The annual Shawano Optimist Mountain Bay Run will be coming up on Saturday, Aug. 5 in Kuckuck Park, although registration is fast approaching for those who are interested in getting a t-shirt for the run. Those hoping to snag a t-shirt have until Monday, July 17 to sign up for the run.
“I really hate to see someone walk up the day of the run and we don’t have enough t-shirts left, or the proper size t-shirt that we need,” explained Shawano Optimist member Ron Schmalz. “So we’ve tried to encourage people to pre-register if at all possible, so we can get a decent count on how many t-shirts that we need that we may have t-shirts for everybody for the run.”
He says runners or walkers can sign up for the run a number of ways.
“They can pick a flier up and sign up that way, or they can go onto the Shawano Optimist website, so there’s a couple different ways you can do it. I know they’re at a lot of businesses here in town.”
Fliers can be picked up also here at the radio station, or by clicking here. This year there will be the 5K run/walk, a children’s fun run and new this year a youth run/walk for the middle age group, which is slightly over two miles.
Costs to register before July 17 is $15 for the 5K, $10 for the youth run and $5 for the children’s run. Fees will increase after the deadline.