Spring Running Events Up for Council Approval
City Times Staff
City leaders on Monday are expected to approve three annual race events slated for the spring.
The second annual Reeder’s Ruck March will be held on April 30. Each participant in the eight-mile course must complete the race while carrying a backpack or “ruck sack” weighing at least 35 pounds.
The race is open to the public and no military experience is needed.
The race will start and finish at the Mathias Mitchell Public Square in downtown Stevens Point. Registration for the march is limited to 200 participants.
The event is a fundraiser for the Alex Reeder Memorial Scholarship. Reeder was a cadet in the university’s military science program was he was killed in a motorcycle accident two years ago.
The race is sponsored by the Department of Military Science at UW-Stevens Point. Organizers are also seeking approval to fire a blank round from a canon, signaling the start of the event, at Pfiffner Pioneer Park.
To register for Reeder’s Ruck, or for more information, click here.
This year’s Annual Point Bock Run will be held on March 5. Registration for the five-mile race was limited to the first 2,000 runners — and this year’s registration closed in a record two hours, 15 minutes on New Year’s Day.
The race will require temporary closure of parts of Water St. and West River Dr., as well as parking restrictions on Water St. and Whiting Avenue.
CAP Services has also requested temporarily closing portions of Franklin St. and Northpoint Dr. for its annual Take a Step 5K run/walk. The event benefits the Family Crisis Center and will be held on May 4. For more details on the run/walk, click here.
Temporary street closures must first be approved by the city’s board of public works, with the final stamp of approval given by the full city council.
The board of public works meets on Monday at Lincoln Center, 1519 Water St., at 6 PM. The public is welcome to attend.