5K Run/Walk

The 5K Run/Walk is a scenic, family-friendly 5K run or walk through the quiet streets of Middleton. The race will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. 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. Mike Leckrone will serve as the starter for the race – come meet him starting at 9 a.m.! Celebrity runners and walkers include Cancerfighter Dale Emmerich, Middleton Police Captains Jeremy Geiszler and Troy Hellenbrand, MCPASD Superintendent Dana Monogue, Middleton Firefighter Paul Town, and more!

Come in costume! To reflect the Festival’s 2019 Super Hero theme, prizes will be given for the best Super Hero outfit!

Come to the grounds early for some free gentle yoga and stretching with Good Neighbor Yoga, starting at 8:30 a.m.


Proceeds from entry fees go to support the non-profit missions of the Festival trustee organizations.

Entry Fees

  • $30 – until August 23
  • $35 – Race Day
  • $15 – Kids 12 and Under

Entry fee includes race entry and a TECH T-Shirt (guaranteed if registered by August 12).  Registration also includes one free beverage at the Middleton Wings Hockey/Wisconsin Brewing Tent.

Packet Pick Up

Pick up your race number, t-shirt and bag at any of the following times and locations:

  • August 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Fleet Feet, 8440 Old Sauk Road
  • August 23, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Festival Grounds
  • August 24, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Festival Grounds

Race day registration also available from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the Festival Grounds.


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


The 2019 route will be the same as 2018, when we needed to change the route due to flooding in the Pheasant Branch Conservancy.


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. Register here.

Kids Run and Diaper Dash

Actvities for toddlers and kids will also be held during the 5K, including a Diaper Dash for other activities from 9:45 to 10:30 (parent must be present) and a 1K Kids’ Run at 10:15 a.m. 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

5K Presenting Sponsor

5K Speedsters

5K Sprinters

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