5K Run/Walk

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The Middleton GNF 5K Run/Walk 2017 is a fundraiser with the proceeds supporting the non-profit member organizations. Help us make 2017 a record breaking year. Join us for a scenic, family-friendly 5k Run or Walk through the quiet streets of Middleton and through scenic Pheasant Branch Corridor. The race will begin and end on the Fireman's Park on the Festival Grounds making it easy to enjoy the festivities after the race!

Start: Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 9:30 AM (CDT)

Race Times
9:00 am- Wheelchair
9:30 am- Runners
9:45 am- Walkers
10:00am – Diaper Dash
10:15am- 1K run for kids
10:30 Awards

Fireman's Park
7400 Lee Street
Middleton, WI 53562

Course Description
Starting on the festival grounds at Fireman’s Park traveling through Middleton’s quiet Maywood neighborhood, down Columbus and on to Branch St. Cutting through the parking lot into the shady Pheasant Branch Corridor Trail (paved), crossing Park Lawn, passing under the Parmenter St and beltline bridges to a turnaround point. Up to Parmenter St, turning east on to Lee St, finishing at the festival site and Middleton Youth Hockey/Capital Brewery tent. FREE beer (or Gatorade) with your race entry! Awards ceremony will be held following the race. See course map.

Youth Activities

If you have a family with young kids, it will be a fun-filled morning with activities for toddlers and up. For ages 2-5, at 10:00 there will be a “Diaper Dash” led by staff from Harbor Athletic Club’s Youth Fitness program. Kids ages 6 -12 can participate in the 1K Race at 10:15. Each participant will get a completion ribbon/medal or prize. At least one parent or caregiver will need to be present at the toddler activities. No pre-registration is needed for the youth or toddler activities. The youth activities are free thanks to our generous sponsors Harbor Athletic Club.

In addition, Harbor Athletic Club youth staff will be offering on-site babysitting starting at 9:15 for children of parents participating in the Run/Walk! Registration will be online, first come first serve. Register at Harborathletic.com. (ages 3+, must be potty trained.)


In addition to the overall Male and Female finishing awards, the top 3 in each of these classes will be presented with an award: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

Registration Information

Individual Registration:
To register for the 5K run/walk, fill out the form online by August 25. Race day registration starts at 8:30 am.

Team Registration:
Team registration and signed waivers should be sent to P.O. Box 620211, Middleton, WI 53562 by August 1, 2017.

Your chip is included on your racing bib.


(13 and older): Now to August 1: $25 (online registration closes midnight 8/23) August 2-25: $30
August 26: register from 8:30 am - 8:45 am: $35
Teams of 10 or more: $20 each until August 5 Registration includes one free beer (must be 21 or older) and a Tech T (for first 400)
Kids 12 and under: $15.00, includes a cotton shirt.
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Check with your health insurance provider as most will reimburse you for participating in this event.

Packet Pickup

August 25: Pick up or register at Fleet Feet Sports Madison, 8440 Old Sauk Road from 11 am – 2 pm, or from 5 pm -8 pm at the Good Neighbor Festival grounds. Race day pick up at the festival grounds from 8:30 am – 9:15 am.

Additional Information

For additional information about the race, please email BSSDMiller@aol.com.

Thank you everyone for participating.

Summit Credit Union
American Girl
American Transmission Company
Capitol Bank
Cress Funeral Home
Fleet Feet
Harbor Athletic Club
Murphy Desmond
Springs Window Fashions
Top Promotions
Simon Real Estate
Willy Street Co-op

Not a runner? You can volunteer to help with the 5K instead! Sign up here