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Run For The Trees 5K

Inspired by Bob Ross’ love of the outdoors, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is bringing back the Run for the Trees: Happy Little (Virtual) 5K and has expanded its impact to other states, including Wisconsin. When registering, you pick which participating state you want the proceeds to go to.

Race proceeds will support tree planting and forest protection efforts in Wisconsin’s state parks, forests and recreation areas. Many of these locations have been affected by tree pests and diseases like emerald ash borer and oak wilt.

Runners, walkers and hikers can complete their 5K anywhere outdoors between Earth Day and Arbor Day.

Registration includes:

  • Keepsake Happy Little T-shirt
  • Commemorative bib number
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Shipping and handling

Register for the event on the Run for the Trees Happy Little (Virtual) 5K Online Registration webpage.

Race packets will start shipping on March 1. To be guaranteed delivery before the race dates, please register by April 1. Orders taken after April 1 are not guaranteed delivery before the race dates. Registration closes on April 15.


Contact Melissa Vanlanduyt at Melissa.Vanlanduyt@wisconsin.gov.