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Running for Life

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Running for Life

Run for Life

Celebrating the history of the Boston Marathon and running culture in Central Wisconsin

Three local leaders in the running community will share their personal stories during “Running for Life: Celebrating the history of the Boston Marathon and running community in Central Wisconsin” on Thursday, May 2.

Hear from Tom Wetter, Donn Behnke and Nathan Brown who will present about how running has impacted their lives.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. on the first floor of the College of Professional Studies with a Running Community Open House and social featuring local organizations and refreshments. The speakers will then each share a 20-minute presentation and hold a panel Q&A.


  • 6-6:30 p.m.: Running Community Open House (Joan North Place/CPS Café)
  • 6:30-8 p.m.: Presenters (20 min. each + Q&A) (CPS 116)
  • Post-event: Optional book signing by Donn Behnke (Joan North Place)

Virtual option:
Can’t attend in person? Attendees are welcome to register for a virtual option. After you register, you will receive a link to watch the speakers at 6:30 p.m.

Running Open House Participating Organizations:

Additional details:

  • Free parking is available without permission in Lot E.
  • Light refreshments will be offered during the Running Open House, featuring a special dish in the CPS Cafe.

Meet the Speakers

  • Tom Wetter is an emeritus professor of health promotion and wellness at UW-Stevens Point. In April, Tom will complete his 25th consecutive Boston Marathon.
  • Donn Behnke ’75 has led the Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) boys cross country program to 13 state titles and authored the book “The Animal Keepers.”
  • Nathan Brown is a clinical assistant professor in the UW-Stevens Point Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program and the lab director with Pineries Running Lab.


May 2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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