Frequently Asked Questions

43rd Annual WaunaFest Run

Saturday, July 30, 2022
7:30 a.m. Start
Waunakee Village Center

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

The WaunaFest Run is a 43-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 20 – Last day to register to guarantee a race t-shirt. 
  • July 27 – Online registration closes at midnight.
  • July 29 – Packet Pick Up 3:30-6:30pm at the Village Center Gym (333 S. Madison St.)
  • July 30 – Race Day – 7:30 a.m. – Packet Pick Up 6:00am until race time

Run $30 (Run), $15 (Walk), $10 (Kiddie Run)

WALK-UP Registration – $40 (Run), $20 (Walk), $15 (Kiddie Run)

Register up until race time, but by 4:00pm on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 to guarantee a race t-shirt.

Online registration will close on Wednesday, July 27th at midnight. We will have same day registration at the Waunakee Village Center Gym on Friday, July 29th from 3:30-6:30pm and on race day from 6am until race time.

To guarantee your race t-shirt, register by midnight on Sunday, July 17th!

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, State Bank of Cross Plains and TDS as Signature Sponsors and One Community Bank as our Executive Event Sponsor. Check the website for our additional sponsors and all are included on 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 28 through Sunday, July 31, 2022 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!

Yes. You can fill out a paper application and send it with a check to the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 41, Waunakee, WI 53597. If you’d prefer to pay by cash, stop by the Chamber Depot M-F from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. We will also accept cash registrations during packet pickup on July 29th (3:30-6:30pm at the Village Center Gym) and July 30th. (6:00am until race time at the Village Center Gym)

Yes. Day of registration will run from 6:00am until race time 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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