are appreciated for coming to our event to show your support, so all medals this year are "CUSTOM." All Runners/Walkers will receive the beautiful "Finisher Medal" attached to a lanyard when you cross the Finish Line!
The Awards Ceremony will occur at approximately 10:00 AM, where 1st thru 3rd Place Medals will be given in all age categories in 10-year increments. Thanks Again
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