Bootstrap News

July 2023


Come join us for the St. Joe's 5K Walk/Run and help raise food and money for those in need in our local community. These yearly Walk/Run event have helped to raise over $110,000 for the St. Joe's Food Program. Check out our Events page for more details.

Event to be held Saturday, October 7, 2023

Location: St. Joseph Food Program, 1465 Opportunity Way, Menasha

Founded by PaceSetters running club in 1994

Raised $12,320 in 2022, bringing 29-year total to over $95,000, along with thousands of pounds of non-perishable foods donated by past participants

All proceeds are given to St. Joseph Food Program for Fighting Hunger

You can register here


Faith Galica, Oshkosh West HS

Allison VanDerWegen, Kaukauna HS

Macy Verhasselt, Freedom HS

Bridger Wenzel, Neenah HS

Devyn Lang, Fox Valley Lutheran (Mark Werner scholarship)

Check out our Scholarship Program page

Mayor's Marathon in Anchorage Alaska

Our members, Elaine Moore, Dave Moore, Michele Micke and Kathy Bruns, all participated in the Mayor's Marathon in Anchorage Alaska on June 17, 2023.

Elaine commented that "Alaska is absolutely gorgeous but it could have been a little warmer. The Mayor's Marathon is mostly on the trail so you view moose, bears and many birds while running."

Barclay Backyard Ultra

Here is a pretty cool short documentary on a recent running of the Barclay Backyard Ultra.

My favorite part was when the founder Lazarus Lake recalled "Not all athletes have the same ability but all athletes have the same value". No such thing as Most Valuable Player (MVP). We are All Value Players!


1. Eat well, drink well, sleep well (obvious but many slip up on this one

2. If it ain't broke, don't fix it (don't change the routine you used in training)

3. If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail (don't forget safety pins for your bib and have to sprint to start line)

4. Double tie the shoe laces (they are difficult to re-tie in the middle of a race)

5. Keep warm at the start line (shed extra layers of old donate-able clothes you won't miss)

6. Keep the elbows in (enjoy the crowded atmosphere and don't stress fighting for a better position)

7. Go fishing (once race adrenalin has calmed, start picking others in front who you think you can catch, and don't become someone else's fish)

8. Save some in the tank for a sprint finish (it's fun to finish strong)

9. But, know where the finish is (familiarize yourself with the race route)

10. Enjoy it (soak it all up and smile)

Courtesy of City2Surf race event