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Reeder’s Ruck and Run enters its fifth year

Metro Wire Staff

An eight-mile ruck march and run will help raise money for a student scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The fifth annual Reeder’s Ruck and Run will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4. The event kicks off near the Riverfront Arts Center in Pfiffner Park in downtown Stevens Point and follows a loop of the Green Circle Trail.

The event is organized by the UW-Stevens Point Ranger Challenge Club as a fundraiser for the Alexander H. Reeder Memorial Scholarship. Reeder was a senior psychology major from Wisconsin Rapids and member of the UWSP ROTC who died in a motorcycle accident in 2014.

Participants may walk, run or march the eight-mile route with or without a rucksack—a backpack weighing at least 35 pounds—or participate a four-mile route designed for walkers.

Individual awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in two classes: age 40 and under, as well as age 41 and older who complete the course wearing a rucksack.

Registration is $30. Special rates available for students and service members, while dogs and children under 13 are free.

For more information and registration, visit reedersruck.eventbrite.com.