Celebrate April Fools’ Day early with an annual 5k supporting Appleton schools

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The eighth annual April Fools’ 5K Run/Walk is coming early this year. You are invited to join in on this yearly fundraiser for the Appleton Area School District’s athletic programs Friday, March 23, 2018. 
Orthopedics & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley Community Program and Race Director Courtney Vosters stopped by Local 5 This Morning with more on how this fun event gives back to the community. 

Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley (OSI) and Miron Construction Co., Inc. will host this year’s event. 

Since its beginning in 2011, the April Fools’ 5K has raised more than $105,000 and all profits from the race have gone to the Appleton Area School District’s athletic programs.

The run/walk begins at OSI, 2105 E. Enterprise Ave., in Appleton at 6 p.m. and finishes at Appleton North High School, 5000 N. Ballard Road.
This year, post-race events will include a buffet, a sampling of chicken wings from Buffalo Wild Wings, music, strength competitions and family-friendly activities sponsored by the YMCA of the Fox Cities.

Participants 21 and older can also attend the post-race party at 8 p.m. at The StoneYard, W3010 Edgewood Trail in Appleton, featuring local band RPM and more chances to win prizes.
Pre-registration is encouraged at itsracetime.com, however, participants can also register the day of the event.

Participants who register before March 5 are guaranteed a race shirt and youth finisher medal for those 18 and under. Pricing is as follows:
•         Participants over 18, includes long sleeve technical shirt: $30 ($35 after March 5)
•         Participants 18 & younger, includes long sleeve technical shirt & finisher medal: $18 ($23 after March 5)
•         Participants 18 & younger, finisher medal only: $10.00

For more on the April Fools’ 5K run/walk and to register CLICK HERE or visit their Facebook page
Orthopedic & Sports Institute (OSI) brings together everything necessary for non-surgical, surgical and post-surgical orthopedic care all in one place, including an ambulatory surgery center, physician clinics, physical therapy, MRI, orthotics and pain management as well as the nation’s first Recovery Inn dedicated to orthopedics. By focusing on orthopedics only, OSI is able to cut costs, ensure quality and speed along recovery for a convenient, comfortable and memorable patient experience. To learn more, visit www.osifv.com.
Miron Construction Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s premier construction firms and is recognized as an industry leader. While Miron puts more work in place in the state of Wisconsin than any other contractor (based on Midwest revenues) according to ENR Midwest’s 2016 “Top Contractors” list, it also provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build, industrial, and general construction services nationwide. The forward-thinking, fast-growing private company is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, with regional offices in Madison, Wausau, Milwaukee, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ranked by Engineering News Record (ENR) as 87th among the “Top 400 Contractors in the United States” (based on 2016 revenue of $898 million) and 81st among the “Top 100 Green Building Contractors in the United States” (based on 2016 green building revenue of $108 million), Miron is also the Official Provider of Construction Services for the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field. For more information, please visit www.miron-construction.com. 

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