Need a little mid-symposium physical activity? Strap on your running/walking shoes for the 2023 Clean Lakes Classic 5K Run/Walk! Starting at 7:00 am on Tuesday, October 24, the 5-kilometer run or walk takes participants on a route along the shores of Lake Erie. You need not be a runner to participate! Entry fee is $30 and includes a t-shirt (if registered in advance). Onsite registration is allowed, but we cannot guarantee a run shirt.

Register for the 5K with your conference registration Register for the Clean Lakes Classic 5K


Thank you to Princeton Hydro for sponsoring the 5K shirt!

Thank you to Gantzer Water Resources for sponsoring the run prizes!

Attention Student Members!

Student members of NALMS who participate in the Clean Lakes Classic are automatically eligible to receive $500 for use toward their education thanks to the Kenneth H. Reckhow Scholarship Fund. See below for full details:

Kenneth H. Reckhow Scholarship Fund

Established through the generosity and kindness of Life Member, Dr. Kenneth Reckhow, the Kenneth H. Reckhow Scholarship Fund provides financial support to graduate students to use toward their education.

With a unique tie-in to a NALMS tradition and Dr. Reckhow’s personal history with the Society, the scholarship winners will be directly linked with an event that occurs each year at the NALMS annual symposium. Beginning with the 2021 Clean Lakes Classic 5K Run/Walk, one female and one male graduate student participant in the event will be randomly selected to receive $500 for use toward their education.

“Along with NALMS members, Denny Cooke and Gene Welch, I was part of the pre-NALMS conferences in Madison, Minneapolis, and East Lansing, leading to the 1980 meeting in Portland. Steve Chapra and I established the first shortcourse for NALMS; and of course, there is the Clean Lakes Classic. NALMS helped me grow as a scientist. These are just a few of the great memories that I have, which makes me want to give back to NALMS through this scholarship fund.” – Dr. Kenneth Reckhow


  • Students must register for the Clean Lakes Classic 5K Run/Walk.
  • Entrants must be enrolled in a lake management-related graduate program.
  • Entrants must be a current member of NALMS.