Best Fest 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Walk (Saturday, May 21st 2016)

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, May 21, 2016


Portage, WI


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Running-5K - Age 14+ Registration

$20 $20 Closed

Running-5K - Youth Registration - Ages: 0-13

$15 $20 Closed

Walking-5K - Age 14+ Registration

$20 $20 Closed

Walking-5K - Youth Registration - Ages: 0-13

$15 $20 Closed

Walking-1 Mile - Age 14+ Registration

$20 $20 Closed

Walking-1 Mile - Youth Registration - Ages: 0-13

$15 $20 Closed

About This Activity

Come join us for the Best Fest annual 5k run/walk and 1 mile walk. This event will once again draw runners and walkers from all across the Midwest. This race is for competitive and noncompetitive participants. Seasoned runners and short distance walkers are all welcome to participate and enjoy the Portage area in a unique way. The race course highlights our beautiful city for the flat 5k run/walk.

All race proceeds go to benefit St. Mary's Immaculate Conception parish.

Event details and schedule


EVENTS: 5K RUN/WALK Start: 10:00 AM. 1 MILE WALK: 10:15 AM

AGE DIVISIONS: MALE/FEMALE (5K RUN): 7 & under, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-20, 21-25, 26-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60 & over   

RESULTS AND AWARDS: Awards and gift certificates to the top three overall male and female finishers of the 5K run. 1st place awards will be presented in each age group listed above, male and female, for the 5K Run. Overall awards to the top 3 male and female finishers of the 5K walk.    

PACKET PICKUP: Day before registration and packet pickup: Friday May 20th from 5PM - 8PM at St. Mary's School, 315 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901. 

Race day registration and packet pickup: 7:30 AM until time of race at St. Mary's school, 315 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901. 

FEES & RACE INFORMATION: Register before May 1st, 2016 for best prices. All pre-registered participants receive high quality tech t-shirt and runner goodie bag. Day before and race day registration cannot guarantee t-shirt sizes.

Day of race there will be fruit, bagels, water, Gatorade and pre/post race music. For information email  

Awards Ceremony will happen approximately at 11:00 AM in Best Fest Tent.

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