Preregistration for the 7th annual Hodag Run for Your Life 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run is now open and will close Saturday, June 15. All preregistered participants will receive an official Hodag Run dri-wick shirt.
The run, presented by Superior Diesel, is set for June 29 beginning at 9 a.m. at Stevensport Square in downtown Rhinelander. The awards ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the top three male and female finishers in each age bracket will be awarded a custom Hodag medal. The top overall male and female finishers in each race will receive the coveted Hodag Award.
A free youth race, Rhinelander Kiwanis’ Chase the Hodag, will take place at 10:15 a.m. with more than 100 youth ages 12 and under chasing Rhinelander’s Hodag around the Oneida County Courthouse and back to StevensPort Square. The first 100 youth participants receive a free Hodag Run for Your Life T-shirt and a souvenir numbered race bib.
The race benefits the YMCA’s Strong Kids campaign which ensures that no one is turned away from the YMCA due to lack of ability to pay.
Registration is $30 before June 15 and $35 after that date. Group rates are also available for groups of 10 or more for only $25 per entry; group registration must be submitted together to receive this rate.
For more information or to register, call the YMCA of the Northwoods at (715) 362-9622, or visit ymcaofthenorthwoods.org or active.com and search Hodag Run.