At midnight on July 7, the YMCA in Eagle River will host the 4th annual Moonshine Run. Marshfield Clinic is again participating with a $500 sponsorship for the event, and encourages the Northwoods community to join the effort.
“I’m participating in this event because the proceeds raised from the Moonshine Run will benefit the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign,” said Physician Assistant Jill Brunstad, Family Practice, Marshfield Clinic Eagle River Center. “This ensures that no child is turned away from the YMCA due to lack of ability to pay.”
“This race encourages physical activity in a fun way, which helps to reduce obesity and reduce risk factors for heart disease,” said Dr. Michael McGill, a Marshfield Clinic cardiologist who provides heart care in Eagle River. “The funds raised help ensure that our kids have access to healthy activities at the YMCA even in tough economic times.”
“Last year’s event drew more than 300 racers and more are expected this year,” said Shayne Wilfer, Marshfield Clinic consultant and Moonshine Run volunteer coordinator.
The race course will start at the Historic Railroad Depot intersection of Wall and Railroad streets. Participants will travel through Eagle River with views of the chain of lakes before the final stretch through downtown Eagle River. Race packets will be available at the race start location from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. on July 7. There will also be a movie in Riverview Park at dusk, 9 p.m.
Fees are $25 if pre-registered or $35 on the day of the race. Group rates are available. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers, and the top three in each male and female age brackets. Age brackets are; under 20, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59 and 60-plus.
For more information, call the YMCA at (715) 479-9500 or visit ymcaofthenorthwoods.org.