About The Run

43rd Annual WaunaFest Run

September 18, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Lot F – Waunakee High School 
Next to Wauktoberfest at Endres Manufacturing

5K Run

Woman running in the WaunaFest Run event (Waunakee, WI)

WaunaFest Run is a 43 year community tradition brought to you by the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce and our generous sponsors. Proceeds from the run are divided with a percentage donated to WaunaFest to continue the yearly festival. A percentage also supports the Waunakee Area Chamber in operating as a non-profit information resource to businesses and the public year-round. The Run is a traditional part of the WaunaFest community celebration, and the Chamber is excited to be a part of this great event!


The 5K Run will start and end at Lot F at Waunakee High School on Community Drive, directly next to Wauktoberfest at Endres Manufacturing. This new race route will take you down West Street, East 2nd Street toward the Village Center, down South Division Street and back on Winston Way. Maps of the race route are available at www.waunafestrun.org.

Water stations will be available at the end of the course.

Several runners participating in the WaunaFest Run event (Waunakee, WI)

5K Course

Winds through Waunakee's surrounding neighborhoods with water stations and plenty of spectators out on the course.

Packet Pickup

Friday, September 17, 2021, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Waunakee Village Center Parking Lot (333 S. Madison St., Waunakee)
Preregistered participants may pick up their bib number, timing tag and race shirt at packet pick up. On-site registration will be available; however, we cannot guarantee race shirts after September 9, 2021. Same-day registration is available on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. until race time. 


The WaunaFest Run 5K is a timed event. The MYLAPS BibTag Timing system is used to ensure accurate timing. Your timing tag is on the back of your bib and does not need to be returned after the race. Your bib must be properly worn for the timing mats to read your bib tag and record accurate results. Your time will be posted online the day of the event and in the Waunakee Tribune the following week.

( * – Race Timing Tags provided by Race Day Events, LLC)


No refunds will be issued. The event will occur regardless of weather. Registrations can be reassigned to a runner with advance notice.

The WaunaFest Run will be held in conjuction with Wauktoberfest, which runs from September 17-19, 2021. Everyday there will be food, beer, music, inflatables, hammer sluggin and pumpkin decorating! For more details on the events or volunteer opportunities, visit Wauktoberfest.com.

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