Still Time to Sign up for 7th Annual WRUT 'N Run

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

Local athletes will head to Rib Mountain Saturday morning for the 7th Annual WRUT 'N Run.

Unlike most races, runners tackle trails carved into Rib Mountain. Most challenging of the races are the 2-hour Solo WRUT and the 4-hour Team WRUT. Participants run a two mile loop up Rib Mountain. Winners are those who complete the most loops in the allotted time.

The WRUT ‘n Run is a multi-trail, multi-event race for both experienced and new trail runners. Races kick off at 9 and 10 a.m.

All proceeds from the event support the Rotary Club of Wausau. The group raises money for local youth programs and gives out college scholarships.

WRUT 'N RUN race offers options and opportunities for all ages and types of runners:

Kids' WRUT'N FUN RUN: Kids will enjoy a run/walk on 4 loops of the green trail to complete their first 1 mile trail run… with a few obstacles… just to make sure they're paying attention! Great opportunity for fresh air and physical exercise with family and friends.

5K RACE THE BASE: Don't miss one of the most scenic races of the year during the most beautiful time of the year! The leaves will be at peak color and the air will be crisp, no better time to race/jog/stroll the beautiful red trail at the base of Rib Mountain. This race is perfect for all skill levels and is great for friends, family or both! Four laps are equivalent to 5K.

5K CONQUER THE MOUNTAIN: Now we are starting to get serious. This is Central Wisconsin's most challenging 5K which includes 3 laps on the blue trail, located on the lower portion of the ski area! If you haven't already begun, start training!

2-HOUR WRUT SOLO: You better be ready. Individual runners tackle the orange WRUT trail carved into the ski area's highest elevation. Seasoned runners will find the event the equivalent of a half marathon or more! For the less seasoned, it's a 2-hour run, walk, run, walk, run… you can do it!

4-HOUR WRUT RELAY: Teams of 1-4 runners take on the ultimate challenge on the orange WRUT trail. Teams have 4 hours to complete as many of the 2 mile loops as possible. Teamwork to the max!

This all takes place at Granite Peak Ski Area, 3605 North Mountain Road, Wausau, Wisconsin

Entry Fees are as follows:

4 Hour WRUT Relay
Single - $50
2 members - $100
3 members - $150
4 members - $200
2 Hour Solo WRUT • $50
5K Senior WRUT • $25
5K Junior WRUT • $25
Kids’ WRUT ‘n Fun Run • $10

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