Sturgeon Shuffle Set To Go For a Fourth Year

The Wolf River Sturgeon Shuffle is ready for its fourth year. “This is such an exciting event that will benefit the ThedaCare Medical Center-New London and the communities it serves,” said Heather Stern, executive director of the Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation.

The 4th annual event, which is on April 26, is a 5-mile and 2-mile road run/walk for all athletes, from serious racers to those who want to go the distance.

New this year is a 5 Mile Team Challenge. “Racers can form a team of four and show their support for an active lifestyle and help lead the way for a healthier community,” said Stern, noting that awards will be given to the teams with the lowest combined team times and best team costumes.

The route takes runners and walkers along the Sturgeon Trail. All proceeds raised benefit the Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports ThedaCare Medical Center-New London and the communities it serves. Last year the event raised $18,500. The goal for this year is $22,000.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. at New London Middle School and the race starts at 9:30 a.m.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers of the 5 Mile run/walk in each age division and for the 2 Mile, awards will be given to the top five male and female runners overall.

Register online at the Tortoise & Hare website: www.tandhtiming.com.

For more information, call Cristy Borchardt Development Assistant at 920-531-2066 or cristy.borchardt@thedacare.org. To receive notification of sturgeon spawning, go to www.newlondontourism.com.

Sponsors for the 2014 event include:

New London Tourism Commission
ThedaCare Physicians-New London
New London Family Medical Center
Wolf River Veterinary Clinic
Hillshire Brands
Community First Credit Union
Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin
Jemegan’s Health Mart Pharmacy
Radtke-Rhone Insurance Agency
Rice’s Greenhouse, Inc.
Plach Automotive Inc.
Kwik Trip
Klein Auto
Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
Griebenow Eyecare, S.C.
Wolf River Trips, Inc.
Jernegan's Health Mart
Lawton Dental
Demming-Noel Agency, Inc.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network – Bill Krejcarek

In Kind Sponsors

 

First State Bank
Festival Foods