By Joel Lammers, RD –

“38th Annual John Jantz Memorial S-NO-W Fun Run – What’s in a name?” –

When the late John Jantz came up with the name for the run he founded in 1980, his sarcastic side came through. S-NO-W Fun Run: No fun? No snow? No run? What? Who would want to do the S-NO-W Fun Run??? Read on and I’ll tell you why you would want to.

On January 7th, 2017, the S-NO-W Fun Run and Party will be celebrating its 38th year. The 5 mile run held at the 5 Star Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva will continue to be one of the most popular winter runs in the mid-west, if not the country. Still not sold? Read on.

The large indoor venue (except for the run) allows for adequate space for the anticipated 800+ runners to warm up and prepare for the run. Clean and spacious bathroom facilities await you with no waiting in line. No metros at this run. Did I mention that it starts at 2:30pm so you can sleep in? Sounding better? Read on.

After you cross the finish line of the accurately measured course, head indoors to the Schnapps stop for a shot of schnapps (5 flavors). The complementary beer (Micro brews and Lite) will already be tapped and the soft drinks put on ice so move to the party room for a cold one. The food will be set up so satisfy your post-race hunger and have a burger or brat. Get your photo taken with the playboy bunny models. Lucky? There are door prizes. Show your moves while dancing to the DJ (he plays till 8:00pm) Try to win a dance contest. Go to the club at the Grand Geneva for more dancing & fun afterwards. Stay overnight at the resort. Wake up knowing you had a great time at the S-NO-W Fun Run.

After reading the above I realize you will probably not want to run the S-NO-W Fun Run, you will have to.

For more information on the run visit or to sign up go to

Article originally published in The Strider, 26 Nov 2016

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