to the Get in Gear Annual Rite of Spring. We are so
proud to celebrate 40 years of our event that is so
richly steeped in history and tradition since its
inception in 1978.
very exciting to be a part of the running industry
within our community and to continue to provide high
quality and well managed running events as the overall
mission of the Get in Gear.
“History of the Get in Gear” is being released soon
which has been a collaborative effort shared by Bill
Kennedy, Get in Gear’s first Race Director, Bruce
Brothers written contributions in memory of Jeff Winter,
Get in Gear’s second Race Director, and the past twenty
year’s history written by current Race Director Paulette
Odenthal. This will be posted here and sent in an
upcoming Get in Gear monthly informational newsletter.
our 40th is the introduction of a new half
marathon course which we believe is a better course for
our runners. This information is posted on the course
map pages of our website.
Finisher medals will be given to all finishers of all of
our events for the first time in Get in Gear history, in
commemoration of the celebration of our 40th.
in Gear events has something for everyone. Quality
shirts, medallions, awards, food, corporate and school
competition, give-away race day items and many special
awards just for participating in all age groups in all
so proud to continue our relationship with our primary
charitable partner, Second Harvest Heartland in the
fight to end child hunger in our community. With the
help of our generous participants and our donation match
program, Get in Gear, Inc. has contributed over
$130,000.00 in the fight to end child hunger in our
community. Additionally our community support donation
program has also contributed to many local
an excellent volunteer race management team that is
committed to making the Get in Gear events a great
experience for our valued participants and appreciated
sponsors and supporters. We work very closely with our
volunteers to help deliver a quality experience to meet
well deserved expectations.
We look forward to seeing you on April 28th-29th,