April 23
Virtual Ranger Run: $10


10K | 5K | Fun Run Scavenger Hunt

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ranger Run, presented by Rustic Road Brewing will be reverting to a virtual only format.

Times and photos can be submitted here after April 23. All participants will receive a Ranger Run medal and will be eligible for additional prizes.

Run packets will be mailed and printable instructions will be posted as the run approaches. The Parkside Day Launch Party, also presented by Rustic Road, will still take place on April 23 in De Simone Arena at 11am. UW-Parkside’s Cross Country Course will still be open and you are welcome to run on your own on campus. We encourage you to come to the Launch Party to pick up your Ranger Run Medal and enjoy live music, food, and fun.

Run Time and Photo Submissions will be open from April 23 till 11:59pm on April 29.

Parkside Day Launch Party

April 23 | 11 AM
De Simone Arena, UW-Parkside

The Parkside Day Launch Party will kick off a week of spirit and celebration. We encourage you to pick up your Ranger Run medals at the Launch Party. The party is open to the public. Join us for food, fun, live music, outdoor family activities, and more. If you are not running and only want to attend the Launch Party you can register here.


To enter the Parkside Day coloring contest, share a picture of your completed picture with #ParksideDay or email a photo to development@uwp.edu.

Color page with a friendly bear on it
Bear hat image
Image with ranger pride accessories
image of the youth bear with a hat

A Note from the first Ranger Run - the Johnson's

First let me say, I felt that the Parkside Run event was a great idea and I hope you (Parkside) were able to achieve the goals you set out to obtain regarding this event.

We had a blast! The scavenger hunt not only gave us an opportunity to support Parkside and their organizations, but it also gave us a great excuse to visit the campus and see firsthand some of the changes being posted on social media. Of course, there was a bonus of showing off some of our daughter’s accolades to our friend Susan Leger, who is a Parkside Alumna (about 25yrs) who also enjoyed being on campus again and seeing all the positive things happening. We have to say, keep up the great work.

I would say our Parkside Spirit started with our daughter as we supported her and the Parkside Cross Country/Track team for about the last 5 years. We followed them throughout the Midwest, not missing many meets in her collegiate career; even traveled the 10 hours to Joplin MO to watch Parkside Cross Country at the National Meet. Now during our travels, we were able to get know her teammates, staff members, along with other parents, all just wonderful and welcoming individuals. All who also showed pride of being part of the Parkside family. We have always said, to be successful at school, you must be fully invested in the school. Be part, take part, do not just attend. In that you will find school spirit and pride.

What does Parkside mean to our family?
Parkside has really become a home for my family and me. My wife and I thought someday we would return to college and finish our degrees, just never sure to when to make that decision. It was our daughter’s success that inspired us to finally make our return to college scene. Then shortly thereafter our son transferred into Parkside from Gateway, so for the last 2-3 years our whole household has been attending Parkside.

What does it mean to us to be a UW-Parkside Ranger?
I highlighted many of these qualities in the above statements. Ideas such as: Pride, Welcoming, inspirational, supportive, home, and family. Returning to college after 25years has been a difficult task, but these are ideas that have made our return successful thus far. Because of these qualities we excited and happy with choosing Parkside.

Rate the HARIBO Gummies.
They are all 10’s. In our house we usually buy assortment of the different types of HARIBO Gummies, we each have our favorites. I am partial to sour as my son likes the sugar coated, then my wife enjoys just the original ones.


The Johnson’s


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