Arboretum to be site of Wisconsin leg of world-record run
Ultra runner Lisa Smith Batchen is raising millions of dollars for AIDS orphans by running 50 miles in each of the 50 states in less than two months, and she’ll run the Wisconsin leg of her quest on Friday, May 28, at UW-Green Bay. Whether it’s 50 miles, or just a few, she invites company. Smith Batchen, who is one of the world’s premier distance runners, is attempting to be the first person to run an “ultra” in each of the 50 states in such a short amount of time. She will kick off at 5:30 a.m. on May 28, from the Lambeau Cottage and then run 10 loops of the 4.9 mile Cofrin Arboretum Trail. A small support crew, along with her good friend and running partner, Sister Mary Beth Lloyd (“The Running Nun”), will accompany Smith Batchen on her Green Bay visit. Some members of the UW-Green Bay family have already volunteered to help Smith Batchen. Controller Kelly Franz, public safety director Randy Christopherson and cross-country coach Mike Kline are among those helping with the event. For photos, and details on participating, observing, go to our previous post.