5K Run/Walk

The 5K Run/Walk is a scenic, family-friendly 5K run or walk through the quiet streets of Middleton and the Pheasant Branch Corridor. The race will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. The race will begin and end at Fireman’s Park on the Festival Grounds – so participate, and then stay to enjoy all the Festival has to offer!

Celebrate those who serve! We have a number of local celebrities who have agreed to participate. Come run with Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke, Middleton Fire Chief Aaron Harris, Cancerfighter Dale Emmerich, and more!


Registration for the 2019 event is now open! Entry fees are $25 per person until July 31. Proceeds from entry fees go to support the non-profit missions of the Festival trustee organizations.


Please consider partnering with us as a sponsor of the 5K!  Email 5K Committee Chair Bob Miller for information on sponsorship levels and benefits.

5K Presenting Sponsor

$1000 Sponsors

$650 Sponsors


Last year, the race was rerouted due to the historic flooding in the Conservancy. This year, we plan to follow the same route, which can be accessed here.


In addition to the overall Male and Female top finisher awards, the top 3 finishers in each of the following age groups will be presented with an award: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

Child Care

Harbor Athletic Club will offer free child care during the race for children of participants. Children must be at least 3, and potty-trained. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. Registration will be available ont he Harbor Athletic Club website soon.

Fun Run and Diaper Dash

Actvities for kids will also be held during the 5K, including a Fun Run and Diaper Dash for young children, and other kids activities. Thanks to our generous sponsors, these activities are free and no pre-registration is required.


Email 5K Committee Chair Bob Miller.

Father and son run together

The 2019 Good Neighbor Festival is August 23-25, 2019 at Firemen's Park in Middleton, WI!