Looking for a great way to get back into shape before summer? Support the University of Wisconsin–Madison Athletic Department and enjoy a pre-summer workout! The 29th Annual Crazylegs Classic takes place on Saturday, April 24th and features a scenic 8K run/wheelchair or a two mile walk that begins at the Capitol Square and ends with the final leg in Camp Randall Stadium.
The Crazylegs Classic idea was “hatched over a couple of beers” in 1981 by three Badger fanatics at a local bar. Tom Grantham, Ken Sparks, and Rich Bakus wanted to raise money for UW Athletics, the three approached then Athletic Director Elroy Hirsch for permission to name it the “Crazylegs Run” in his honor. Elroy Hirsch was an American football running back and receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Rockets, who played his first college season with the Badgers in 1942. His nickname was derived after his unusual running style. Tom Grantham continues to serve as general chairman on the Crazylegs Classic Executive Committee.
Having done this race before myself, I can honestly say that it is a great event to be a part of! With guest appearances from the U.W. Band, athletes, and Bucky Badger himself, this fun-filled event is exciting for people of all ages (yes, even adults!). Included in the registration fee is the race, a T-shirt, along with delicious snacks afterwards. Crazylegs is a great way to support UW Athletics and a terrific way to jump back into shape before the summer months.
For more information on the race, registration, training tips and more, visit www.crazylegsclassic.com.
Meredith Beres is a senior at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She will graduate Summa Cum Laude in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. In addition to her studies and being a guest contributor at LakeandCityhomes.com, Meredith is currently interning at Wisconsin Public Television in the Promotions Department and also works part-time as a Communications Intern for the UW-Madison Administrative Process Redesign Project. In her free time Meredith enjoys reading, writing, attending Badger athletic events, and running.
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