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Since 1980, The Walleye Run / Walk has been a part of the annual Walleye Weekend Festival at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac, WI.
COME TO RUN OR WALK. A high quality 5 mile run through Lakeside Park and UW FDL Campus area, or if you prefer, a 2-mile run through Lakeside Park. For the younger runners, we offer a 1 mile novice run for children ages 12 and under and 1/3 mile runs for the running tots ages 6 and under. For the walkers we offer a 3-mile recreational family walk through scenic Lakeside Park.
On Friday, June 9 pre-registered participants may pick up their packets at Woodworth Middle School from 2:30 - 6 p.m. Participants can enter the building on the North end. Participants can also pick up packets for other family members and friends. Regular registration for all events will also be available at this time. All participants who register by June 5, 2023, are guaranteed a T-shirt. T-shirt availability is not guaranteed after this date and may be limited or unavailable at early packet pick-up and on race day at Lakeside Park. Poly-tech T-shirts will NOT be available after June 5.
Early Registration: Through Monday, June 5, 2023. Late Registration: June 5-10, 2023 (online through June 8)
Race Day Registration: Saturday, June 10, 2023
(North Shelter on Oven Island within Lakeside Park on Promen Drive)
Race day registration for your event closes 30 minutes before your race.
Woodworth Middle School (Google Map)
Fond du Lac (Please enter through the North side of the building)
Friday, June 9, 2023, 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Poly-tech T-shirts will NOT be available after June 5.
You may pick up packets for other participants on Friday, June 9 at Woodworth Middle School.
7:00 a.m. - Race day registration opens (north shelter on Oven Island within Lakeside Park)
8:10 a.m. - 5 mile run (open)
8:20 a.m. - 3 mile walk (open)
9:25 a.m. - 2 mile run (open)
10:00 a.m. - 1 mile kids run (age 12 & under)
10:20 a.m. - 1/3 mile run girls (age 6 & under) no parents
10:30 a.m. - 1/3 mile run boys (age 6 & under) no parents
10:40 a.m. - 1/3 mile run girls and boys (age 6 & under) with parents
5 Mile Run: Overall award to top 3 male/female
2 Mile Run: Overall award to top 3 male/female
1 Mile Run: Overall award to top 3 male/female
Age group awards
5 Mile Run and 2 Mile Run
Top 3 male/female awards in 0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
1 Mile Run (12 & Under)
Top 3 male/female awards in one year age divisions starting at age 7 through age 12. All finishers will receive a certificate of completion.
1/3-Mile Run (6 & under)
ROOKIE (boys, no parents; girls, no parents): Awards to top 10 male/female finishers.
FUN RUN (boys & girls with parents): No Awards, non-competitive
All finishers will receive a certificate of completion.
There will be no formal award ceremony. Participants should stop by the awards table near registration in the north shelter on Oven Island to pick up their prize. Please make every effort to pick up your award. Awards will not be mailed.
Can I bring a stroller?
Strollers or baby joggers are only allowed in the 3 mile walk. These participants are required to line up in the back at the start. No strollers or baby joggers will be allowed in any of the running events.
Can I bring my dog to Lakeside Park?
Sorry, no dogs or any other animals are allowed on any of the courses due to insurance and liability reasons or within Lakeside Park (Fond du Lac city ordinance).
What is chip timing?
All events will be chip timed. There will be an electronic chip on the back of your bib number which will automatically record finishing times for participants. Participants in these events will cross a timing mat on the ground at the finish line. Do not remove the chip or foam cover from the back of your bib number.
Do I have to wear my bib number?
Yes. All participants must be wearing a bib number on the front and outermost layer of clothing. Failure to do so will result in your finishing time not being recorded and could result in other participants' finishing times to be recorded incorrectly.
Can I use an iPod, Cell Phone, etc., while I'm participating?
Cell Phones and iPods are allowed for listening to music but we ask that you keep volume levels to a reasonable level in order to hear instructions from race officials, law enforcement and course marshals.
Do I have to register twice if I want to enter more than one race?
Participants who wish to enter both the 5 mile run and 2 mile run are required to have a separate bib number for each event and must register twice and pay for each. Another example would be a child who participates in the 3 mile walk and then runs in one of the kids events.
What if I pre-register for an event but want to switch on race day?
Participants must complete the event they registered for in order to appear in the official results. Participants wishing to switch races (from the 5 mile to the 2 mile for example) are required to stop by the information table at packet pick-up on Friday before the race at Woodworth Middle School or on race day at the registration area in the north shelter on Oven Island within Lakeside Park.
Other important course and finish line information:
Participants who are not registered are not allowed on any of the courses and may not cross the finish line. Registered participants are only allowed to cross the finish line one time. Please do not go back out onto the course to meet up with a friend and cross the finish line a second time. Bandits are not allowed. No dogs, bicycles, in-line skates, rollerblades or rickshaws are allowed on the courses or inside Lakeside Park at any time. The only exception is strollers in the 3 mile walk (must line up in the back). Participants who fail to meet these guidelines will be disqualified and face being banned from future Walleye Run/Walk events.
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