2013 RCU Charity Classic - June 29th
10K Walk/Run 2 Mile Walk/Run ½ and ¼ Mile Children's Race
Pre-Registration & Packet Pick-Up: Friday, June 28th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Race will be timed using chip timing.
All pre-registered participants will receive a FREE t-shirt. Medals will be awarded to the top three females and males of each age group in each race.
View course maps.
Get directions to Phoenix Park.
This Year's Charities
Proceeds from the 2013 RCU Charity Classic will benefit three homeless shelters in our area. They include:
Sojourner House-Eau Claire, WI
Catholic Charities' Sojourner House is a year round Eau Claire Homeless Shelter providing a safe, clean place for guests to stay. Representing a cross-section of the community, guests include adult men and women ranging from 18 to 77 years old. Overnight stays range from a single night up to 90 nights.
Grace Place-Somerset, WI
Grace Place is an emergency housing facility where residents stay an average of 60 days. The facility can hold up to 24 individuals (including families) and is staffed 24/7 by the Salvation Army personnel. Grace Place provides people with a safe place to live while they are transitioning back into their own housing.
The Family Place-St. Paul, MN
The Family Place in St. Paul is a day center for families living without permanent housing. Guests spend the evening at area churches and then are bused to the facility for meals and other activities. The Family Place offers safety, opportunities and encouragement to help move guests from despair to hope, from uncertainty to stability.
Last Year's Charity Classic
Over 1,100 men, women, and children participated in the 18th Annual RCU Charity Classic. Over 900 men and women participated in the 10K and 2 mile races. Collector plates, medals, and gift certificates were awarded to the top finishers in each of these races. Close to 200 children participated in the ½ and ¼ mile races. Each child received a participation award. View 2012 race results.
Previous Year's Charities:
2012: Blugold Beginnings, Kinship of Polk County,
and Kinship of Rice Lake and Cameron
2011: The Community Table and St. Vincent dePaul Food Shelf – Rice Lake
2010: Free Clinics of Western Wisconsin
2009: Feed My People Food Bank
2008: Wisconsin Youth Sports Program (WYSP)
2007: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin
2006: Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley
2005: Family Resource Center of Eau Claire
2004: Chippewa Valley Free Clinic
2003: Literacy Volunteers – Chippewa Valley
2002: Junior Achievement