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“Six For Addiction” to Support Recovery – May 2023

A series of 50Ks with Brenda and Renata

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who supported our May 2023 “Six For Addiction” fundraiser!

Event Recap

Meet Brenda & Renata

Brenda Bland has completed numerous ultramarathons, running her first ultra in 2003 at age 44. She is a “senior endurance athlete,” yogi, and Grandma.

Renata Martini Poetzl is a runner and a mother looking to reach new milestones and make a difference through running.

The two met after Renata organized a 24-hour hike on a local trail running Facebook Group. They were the only two hikers to complete the event and thus built a friendship. Since then, they have run many miles, set a Fastest Known Time (FKT), and completed a solo 100-mile event. They love challenges and are very excited to complete “Six for Addiction,” a consecutive run of at least 50k a day for six days, culminating in the last 50K taking place at the annual Ice Age Trail race set in LaGrange, WI.

“Six For Addiction” Schedule

Monday, May 8th
Ice Age National Scenic trail run originating at Butler Lake in the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Tuesday, May 9th
Blue Mound State Park

Wednesday, May 10th
Rock Cut State Park

Thursday, May 11th
From the Scuppernong Trailhead in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest, consisting of Ice Age National Scenic trail, snowmobile trails, and local Scuppernong trails.

Friday, May 12th
Lapham Peak State Park

Saturday, May 13th
Nordic Trailhead in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest, to be run on the Ice Age National Scenic trail and the local Nordic trail as part of the annual Ice Age Trail 50, a local trail race.

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