Events

RC² Run/Walk

This 5k, 10K and Half Marathon has been a staple event in the Ripon area for more than 10 years. The next race will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018.

The 2018 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. Registration fees vary based on the event. Click here for more details.

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 2018 RC² Run/Walk on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

We need volunteers to make race day a success. Please consider one of the many volunteer opportunities listed here.

Race Routes (The 2018 race routes will be the same as 2017)

RC² in Photos

Race Start

Race Start

Finishing Together

Finishing Together

Happy Finishers

Happy Finishers

Cheering on Adam

Cheering on Adam

Physical Address: 300 W. Seward St. Ripon, WI
Mailing Address: PO Box 248 Ripon, WI 54971-0248
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-947-4766
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