WBGU-TV sponsoring 5K run-walk as part of moon landing anniversary events


“The Great American Run: Ruby’s Race for Space,” is a new 5K fun run/walk blasting off April 6. It is sponsored by WBGU-TV in celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. The flight crew for the event includes the station’s mascot Ruby, the red-eye tree frog.

The race launches at 10 a.m. (registration begins at 9 a.m.) and follows a flat, easy course through the beautiful campus of Bowling Green State University starting at the Recreation Center on Ridge Road. The race is in conjunction with the BGSU Wellness Center’s SAAM 5K and Dog Walk with support from Dave’s Running Shop.

Walkers/runners of all ages and abilities are welcome. We’re shooting for the moon – let’s see if we can total 238.9 cumulative miles (77 participants) in honor of the 238,900 mile-trek from the earth to the moon! Proceeds benefit a new documentary in the works by WBGU-TV and featuring Northwest Ohio’s own Neil Armstrong – the first man on the moon.

Cost is $25 for pre-registration and $10 – 1-mile fun run/walk ($20 day of race). Register at https://davesrunning.com/races/running-signup.html.

The 5K runners will receive a specially-designed race logo T-shirt while fun run walkers will receive a Moon Pie gift packet. Awards for first-third place in the various age divisions.

For more information about the event, contact Cari Tuttle at WBGU-TV at 419-372-7024.

WBGU-TV is a PBS affiliate and partner of Bowling Green State University serving a 19-county region with award-winning programming and educational resources. For more information, visit www.wbgu.org.