The professionally chip-timed 5K Run/Walk & 5 Mile Run/Walk is a single loop course that will begin & end at Witter Field. This scenic course will take participants along the Wisconsin River, across 2 bridges, through the downtown area, and then back to the "Finish Line". This event is a celebration of our beautiful community and our downtown area of Wisconsin Rapids. Proceeds from the event will benefit the SWC YMCA's Chronic Disease Program, "LIVESTRONG".
∗∗ NEW ∗∗ This year for the 1st time!
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:
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 prior to 8/6/2022. 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 $30.00. Come before 8:30 am, so we can get you checked in, assign you a Bib # and give you your goodies!
Question?: Do I get a "Finisher Medal" if I walk in either the 5K or 5M? Answer: YES, absolutely. 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 are a 5K and a 5M? Answer: A 5K is 3.1 miles long & a 5M is 5 Miles long.
Question?: Will there be a bag check or a place I can store my belongings?: Answer: NO. It is important 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 both 501© 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 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.
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.