Start planning now for the annual Run for the Trees event, inspired by Bob Ross, the American painter, art instructor and television host of the PBS show “The Joy of Painting,” and his love of the outdoors.
Runners, walkers, hikers and rollers can complete their 5K anywhere outdoors anytime between Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 26). Find a place to run your 5K at a Wisconsin state park or forest website. Registration is available now on the Run For The Trees: Happy Little 5K website.
This event is an excellent opportunity to get some exercise and protect our natural resources at the same time. Race proceeds support tree planting and forest protection efforts in state parks, such as invasive plant and forest pest management and early detection surveys.
The registration fee includes a keepsake Happy Little t-shirt, commemorative bib number and finisher’s medal.