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OUT of the DARKNESS Wausau Community Walk for Suicide prevention

Sep 13, 2014 Registration 9am - 10am, Walk Starts 10am

The Big Kitchen at Marathon Park in Wausau
Registration from 9-10am Walk starts at 10am. Walk twice around the park. Goodie bags/door prizes.

Faye Bileddo 715-574-3428 phased5840@charter.net
http://afsp:donordrive.com/event/wausau



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.

komencwrace@gmail.com


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, thederleths@gmail.com


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 www.tandhtiming.com

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 boulderjct.org


2014 Mary Mile

Aug 2, 2014 9am Race Start, Registration Begins at 7am

Minocqua WI
August 2, 2014
The Mary Mile 2014
Where: Torpy Park
Minocqua Wisconsin

Time: Registration 7-8:30 am.
9am start for the mile and 5K.

Bus shuttle to start of mile. 5K starts at Torpy Park and runs down the Bearskin trail and back. Both races finish in the Torpy Park parking lot. Kid’s sprint at approximately 9:30.

Age group awards for the Mary Mile. Overall male and female winner receive a watch from Bassett Jewelers.

Age group awards in 5K.

Maureen Drewsen, MTHfoudation.org. 715-356-6774


Run United 2 Mile, 5K and 10K race

May 2, 2015 9am

Riverside Athletic Club Merrill WI
500 South Center Avenue
Merrill, WI 54452
2 Mile Fun Walk/5K and 10K

Riverside Athletic Club
715-536-2481
www.riversideathletic.com



Wausau Stroll For Epilepsy

Aug 16, 2014 10am - 1pm

Wausau
Join individuals and families supporting epilepsy awareness in Central Wisconsin!

This one-mile stroll in Marathon Park is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while raising awareness of epilepsy, supporting individual services, and increasing community education and research in hopes of soon finding a cure.

The Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin is a non-profit organization. Funds raised will be used locally to provide services and education to individuals with epilepsy and their families and offer seizure recognition and first aid training to the community.

Register a team or make a donation by visiting www.wausaustroll.com. For more information please email us at cne@epilepsywisconsin.org.

Dennis Perkins
(715) 341-5811
dperkins@epilepsywisconsin.org



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 active.com.



Minocqua No Frills Marathon

Aug 31, 2014 7am - 2pm

Bearskin Trail , Minocqua, WI
The Minocqua No Frills Marathon continues to keep it simple and affordable for its third year because, at this marathon, it’s all about the race.
The race accommodates those who aspire to run their first marathon, as well as veteran runners trying to better their times or qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Cost is $35 through Friday, August 30th register online at www.minocquanofrillsmarathon.com or at the Minocqua Chamber of Commerce. The race will begin at 7 am at Nokomis Community Park, 20 miles south of Minocqua, and follows the Bearskin Trail back to finish at the trail head behind the Minocqua Post Office. The No Frills Marathon is proud to be a certified qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.

Website: minocquanofrillsmarathon.com


Beth Wetzler
macc@minocqua.org
715-356-5266



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 http://www.neonglowfunrun.com for details!

Heikki Heikkinen
Disarc, LLC
(608) 807-0776



Shawano Optimist Club Mountain Bay Run

Aug 2, 2014 Starts at 6:45am

Kuckuk Park on Oak Park Drive in Shawano
5k walk run event and Childrens Half Mile event

Ron Schmalz, 715-526-7517


Leader-Telegram Lil' Buckshot Run

Aug 27, 2014 6pm

Carson Park - Eau Claire, WI 54703
Join Special Olympics WI for the 32nd Annual Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run. This 2 Mile run/walk in and around beautiful Carson Park 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. The Lil' Buckshot race is geared toward those who cannot participate in the larger 2 and 5 Mile race on Saturday, August 30, or for those who want to do both days.
Registration and check in for the Wednesday night event begins at 5:30 and the race starts at 6pm. Concessions, music and an awards ceremony will follow.
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.
The Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run is good ol' fashioned family fun. For details about Saturday's race, please check the calendar of events for Saturday, August 30.
Volunteers needed. Contact Karen ASAP, kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org


Karen Kraus
715-833-0833
Volunteers needed. Contact Karen ASAP, kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org



Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run

Aug 30, 2014 9am

Carson Park, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Join us for the 32nd Annual Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run benefitting Special Olympics Wisconsin. This 2 and 5 Mile run/walk in and around beautiful Carson Park 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 and average attendance is 1,500 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, live music, race results and an awards ceremony during the Party in the Park. There’s even a kids’ race starting at 11:30 with local business mascots.
For those who can’t attend Saturday, there’s a 2 mile race on Wednesday, August 27. Registration at 5:30, race at 6:00 with award and concessions to follow.
Volunteers needed. Contact Karen ASAP, kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org


Karen Kraus
715-833-0833
Join us for the 32nd Annual Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run benefitting Special Olympics Wisconsin. This 2 and 5 Mile run/walk in and around beautiful Carson Park 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 and average attendance is 1,500 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, live music, race results and an awards ceremony during the Party in the Park. There’s even a kids’ race starting at 11:30 with local business mascots.
For those who can’t attend Saturday, there’s a 2 mile race on Wednesday, August 27. Registration at 5:30, race at 6:00 with award and concessions to follow.
Volunteers needed. Contact Karen ASAP, kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org




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 marathon.uwex.edu/4h and follow the link to the Fun Run page or call 715-261-1230.

visit http://marathon.uwex.edu/4h/ or call 715-261-1230


Marshfield Walk to End Alzheimer's

Sep 6, 2014 Registration 8:30am, Opening Ceremony 9:30am

Wildwood Station at the Wildwood Park: 1800 S Central Ave
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the Alzheimer's Association's signature event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease. Start a team, join a team or sponsor a team. The 2-3 mile Walk includes food and raffles. If you can't make it on September 13th, register today to be a virtual walker! Proceeds benefit local programs of the Alzheimer's Association.

**There is no registration fee. T-shirts are awarded to adults raising $100 or more and Champions Club medals are awarded to those raising $500 or more. Youth 18 and under receive a t-shirt after raising $35.00.

Registration is required. Register online or day-of at the event.


Allie Swatek, Special Events Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association, 715-845-7440


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 www.kolorforkids.com.



Katy Zaleski


Wausau Walk to End Alzheimer's

Sep 20, 2014 8:30am - Noon

324 E Wausau Ave, Wausau, WI 54401
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the signature event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease. Start a team, join a team or sponsor a team. The 2-3 mile Walk includes food and raffles. Proceeds benefit local programs of the Alzheimer's Association.

Allie Swatek, Special Events Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association. 715-845-7440


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: http://www.wlf.info/events/fun-run-walk-ride/


WLF PR Manager Cecily Filtz, 715-677-4969 or cfiltz@wlf.info


35th Annual Wausau Triathlon

Aug 2, 2014 8am Race Start

Sunny Vale Park, 1000 72 Ave, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
Join about 500 athletes and volunteers at Sunny Vale Park on Wausau’s far west side for this challenging 3-part event. Race is 8 a.m. Aug. 2, 2014. Participants may register for one of the following: the Long Course (1/2 mile swim, 28 mile bike and 6.2 mile run), the Short Course (1/4 mile swim, 17 mile bike and 3.1 mile run) or the Mini Tri (3/16 swim, 9.2 mile bike and 2 mile run). The Triathlon is open to anyone 16 years and older. Register by July 30 at the business desk of either YMCA branch for discounted rates. Sorry, we cannot process race-day registrations. Proceeds go to scholarships and world service. Call 715-845-2177, ext. 130 for more information or register here.

Individual entry -$50 (After 7/26-$60)

Team entry – $90 (After 7/26- $110)- Team participant biker and/or runner can be 14 years and older.

Mini Tri Individual – $30 (After 7/26- $40)


Sami Mallo 715-845-2177, ext. 130. Register at: http://www.active.com/wausau-wi/triathlon/races/wausau-triathlon-2014?int=29-101-4