Fourth Annual Reeder’s Ruck and 5K Run set for April 28
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — An eight-mile ruck march and 5k run will help raise money for a student scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The fourth annual Reeder’s Ruck and Run will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, starting along the Wisconsin River near the Riverfront Arts Center in downtown Stevens Point and following a loop of the Green Circle Trail.
The event is sponsored by the UW-Stevens Point Ranger Club as a fundraiser for the Alexander H. Reeder Memorial Scholarship, named for a senior psychology major from Wisconsin Rapids who died in a motorcycle accident in 2014. The scholarship will support ROTC students of which Reeder was one.
New this year is a 5k route in addition to the eight-mile ruck march that features a new route as well. The ruck march is open to contestants who will wear a “ruck sack,” a backpack weighing at least 35 pounds, as they complete the course. Individual awards will be given to the top male and female finisher of the age 40 and under class, as well as the age 41 and older class.
Early-bird registration is $25 by April 1. After that, the fee is $30. Special rates available for students and service members, while children under 13 are free. For more information and registration, go to http://reedersruck.eventbrite.com.