Border War 5K Beer Fest Run/Walk -2018

Border War 5K Beer Fest Run/Walk -2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018  @  1:00 PM   •  5k, Border War Beer Fest


Harbor Park, Celebration Place, Kenosha, WI    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is closed, please register at the event.


The Border War 5K Run/Walk is a friendly battle before the Border War Beer Fest to see which state has the best average 5K time for runners and walkers.  Besides individual awards, the times of all the athletes will be averaged to find our winner - between Wisconsin and Illinois - giving the state bragging rights over the coveted "Willy 5K" trophy. This trophy will display the winning state each year and be present at all of the future Border War 5K Beer Fest races, beckoning its adversaries to reverse the winning streak each year.

Participants get a special early entry into the Border War Beer Fest, T-shirt, Finishers Medal and cool race bib! 


2017: In Honor of LUC BERNARD
2018: TBA


 T Shirt

 Finisher's Medal

 Goody Bag

 Event Timed

 Food and Drinks





Course description:

The run/walk will start and finish in Celebration Park and follow the bike path.

Course maps:

 Border War 5K -Kenosha  


Street parking is available around the event.

Awards info:

All participants will receive a custom finisher's medal. Age group winners will be recognized with a recognition pin.

The "Willy 5K" trophy
This traveling trophy will be engraved with the winning state and year, adding every future year's winner thereafter.  The Overall State Time will be determined by combining all finishers from that state and averaging their times. Every Wisconsin and Illinois participant's time is included in creating this Overall Time.

Additional info

Please make sure you purchase the proper race ticket if you want to participate in the beer festival ("w/Festival Entrance").  All race participants designated as Beer Fest participants will be allowed special entry at 2:30 pm. General admission opens at 3:00 pm. You must be 21 and older to be admitted to the Beer Fest.

Important Information

**Please note that you MUST be 21+ in order to get into the Beer Festival after the race.  Make sure that you have a valid ID available before entering the festival.**

Price Increase Information:

Price increase dates and prices are as follows:

5K Race Only (No Beer Fest Entry Included):
Early Bird - $25 - through 7/2/18
General - $30 - 7/3/18 through 7/30/18
Late - $35 - 7/31/18 through 8/04/18
NO SWAG OPTION - $25-  8/01/18 through Race Day (No T-Shirt)
5K With Beer Fest Entry (21+ only):
Early Bird - $55 - through 7/2/18
General - $60 - 7/3/18 through 7/30/18
Late - $65 - 7/31/18 through race day (After 8/1/18 no T-shirt is included)

Packet pickup:

Race Day Agenda (Saturday, August 4th)

Packet Pick Up: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
State Group Picture: 12:55 am
5K Start: 1:00 p.m.
Awards: 2:10 p.m.
Entry into Beer Fest (that paid for beer fest entry): 2:30 p.m.



Online registration is closed, please register at the event.