Race for GRACE

GRACE will be hosting an outdoor running event on May 18 at the Dr Kilian Meyer Building at 950 N. Orange St in Richland Center, WI. We are combining fundraising with our prevention goals of getting people to be more active. We hope you use this event as a motivator to start a training plan to become more active. There will be a ¼ mile kids run, a 1 mile fun run/walk, a 5k fun run/walk and a 10k run. We decided to go with all the different distances to try to have something for all abilities. The 1 mile fun run/walk will also have the Firefighters Challenge. We will also have optional pledge sheets for anyone who would like to raise additional funds for GRACE.

Event Price Before April 1     Price After March 31
Kids 1/4 mile run $15 $20
1 mile walk/run $20 $25
5K walk/run $30 $35
10K run $40 $45



1/4 Mile Kids Run

1 Mile Run/Walk

5K run/walk

10K run

Firefighters Challenge

The Firefighters Challenge will have teams of firefighters participating with other runners/walkers. Each team will have 3 or more firefighters from the same department. Each team, regardless of size pays a $100 registration fee. Here is the catch, we want you in your gear. Firefighter teams must wear turnout gear.  Coat and pants are required; helmet and air tank are optional. No boots allowed!   We want you to wear good shoes to save your feet.  Team members MUST finish together. Medals will be given to each firefighter that is identified before April 25th and participates in the 1 mile race. Optionally, you can have a pledge sheet for your department to raise additional funds for GRACE.

Currently Registered Fire Departments:

Hixton Fire Department - Hixton Hotshots

Richland Center Fire Department - A Team

Richland Center Fire Department B Crew - Team Backdraft

Richland Center Fire Department - C Crew

WIAA Athletes Information

If you are a WIAA athlete and are participating in a spring sport, you must first download, complete and receive prior authorization from your school before registering for this event. If you are a WIAA athlete but not participating in a spring sport, you are allowed to register and participate without any additional school authorization.

Download authorization form  


In person registration is available at the GRACE office (located above Royal Bank in Richland Center) on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Online registration can be completed at runsignup.com: https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/RichlandCenter/walkwithgrace

Registration prices will increase after March 31.

Your registration will include a 100% Polyester short sleeve Sport-Tek t-shirt. It is lightweight & moisture wicking.  You will also get a swag bag loaded with lots of goodies from GRACE and local businesses.

Register before May 2nd to gurantee your t-shirt.



Swag Bag

Our Swag Bag continues to grow, thanks to our generous donors.

Current swag:

  • Cancer prevention materials
  • Sunscreen
  • Culver's $1 off regular value basket
  • Bindl Tire and Auto FREE standard wheel alignment $95 value
  • Can Koozie and pen
  • $5 off coupon with $20 or more purchase at Walsh's Ace Hardware (valid at Richland Center, Muscoda and LaCrosse)
  • Coupon for one free monster cookie (GF) at Christy's Sunny Side - Bakery & Cafe
  • Entry form, from the Richland Locker, for a chance to win a camping bundle (1pk brats, 1pk hamburger patties, 1 pk hot dogs & 2lbs bacon), picnic pack (2pks of brats, 2pks hamburger patties & 1 pk hot dogs) or sweatshirt

Kids race Swag Bag:

  • Culver's free custard
  • WCCU ball
  • Sunscreen
  • Calf coin for 1 scoop free ice cream at Udder Brother's Creamery
  • Coupon for one free monster cookie (GF) at Christy's Sunny Side - Bakery & Cafe

Pledge Sheet

Part of the goal of the Race for GRACE is to raise funds for people battling cancer. We have created an optional pledge sheet for you to raise additional funds from people you know to support your attendance in this event. This is completely optional and we don't want you to feel obligated to do this but any additional money raised will all be donated to GRACE. If you do raise additonal funds, please bring the pledge sheet, along with any money raised, to your packet pickup. We appreciate all your support.

Packet Pickup

People that register before May 2nd will be guranteed a t-shirt and swag bag loaded with goodies. These will be able to be picked up at the Dr. Kilian Meyer building, 950 N. Orange Street on Friday May 17 from 4:00 p,m - 6:30 pm or Saturday May 18 from 6:00 am - 7:30 am. Runners in the 5K and 10K will also be able to pickup their numbered bib. Course maps will also be available.

Race Day Timeline - May 18th

6:00 am  - 7:30 am - In person registration and packet pickup at the Dr. Kilian Meyer Building

7:40 am - National Anthem

7:45 am - Kid 1/4 mile race starts

8:00 am - 10K race starts

8:05 am - 5K race starts

8:10 am - 1 Mile race starts

10:00 am - Awards Ceremony starts


GRACE would like to thank our generous sponsors for this event:

Anytime Fitness

Arthur's Supper Club

Bindl Tire and Auto

Boscobel Bowl and Banquet

Brad, Kevin & Jewell's Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning LLC

Cell Plus - US Cellular

Christy's Sunny Side - Bakery & Cafe


Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics

Hartje Inc.

Jones Chevrolet

June's Family Daycare

Kleppe Grain Service

Kwik Trip

Lonsome Dove Tavern LLC

Plain Kwik Stop

Richland Locker Company

RSK Transport LLC

Sleepy Hollow Auto Group

Team Wireless - Verizon

The Border

Udder Brother's Creamery

Upland Hills Health, Inc

Vetesnik Power Sports

Wallace, Cooper and Elliot


Walsh's Ace Hardware