The annual RC² (Ripon College, Ripon community) run/walk occurs every spring in and around the Ripon College campus. Established in 2005, the event has evolved to include major title sponsor Ripon Medical Center as well as Ripon Noon Kiwanis and other donors. Entrants may now choose to run or walk a half-marathon, 10K or 5K.
RC² 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 gain 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 2015 RC² Run/Walk on Saturday, May 2, 2015.