Beloiters, on your marks. President Bierman will be warming up for a fun- and sun-filled Spring Day on Wednesday, April 20, at 10 a.m. by leading a Spring Day run to the river and back. The runner-in-chief organized his first spring day jaunt last year, where he was joined by 30 or so of the college’s finest and fastest (the Bucs cross country and track squads). This year, he’s angling for a bigger turnout.
The inaugural "Turtle Trot" will include both running and walking courses (see here). Both will start at the main college sign and head up Church Street before dropping down to the river. Walkers will circle the pond at Riverside Park while the running groups will head north on the newly expanded parkside paths to the Henry Avenue bridge.
T-shirts commemorating the occasion - sure to be collector's items - will be available for the first 150 who arrive. Faculty, staff, and students, as well as spouses and partners, are welcome and encouraged to take part.
Oh yes. And in case of rain, wear shells. The show will go on.
Afterwards, thirsty trotters can cool their jets at a Spring Day Conviviality at 2: 30 p.m. in the Moore Lounge of Pearsons Hall, where the Wellness and Staff Matters Committees will be serving rootbeer and orange crème floats.