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Thanks For Ordering!

Thank you to everyone that participated in ordering the 2020 Commemorative Waunafest Run Shirt. It will be a great keepsake to remember this unprecedented time. Ordering is now closed and Trending Now will email you when your shirt is ready for pick up.

Thanks and see you in 2021!!

Special Edition 2020 Shirt!

Add this Special Edition: Commemorative Quarantine Waunafest Run Shirt 2020 to your collection! It will be a great way to remember this unprecedented time we are in!

Despite Waunafest Run 2020 getting canceled due to COVID-19, we wanted to find a fun way to commemorate the event. This shirt will be a great addition to your collection. Fritz is wearing a mask to stay safe during the Quarantine!

All proceeds will be donated to the Rally Around Waunakee Business Marketing Campaign Fund. Waunakee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Waunakee Village put this Campaign together to help reinvigorate our local businesses and economy. We will be reaching out to local businesses to determine their needs as well as how we can help. This campaign will run through the end of 2020 and all proceeds will be going back into our community

WaunaFest Run Canceled for 2020

42nd Annual WaunaFest Run Canceled on July 25, 2020, due to COVID-19 

The WaunaFest Run is one of Waunakee’s most iconic summer traditions.  For the first time in its 41 year history, it will not happen on the last Saturday of July as part of the annual WaunaFest Celebration weekend.  

After thoughtful consideration, exploring all the options and polling the community, it is with heavy hearts that the race organizers from the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce have made the difficult decision to cancel their largest community fundraiser. 

Chamber Officials made the call to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The concerns related to enforcing social distancingprotecting the health and safety of the staff, volunteers, participants and our broader community were at the forefront of this decision. 

Chamber Executive Director Ellen Schaaf and Race Director Laurie Gerner look forward with hope and optimism to 2021 and thank the community for your continued support.

Next year the Village of Waunakee will celebrate its 150th Anniversary! The Chamber and Village are already making plans on incorporating this important milestone into many events throughout the Village.

Official Race Announcement to be made on June 1, 2020

The Waunakee Chamber of Commerce will make an official announcement on June 1st regarding the Waunafest Run scheduled on July 25th.
The Chamber has sent out a survey to past runners & the over 250 volunteers to get feedback.  They are also consulting with Race Day who contracts with the Chamber with the online management & equipment rental.
Options include proceeding with the Run as planned; re-schedule the Run; or having a virtual online race.
Waunafest has cancelled the festival which the Run is part of.  Members of Waunafest agreed to let the Chamber make an independent decision on the fate of the Run.
Please reach out to the Chamber if you have any questions.

Welcome to our NEW Website!

Over the first quarter of 2020, the Waunakee Chamber has been busy working on a new WaunaFest Run website–and now it’s available! We’ve put a lot of time into it, but if you find anything strange or missing, just contact us and let us know!

We’ll start providing timely news and information via this page shortly. So, check back often for all the latest regarding the WaunaFest Run!

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