Headbanger Half

Fri June 10 - Sat June 11 Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 US Directions

Headbanger Half

06/11 8:00AM CDT


06/11 8:00AM CDT


06/11 8:00AM CDT


06/11 8:00AM CDT

Little Bangers

06/11 7:45AM CDT
Headbangers Half!
Race Day Instructions
W220 N7884 Town Line Rd
Menomonee Park / Bugline Trail
Menomonee Falls, WI US 53051

Relive the glory days of head banging music at the Headbanger Half + we have a distance for everyone 5K, 10K & 1/2 marathon. Not up to running, but want to celebrate head banging from the past? We have a 2 mile walk for you. We even have a Little Banger 1K run that is free!


It doesn't get much flatter than the Bugline Trail (paved). The course is treelined with quarry views.

Walk | 5K map | 10K map | half map | park map

On the half course there are train tracks at mile 3.75. Do not race the train! It is much faster and bigger than you. We will have timing mats on both sides of the tracks so your time will be accurate. Think of it as taking a break from the mosh pit without punishment when you get back in it.


The shirts are cotton unisex just like all those head banging concerts you attended! Those registered before Monday, May 30 are guaranteed a custom race 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. 

Everything you ever wanted to know about shirts can be found right here!

Awards & Finisher Medals

All head bangers get a custom finisher's "medal." The medals are made from cassette tapes with a custom lanyard.

Overall Male & Female will receive custom vinyl record awards. Top 3 male & female finishers in 5 year age groups will receive a custom medal.  

Beer Here!

All finishers will receive one Sprecher beer or Sprecher soda at the finish. Please bring your bib to the beverage tent.

Aid Stations

There will be multiple aid stations on course with water, energy gel and Gatorade.

Aid stations may be self serve. 

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.

Friday, June 10
Hot House Tavern
N88W16631 Appleton Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Saturday, June 11
7:00am Packet pickup
7:45am Little bangers start
8:00am Start
Noon Course closes

Volunteers Needed

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 by clicking on the volunteer link in the menu above. For more information on volunteering click here.



This race is chip timed by Silver Circle with a chip start. Your time will start when you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line. 

How to wear your bib.

Changing Distances, Deferrals & Bib Transfers

You can change distances, defer your race, transfer you bib and change your shirt size.

  • Go to runsignup.com
  • Select Profile
  • Scroll to the race
  • Select Manage Registration
  • All your options will be in the menu on top of the screen

Parking is available at the park, though parking at the start/finish line is very limited. You will likely need to park at another lot and walk to the start/finish area (see Park Map). There is no parking along the roads within the park.  

Do NOT park in the beach parking lot. You will get a ticket!

here is a $6.00 county park day pass or an annual pass required. Both the annual pass and daily pass must be purchased online BEFORE the event.  There is NO in person payment available.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

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 Headbanger Half.

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
Race Contact Info

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

Corporate Team / Wellness

Are you a wellness director looking for an event for your company? We can help with simple processing for your staff. One payment will cover all of your entries. Want more information, just click that questions button below and we will get it started.


Insurance is available though Allianz Global Assistance.

If you have purchased event registration insurance for an event and have a question or claim please contact Allianz Global Assistance as follows: To manage your policy or file a claim, please visit: www.eventregistrationprotection.com. If you have questions regarding your insurance, please contact Allianz Global Assistance at 1-888-497-6987.


If you are a band interested in performing along the course, shoot us an email and let us know!


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