City Times Staff
A race on an eight-mile challenge course will help raise money for a student scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The third annual “Reeder’s Ruck March” will be held at 10 AM Saturday, April 29, starting at Mathias Mitchell Public Square in downtown Stevens Point and following a loop of the Green Circle Trail.
The event is sponsored by the UW-Stevens Point Ranger Club as a fundraiser for the Alexander H. Reeder Memorial Scholarship, named for a senior psychology major from Wisconsin Rapids who died in a motorcycle accident in 2014. The scholarship will support ROTC students of which Reeder was one.
The march is open to contestants who will wear a “ruck sack,” a backpack weighing at least 35 pounds, as they complete the course. Individual awards will be given to the top male and female finisher of the age 40 and under class, as well as the age 41 and older class.
Early bird registration is $30 by March 15. After that, the fee is $40.
For more information and registration, go to http://reedersruck.eventbrite.com.