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About the Puddle Jump

The Jeanne Richie Memorial Puddle Jump is an annual 5k fun run/walk. Proceeds from the race benefit Longfellow school. 
Race Day is Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 9:00am at Phoenix Park.

  • 9:00am - children's duckling dash
  • 9:30am - 5k Run/Walk


Online registration closes on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. There will be same-day registration available from 7:30am-8:30am.

Price until April 1:

  • $15 - price for ages 12 and under (discount will automatically be applied at check-out)
  • $25 - price for ages 13 and up

Price from April 1 to race day:

  • $18 - price for ages 12 and under (discount will automatically be applied at check-out)
  • $28 - price for ages 13 and up

Price on race day:

  • $20 - price for ages 12 and under
  • $30 - price for ages 13 and up


T-Shirt Deadline

All Puddle Jump registrations that come in by April 1st will receive a short-sleeved soft, cotton/poly blend t-shirt. Our shirt inventory after this date will be limited so register today!

  • Thursday, April 20 from 4:00-6:00pm at Longfellow Elementary School.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2023 (race day) from 7:30-8:30am at Phoenix Park.

Interested in Being a Sponsor?

We are looking for area businesses to sponsor our annual 5k fun run/walk, the Jeanne Richie Memorial Puddle Jump. Proceeds from this event directly benefit Longfellow, an elementary school in the Eau Claire Area School District that serves over 250 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Contact Jodi Stevens, jstevens@ecasd.us to learn more! 

Race History

The Puddle Jump was started in 2007 by Longfellow’s staff wellness team to support the school. In 2011 the race was updated with a new name to honor Jeanne Richie, a beloved teacher at Longfellow who passed away and was instrumental in starting the event. The Puddle Jump operates on a minimal budget with expenses limited to supplies for the race to maximize the funding that goes to Longfellow students. We are thrilled and very thankful for the support the community gives to Longfellow and to our not-profit event. 

For more information on the Jeanne Richie Puddle Jump, contact Jodi Stevens at jstevens@ecasd.us