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John Harrington Memorial Wellness 3-mile Run / Walk

September 23, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

The John Harrington Memorial Wellness 3-mile Run / Walk for September 23, 2017.

John was a professor at the UWC – Marshfield / Wood County for many years, and died from prostate cancer in September 2016. I have attached the promotional brochure to this email. The statement below is from the brochure and summarizes why we are holding this event. After the run / walk, there will be a dedication of the Athletic Fields at the University as the “John Harrington Memorial Athletic Fields.” The sign is already up at the UW athletic fields.

“John Harrington passed away September 26, 2016 after a 15-year battle with prostate cancer. This run / walk is to honor his dedication to the community of Marshfield, and raise funds for the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation to continue research to end prostate cancer deaths.

The course being used for the event was created by John in the late 80’s to promote wellness in the Marshfield Community. This will be a celebration of that run, 25 years after the last Wellness Run, held in 1992.  He wanted everyone to include physical activity in his or her daily routine. His question to himself every morning was “What will I do for my exercise today?”

Location: UW-Marshfield/Wood County Gymnasium entrance

Registration                     7:00 – 8:15 am

Gymnasium lobby

3-Mile Run/Walk              8:30 am

Start will be at the end of 7th street by the Gym parking lot. Strollers and pets are welcome.

Dedication of John Harrington Memorial Athletic Fields     9:30 am

Athletic Fields at the end of 8th St

Awards and Celebration           10:00 am

Athletic Fields at the end of 8th St


September 23, 2017
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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UW-Marshfield/Wood County campus
2000 W 5th St
Marshfield, WI 54449 United States
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