The Vets Day 5K & 10K is part of the Wisconsin Chilly Willy Run Series. Join Silver Circle Sports Events for a 5K & 10K while helping to build mortgage free homes for Wisconsin Veterans with Operation Finally Home.

Please review our social distancing plan.

Race Week Info

Race Day Instructions | Park Map | Course Map

What Does a Vet's Day Race Look Like?
651 WI-83
Naga-Waukee Park, Area 5
Hartland, WI US 53029

The Vets Day 5K /10K is returning to Naga-Waukee Park!  The 5K course is one lap and the 10K course is two laps. 

5K / 10K course map | park map.

We will continue with our social distancing plan until further notice. Winter complicates things because this is Wisconsin and it’s cold! 

For the winter races, we will have packet pickup at our office prior to the event day. We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day or have someone pick it up for you. On race day, packet pickup will be available, but it will be outside. We will not have any buildings open to the public, unless the current restrictions are lifted. 

Race Format

The 10’ socially distanced staggered start will continue. We will extend the start times to allow people to stay warm in their cars as long as possible. We recommend you select a start cone a few minutes before the race is scheduled to start. If you would rather stay in your car until the race has started and then head to the start line, that is perfectly acceptable, too. We ask that you maintain the 10’ social distancing as outlined in our plan. The start line will stay open for 15 minutes past the scheduled start time.

We are hopeful that we will be able to reduce the distancing requirements as we get closer to a vaccine. However, it would not be wise at this point to jam 250 people in a small building. We don’t particularly like this process either, but it is what we have to do to keep everyone safe and to keep permits so we don’t have to go back to virtual races.


Everyone who is registered by noon Wednesday September 28th will be guaranteed a custom Vets Day 5K 7 10K shirt.  After that, shirts will be available while online supplies last. Any extra shirts will be distributed after the race on a first come, first served basis. About tshirts.

schedule and packet pickup


You do not need to print it. We will need to scan the QR code on the receipt, though, so please have your email accessible on your mobile device or save a picture of your receipt with the QR code to your device’s image library. We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet early. 


Friday, November 6th
Silver Circle Sports Events
2911 N. Dousman, Suite 3
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Saturday, November 7th
8:00am Packet Pickup
9:00am Race Starts

Run for FREE + help build mortgage free houses for our Veterans

How, you ask?
Donate $50 and we will refund your Vets Day 5K/10K entry fee 
+ a match of $50 will be made to Operation Finally Home!

Donate $100 and we will refund your Vets Day 5K/10K entry fee 
+ a match of $100 will be made to Operation Finally Home!
Oh wait, there is more:
+ you get a free entry into the Operation Finally Home 5K on May 23, 2020.

At registration checkout, you will be given the option to share to Facebook that you've registered for a super fun event with SCSE! For every 3 people you get to register for the same event using your unique link, you'll get $10 back from your registration.

On your emailed registration receipt, there will be a registration link that you can forward to your friends to let them know they should join you on your next adventure! For every 3 friends you get to register for the event using your unique email link, you'll get $10 back on your registration!


Top 3 male & female finishers in 5 year age groups will receive a custom medal. There will not be an awards ceremony. You can pick up your age group medal at the packet pickup table. Results will be posted online. Click on the results tab above.

Aid Station

Because we cannot guarantee a touch-free aid station, there are no aid stations on the course or at the finish line. You should bring your own water.

There will be an on-course bag drop area for you to leave your nutrition and hydration items.  It is located adjacent to the start/finish line on the road. Please place your bag in the designated bag drop area before the race and space it 10’ from other bags. Both sides of the road can be used. This is a self-placement and self-serve bag drop. We will not be transporting bags on course. Don’t worry, there is plenty of time and space for you to self-place your bag. Besides, do you really want some yahoo touching your water bottle?


We need volunteers for everything from aid station support to course marshals. If you or your group have an interest in volunteering, we would greatly appreciate the assistance. All volunteers can run a future race at no charge.

Register to volunteer HERE. If you have questions about registration or have a group to volunteer, contact us.


The race is chip timed by Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC with a chip start. Your time will start when you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line.Image

How to wear your bib.


Parking is not available at the start/finish line. Parking is available at other lots nearby (park map). There is a $5.00 county park day pass or an annual pass required.

Race Insurance

Insurance is available for almost all of our events. The insurance is offered through a third party. Here is the fine print:

Registration protection options allow your race participants to get reimbursed up to 100% if they cannot attend the event for a number of reasons, including covered injury, illness, traffic accidents, and more. Registration Protector with Required to Work has the added benefit of protection in the instance that a race participant is required to work for a covered reason.

Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. Insurance benefits are underwritten by Jefferson Insurance Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of these plans.

Registration Protection - The insurance premium is 6.75% of the registration cost (including processing fee), with a minimum insurance premium of $7.99 per registrant.

Insurance claims can be filed at

Weather / Refund Policy

Refunds are not permitted for any reason.

The event will be held unless severe weather occurs. In the event of severe weather, the race director may delay or cancel the event. If the event is canceled, there will be no refunds. Silver Circle Sports Events has a NO REFUND policy, but we have lots of other options including insurance, deferrals, and bib transfers.

Silver Circle Sports Events

This event is a Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC owned, produced, timed & managed event. Need help with an event?  Contact us HERE.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Vets Day 5K & 10K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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