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Komen Central WI Race for the Cure

Aug 10, 2014 Events Begin at 7am

Downtown Wausau
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a global series of more than 120 Races with more than 1 million people participating in 2010.

The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer is not necessarily fatal if mammography and breast self-exam become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities.

Every registration brings us closer to the cure. Whether you are a serious runner or a runner who want to celebrate the lives of men and women who are fighting breast cancer, young or older, you can register for the 2014 Komen Central Race for the Cure.

2nd Annual Don Lintereur Memorial Run Presented by Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital

Aug 2, 2014 Begins at 8am

Nokomis Community Park, Tomahawk, WI
Don was a running icon in Tomahawk who inspired people of all ages to develop a love for running and living a healthy lifestyle. This run in his honor will carry on his passion for running and commitment to the field of education. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund established in his name.

Race Start Times: 1/2 - 8:00 am; 10K/5K - 9 am; 1 MILE - 10:00 am
Entry fees: 1/2 Marathon: $55; 5K Run/Walk & 10K: $35; 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run: $10

Online Reg Closes: July 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM

All Races will be professionally timed. 1/2 Marathon course USATF certified and 5K & 10K measured for accuracy by USATF.
Packet Pick-Up and In Person Registration will be on Friday, August 1st, from 6-8 pm at the Nokomis Town Hall, 2541 Lake Nokomis Road, Tomahawk, WI and from 6:00 - 8:00 am on Saturday, August 2nd at Nokomis Community Park.

All of the race courses are moderately flat. Water stations with Gatorade will be available on all courses.Refreshments will be available for all runners. Finisher Medals to everyone who completes the 1/2 marathon. Awards to the top overall male and female finisher for each race as well as awards for 1st thru 3rd place for each age division. Age Divisions (M-F)Under 14, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

Shirley Derleth, Event Director, 715-453-4165,

2nd Annual Summer Stride 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk

Aug 16, 2014 9am

Merrill Area Recreation Complex, 1100 Marc Drive, Merrill, WI 54452
5K & 10K Fun Run/Walk beginning at the Merrill Area Recreation Complex and continuing through the beautiful Council Grounds State Park. Event is "chip timed" and benefits the Merrill Park Endowment Fund. Very scenic and shaded run. Online registration at

Dan Wendorf, 715-536-7313

Musky Fun Run

Aug 10, 2014 Registration 6am - 7:30am, Race Begins 7:30am

Boulder Junction
5K and 10K courses beginning at the Boulder Junction Baseball Park and winding through scenic, gently rolling asphalt surfaced roads, woodland and paved trails. Race begins at 7:30am. Kid’s Races (10 and under): 1K and 100-yard dash.

Contact: Boulder Junction Chamber, (715) 385-2400 or

Run to Remember

Sep 20, 2014 10am

Nicolet College in Rhinelander, WI
The Nicolet College Foundation will hold the Second Annual Run to Remember and Family Fun Day Saturday, Sept 20th, to raise money for scholarships in honor of Kory Dahlvig, a Nicolet graduate and former Vilas County sheriff’s deputy who lost his life in an on-duty traffic accident.
The event on the Nicolet College Campus will feature a 5K run/walk with participants lining up at 9:45 a.m. and the race beginning at 10 a.m. The line-up for the half-mile children’s event will take place at 10:45 a.m. and start at 11 a.m. We will also have free family activities during and after the 5K.
Registration fee for the 5K is $25 before September 6th and $30 after that date. The children’s run/walk is free.

To register, contact the Nicolet College Foundation at (715) 365-4518 or go to

Neon Glow Fun Run

Aug 29, 2014 Registration Opens at 6pm, Run at 8:15pm

Prentice, WI
Wisconsin's Original Nighttime 5K Fun Run
see for details!

Heikki Heikkinen
Disarc, LLC
(608) 807-0776

Wisconsin Valley Fair Fun Run/Walk

Aug 2, 2014 Registration 8am, Race Begins 8:30am

Wisconsin Valley Fairgrounds, Marathon Park 1201 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401
Marathon County 4-H presents the third annual Wisconsin Valley Fair Fun Run/Walk. Join us Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 for a 2 mile run/walk through the fairgrounds. Registration starts at 8:00am and race starts at 8:30am. Fee is $10.00 for 4-H members and $15.00 for non 4-H members. To register visit and follow the link to the Fun Run page or call 715-261-1230.

visit or call 715-261-1230

Kolor for Kids FunFest

Aug 23, 2014 8am - 1pm

Grand Rapids Lions Club in Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Get ready to Kolor your world and change a child's life!! Registration will be open March 24th for the 3rd Annual Kolor for Kids FunFest, sponsored by Element Mobile benefiting Children’s Miracle Network. This colorful event will feature a day full of fun for all ages.

Kolor for Kids FunFest will be held at the Grand Rapids Lions Club on Saturday August 23, 2014. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 10 a.m. Participants will start wearing white and end sprinkled in an array of fabulous colored cornstarch powder.

For a complete list of activities and 5K registration information, go to

Katy Zaleski

Wisconsin Lions Camp Fun Run, Walk and Ride

Aug 16, 2014 8:45am

Rosholt, WI
On August 16, 2014, the Wisconsin Lions Camp will be hosting its 5th Annual Fun Run, Walk and Ride. This event is for runners, walkers, and bikers of all different skill levels. Proceeds raised at this event support our Summer Camp Program that provides a free camp experience for Wisconsin youth and adults with disabilities
The 5K run or walk and 10K run will be held on the beautifully maintained nature trails of the Wisconsin Lions Camp. Both the 15 mile and 30 mile bike rides start and end at the Camp and take you through a scenic countryside. Both events are chip-timed. The 5K and 10K courses are certified (WI-11021-DM).
More information on this event, including registration can be found at:

WLF PR Manager Cecily Filtz, 715-677-4969 or