This 5k, 10K and Half Marathon has been a staple event in the Ripon area for more than 10 years. Now as event organizers look to the future, new partnerships are being formed, new sponsors are supporting the event and the event is moving to the Ripon/Mascoutin Trail.The race will start and end at Vines & Rushes Winery and uses the newly reworked Mascoutin Valley Trail, a 10.9 mile limestone trail on a former railroad bed north of Ripon. Entrants may choose to run or walk a half-marathon, 10K or 5K.
RC² (Ripon College, Ripon Community) run/walk was established initially as the final exam for Professor Joe Hatcher’s Theories of Motivation class. In organizing the “Theories of Motivation” class several years ago, Hatcher felt it lacked a key element to tie things together. The training for the half-marathon thus served as the lab portion of the class to provide hands-on experience related to motivation. “It was a class within a class, requiring you to use what you’re learning,” said Hatcher.
Students in the class gained insight into the hard concepts of motivation, but the learning goes beyond a singular area. “The self-discovery can be a positive or negative, depending on how it is received,” said Hatcher, who has since completed several marathons.
Click here for more information and to register for the 2016 RC² Run/Walk on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
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