5K Run/Walk

Anyone can participate in the Oz Run, whatever your fitness level may be. The 5K route is fun and challenging with beautiful scenery. It is a great race to test the avid runner, but is also family friendly with much to see. Strollers are welcome. Most of the route is located in Irvine Park & Zoo, where you will get to view the animals and take in all that nature has to offer. All participants get a race shirt at packet pick-up and a medal when they cross the finish line!

*To guarantee shirt size register before May 1
Route Map
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Pre-Race Info:


Packet Pick-Up

Friday, May 25, 2018

4:00pm - 8:00pm


Location: TBA


It is highly encouraged to pick up your packet on Friday. Out-of-town runners may pick up their packet on the grounds starting at 6:00am on race day.


Tips

  • Download the map for details of the route, including water station and bathroom locations
  • Strollers are welcome on the route 
  • For safety reasons, dogs are not
  • Slower participants please stay to the right to allow others to pass


Race Day Info:


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Located at the Northern WI State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 

Grounds open at 6:00am
Start time is 8:30am


Bag Check

Beginning at 6am, bag check is available to participants. Bags will be labeled with your bib number.

Schedule of Events:

8:00am – 11:00am – Cheer on runners and walkers

9:30am – Awards Ceremony: 5K – Men/Women – all age groups and runners Costume Contest

10:30am – Awards Ceremony: Half Marathon – Men/Women – all age groups and runners Costume Contest

11:30am – Memorial Day Observance

9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Munchkin Land: petting zoo, face painting, and bounce house
  • Live music from The Man 2 Man Band
  • Food: hot dogs and brats from Sailer's Food Market and Meat Processing in Elmwood
  • Beer Garden with Leinenkugel’s, Miller Lite, Berghoff root beer, and water
  • All food and beverage sale proceeds go to this years beneficiaries.

Schedule of Events:

8:00am – 11:00am – Cheer on runners and walkers

9:30am – Awards Ceremony: 5K – Men/Women – all age groups and runners Costume Contest

10:30am – Awards Ceremony: Half Marathon – Men/Women – all age groups and runners Costume Contest

11:30am – Memorial Day Observance

9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Munchkin Land: petting zoo, face painting, and bounce house
  • Live music from The Man 2 Man Band
  • Food: hot dogs and brats from Sailer's Food Market and Meat Processing in Elmwood
  • Beer Garden with Leinenkugel’s, Miller Lite, Berghoff root beer, and water
  • All food and beverage sale proceeds go to this years beneficiaries.

Post Race Info:


First Aid

The runners recovery area will be near the finish line.


Lost & Found

Will be located at the bag check area.


Race Photos

Official race photographer will be taking candid route shots and posed individual and group photos. These will be available for purchase.


Results

Finishing times will be posted by MTEC Results in the fairgrounds and online - CLICK HERE.

 

PRIZES! 

All registered runners receive a medal at the finish line.

Prizes will be given to the top runners in each age bracket for both men & women: 6-under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+


Wizard of Oz costume contest and First Place Finishers awards will be announced at 9:30am.

 

Post Race Entertainment

Stay for the awards and Memorial Day Observance, check out the petting zoo, face painting, and fun in Munchkin Land.  Grab a bite to eat and a beverage in the beer tent. Invite your friends and family to cheer you and take part in the post race party – proceeds will go to this years beneficiaries. 

There will be a Memorial Day Observance at 11:30am.