UW-Green Bay to host annual ‘Spawning Run’

September 16 run benefits local habitat restoration and student research

GREEN BAY – It’s a strange name with a great cause. UW-Green Bay is hosting a “Spawning Run” with proceeds benefiting student research with the American Fisheries Society and local habitat restoration. The 5K run/walk utilizes UW-Green Bay’s gorgeous Cofrin Arboretum Trails.

Walk-up registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 16. Cost is $15 for students and $20 for non-students. Contact for the event is Spencer Vanderbloemen, vands08@uwgb.edu. Register at Eventbrite.com or like the race on facebook at facebook.com/spawningrun5k.

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Alumni Days also include downtown component, and ‘Spawning Run’

In connection with Alumni Days, the University and alumni volunteers will staff a booth at the Downtown Farmers Market, from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday the 17th, dispensing gifts to anyone in UW-Green Bay apparel. A special Habitat for Humanity alumni build on Crooks Street is planned for later in the day. Meanwhile, back at UWGB, the “Spawning Run” 5k organized by the eco-minded student chapter of the American Fisheries Society invites campus and community to explore the trails of the Cofrin Arboretum. Learn more about the run/walk.

‘Spawning Run’ to raise funds, awareness of fisheries conservation

The UW-Green Bay student chapter of the American Fisheries Society is hosting its first ever UWGB Spawning Run at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. (Great name!) The run will take place on the paths of the Cofrin Arboretum, 3.1 miles. All proceeds from the run benefit American Fisheries Society student research and local habitat restoration projects. Participants will receive a t-shirt with registration and have a chance to participate in a raffle. Awards will be given to the top three finishers. The cost to register is $20 before Oct. 3 and $25 after. Members of the American Fisheries Society as well as UW-Green Bay alumni, students and staff receive a $5 discount. The Spawning Run is being held in conjunction with the third annual Alumni Days on Oct.16 and 17 on the UW-Green Bay campus.