Runners and cyclists zip into Racine for the Root River Challenge on Saturday, October 12. The two-pronged fitness event includes the Run the Root 5K Trail Run/Walk and the Ride the Root 12-mile Bike Ride Challenge.
Both timed races begin at 9 a.m. at Colonial Park in Racine, sending participants on scenic jaunts along the famous Root River pathway. Along the trail, educational signposts offer historical details of key sites.
Online registration is available for the two-art Root River Challenge in Racine. Race-day registrations will also be accepted, beginning at 8 a.m. Charitable pledges from this event will benefit Racine schools, the Racine PTA, and an assortment of local non-profit organizations.
Participants receive event tee shirts. Children enrolled in either race will take home free Halloween pumpkins from Swan’s Pumpkin Farm of Franksville. Race pictures will be offered, along with refreshments for racers and awards for top finishers in the Root River Challenge.
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