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This 5k, 10K and Half Marathon has been a staple event in the Ripon area for more than 10 years.

RC² (Ripon College, Ripon Community) run/walk was established initially as the final exam for Professor Joe Hatcher’s Theories of Motivation class. In organizing the “Theories of Motivation” class several years ago, Hatcher felt it lacked a key element to tie things together. The training for the half-marathon thus served as the lab portion of the class to provide hands-on experience related to motivation. “It was a class within a class, requiring you to use what you’re learning,” said Hatcher.

Students in the class gained insight into the hard concepts of motivation, but the learning goes beyond a singular area. “The self-discovery can be a positive or negative, depending on how it is received,” said Hatcher, who has since completed several marathons.

Click here for more information and to register as it becomes available for the next RC² Run/Walk.

Typical Race Route

RC2 Run Course Map starting from Vines and Rushes Winery