Frequently Asked Questions

44th Annual WaunaFest Run

Saturday, July 27, 2024
7:30 a.m. Start
Waunakee Village Center

5K Run and 10 Mile (with MYLAPS BibTag Timing System)

The WaunaFest Run is a 44-year community tradition. A portion of the proceeds are donated to WaunaFest and enables the Waunakee Area Chamber to operate as a non-profit information resource to businesses and the public year-round.

Men's winner of the WaunaFest Run (Waunakee, WI)

Frequently Asked Questions

WaunaFest Run winds through Waunakee’s surrounding neighborhoods and business park with plenty of water stations and spectators out on the course. Join the fun and register early to guarantee your race t-shirt. (or until race day with a no t-shirt guarantee) See why “Silent Sports” Magazine rates this run “one of the best in the area, where community participation and support still mean something.”

  • July 15 – Last day to register to guarantee a race t-shirt. 
  • July 25 – Online registration closes at midnight.
  • July 26 – Packet Pick Up 3:30-6:30pm at the Village Center Gym (333 S. Madison St.)
  • July 27– Race Day – 7:30 a.m. – Packet Pick Up 6:00am until 7:30am

Run $35 (Run), $20 (Walk), $10 (Kiddie Run)

WALK-UP Registration – $45 (Run), $25(Walk), $15 (Kiddie Run)

Register up until 7:20am on Race Day, but by 9:00pm on Sunday July 14, 2024, to guarantee a race t-shirt.

The WaunaFest 5K and 10-Mile Runs are timed events. 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.

The race will start at scenic Waunakee Village Park and end at the Waunakee Village Center.

The WaunaFest Run is brought to you by the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce with Acker-Farber Real Estate Team, David’s Certified Auto Repair, Livable Communities by Don Tierney, Lake Ridge Bank, BrightStar Care and Senior Living and TDS as Signature Sponsors. One Community Bank, Vogel Bros Building Co. and Aberdean Consulting as our Kee Connector Sponsors. Check the website for our additional sponsors and the back of our Race shirts.

A percentage of the proceeds are given back to WaunaFest Non-profit Organization to help bring WaunaFest Festival to you year after year. A portion of the proceeds also help support Chamber programs and projects that enhance economic development and community partnerships and allow the doors of the Chamber to be open to the public 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Run is a traditional part of the WaunaFest weekend community celebration, and the Chamber is excited to be a part of this great event

Waunakee’s annual summer festival WaunaFest runs from Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, 2024 at Centennial Park. There will be food, beer, music, an Arts and Crafts Fair, a Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, WaunaSpike volleyball tournament and a parade!

No, we apologize we are not able to handle registrations offline. We are able to accept cash registrations during packet pickup on July 26th (3:30-6:30pm at the Village Center Gym) and July 27th. (6:00am until 7:20am at the Village Center Gym). 

Yes. Day of registration will run from 6:00am until 7:20am at the Waunakee Village Center Gym at 333 S. Madison Street.

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

Pets are not permitted (however, service animals are allowed). For safety reasons, no strollers or baby joggers are allowed in the 5K run. 

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