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The 13th annual Hodag Run For Your Life, hosted by the YMCA of the Northwoods and Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by Habush, Habush, & Rottier S.C., will be held Saturday, June 22 at Rhinelander’s Hodag Park.
4/30/2019 7:30:00 AM YMCA, chamber to host Hodag Run For Your Life June 22
The YMCA of the Northwoods and Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 13th Annual Hodag Run For Your Life Saturday, June 22 at Hodag Park. The 10K Run, sponsored by Habush, Habush, & Rottier S.C., will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K Run/Walk and Stroller Division, sponsored by Superior Diesel.
Businesses are encouraged to participate in the Corporate Cup challenge by selecting a team captain, getting 10 or more runners registered to race, organizers said in a press release. The captain will receive a jacket with the Hodag Run logo and there's a 15 percent off bonus per runner for teams with 10 or more participants.
"The Corporate Cup Trophy, housed and displayed at the Y, displays each year's corporate winner," the release states. "The winner of this challenge is the team with the most finishing participants."
The free Kids Chase the Hodag, sponsored by Rhinelander Kiwanis Club, will take place at 10 a.m. Youth participants receive a free Hodag Run for Your Life T-shirt along with a souvenir numbered race bib. There will also be a free Kids Carnival from 8 to 11 a.m. with fun and games for everyone.
Registration for the 5K and 10K is $30 or run as a team of 10 or more and receive a 15 percent discount per entry.
For more information or to register, call the YMCA of the Northwoods at 715-362-9622 or visit the websites of www.ymcaof
thenorthwoods.org or www.raceentry.com and search Hodag Run.
"Before you register and pay out of your own pocket, consider signing up to raise money for the charitable non-profit, YMCA of the Northwoods," the release notes. "This fundraising program enables runners to easily set up a personal fundraising page that can be sent to family, friends and co-workers for contributions towards your effort. If you raise $100 or more, you will receive a free entry in any of the individual Hodag Run races!"
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