George Musser

George Musser. 

A 5K run/walk to honor the memory of University of Wisconsin-River Falls student George Musser is set for Saturday, April 29, at the Falcon Center, 1110 S. Main Street, River Falls. Check-in for the event begins at 10 a.m. The race will begin at 11 a.m.  

UW-River Falls students in the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Management class are hosting the event. Musser, 22, of Stillwater, Minnesota, was an exercise and sports science major at UW-River Falls at the time of his death in December.

Musser was found dead in Baytown Township, Minnesota, around 7 p.m. on Christmas Day 2022 after going missing early Christmas Eve morning. 

Each fall and spring semester, Health and Human Performance students in the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Management course host an event related to their field of study. The event provides students with the skills and experience needed for event management and ties into content from the course. Musser completed the course in the fall semester, contributing to a successful on-campus Bean Bag Blitz event. 

 The course will take runners through the scenic UW-River Falls campus with the start and finish line in front of the Falcon Center. Prizes and snacks will be provided as supplies last. 

Registration is free with a suggested donation to the George Musser GoFundMe page. 

To register and for more information about the run/walk visit

For those who would like to contribute to Musser’s memory but cannot attend the 5K, donations to the GoFundMe for the Musser family are welcomed at 

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