When registering, participants select a predetermined distance of 1 mile, 5K, 10K or commit to a personal goal. Participants can also download a Run with Rec race bib, virtual T-shirt or logo from the WIRSA website.
WIRSA encourages participants to post their distance on social media once they’ve completed their run/walk, using the same tags and hashtags. Participants can also share photos and selfies during their run/walk, while exhibiting safe social distancing.
WIRSA plans to post all participants’ distances and photos on its Facebook and Instagram after the event. To be included in WIRSA’s post, participants must share their distances and photos by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 26.
WIRSA works to promote recreation, sport and wellness opportunities to its members and students. Run with Rec’s aim is to provide people with a physical and mental release, to get people out and active. It is not a competitive race, so no list of time results will be posted.
“With our students lacking a space to recreate, we are working to provide some virtual programming for them to help stay connected as well as provide an avenue for fun physical activity,” said UW-Stout’s Associate Director of Recreation Mackenzie Stutzman.
Along with UW-Stout’s Urec, other institutions partnering to plan Run with Rec are UW-Milwaukee, UW-River Falls, UW-Superior, UW-Whitewater and Viterbo University of La Crosse. More campuses are anticipated to join as the event draws near.