Hodag Run for Your Life

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Hodag Run for Your Life Race Description

Saturday, June 26, 2021

The YMCA of the Northwoods and Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce are excited to host the 14th Annual Hodag Run For Your Life featuring the 10K, 5K, 5K Stroller, and the Free Kids Chase the Hodag. 

START TIMES: All races start at Hodag Park’s beach house in Rhinelander, WI. Our 10K (sponsored by Habush, Habush, & Rottier SC), 5K, and 5K Stroller races will have morning wave times, starting around 8:00AM; more information to be provided on these waves as the race gets closer. The Kids Chase the Hodag, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander, starts at approx. 10:30AM.

REGISTRATION: Registration for the 5K and 10K is $30 on or before June 13th and $35 after June 13th.

RACE FOR FREE: Before you register and payout of your own pocket, consider signing up to raise money for your charitable non-profit, the YMCA of the Northwoods. Quickly and easily set up a fundraising page by clicking on FUNDRAISE at the top of this page or on raceentry.com. You can then send your page to family, friends, and co-workers for contributions towards your effort. If you raise $70 or more, you will receive a FREE ENTRY into any of the individual Hodag Run Races!

TEAM TROPHY CHALLENGE: Winning team is the team with the best finishing record of the top 5 finishers from the team. You can be a group of friends or have a business sponsor your team. Businesses are also welcome to sign up as a team to compete for this Trophy! (There is not a determined number of runners for a team.) Select a Captain for your team to receive a coveted Hodag swag item.

KIDS CHASE THE HODAG & CREATIVE ART CONTEST: The Kids Chase the Hodag race is for ages 12 and under with the first 200 registered for the Chase receive a t-shirt. Register day of for the Chase. These t-shirts are custom created by a child in our Creative Art Contest (click for more details).  This contest is currently running now through May 18th for kids in grades K-5th. Kids should design and create a picture that presents the YMCA, running, kids, and Hodags!

RACE ROUTES: Please see the maps of routes below. The course exits Hodag Park following the roads North into Pine Lake then onto Manor Road. The Start/Finish will be at Hodag Park’s beach house with each race going out to a designated turnaround point and coming back on the same route to Finish at Hodag Park.

AGE BRACKETS FOR 5K & 10K: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over. The top 3 males and top 3 females will be awarded in each age bracket. The top overall male and female finishers in each race will receive a special coveted Hodag Award.

PARKING: Please park at Hodag Park, lots of parking available.

TITLE SPONSOR: Habush Habush & Rottier SC

SPONSORS: Cellcom 

CoVantage Credit Union 

Peoples State Bank  

Eye Clinic of Wisconsin   

Superior Diesel   

Vital Industries 

A1 Septic Service  -  97.3 Hodag Country  -  100.1 JACK FM 

Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association

Mainhardt Photography 


All proceeds from the Hodag Run For Your Life benefit the Y's Annual Support Campaign. This Campaign is a Y initiative that provides financial assistance for programs and memberships to children and families in need… at the Y, no one is turned away due to the inability to pay. Funds raised through our Annual Campaign remain in our community and are made available to local youth, families, and adults. 

Thank you for helping us change lives, strengthen our community and provide support through our focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.


For more information or specific race details, call the YMCA of the Northwoods at 715-362-9622.


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  • Location: Rhinelander, WI 54501
  • Race Date: 2021/06/26 08:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • Run/Walk 5K
    • Run 10K
    • 5K Stroller

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