This 5k, 10K and Half Marathon has been a staple event in the Ripon area for more than 10 years. Like last year, the 2017 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 2017 RC² Run/Walk on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
We need volunteers to make race day a success. Please consider one of the many volunteer opportunities listed here.