Finisher Medals for all 5K Finishers

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Place
104 E. Wisconsin
Oconomowoc, WI US 53066
Description

Race Week Info

Race Day Instructions | Social Distancing Plan | Course Map

Oconomowoc held the premier of the Yellow Brick Road in 1939.  Join the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce for the Yellow Brick Road 5K benefiting the Chamber's vision of being the proactive voice and resource for business in a thriving local economy.  

Courses
The course starts downtown at the Village Green park overlooking Fowler Lake.  Runners follow the isthmus between Fowler Lake & Lac La Belle before entering a neighborhood for a quick lap before returning to the Village Green.

$35.00  IN-PERSON YELLOW BRICK ROAD 5K
What’s included:
Custom Cotton Yellow Brick Road 5K t-shirt*
Custom Yellow Brick Road 5K Finisher Medal (new design each year)
• Chip timed race with social distancing protocols
• Custom Yellow Brick Road 5K Trophy to top male and top female overall
• Team-Challenge Trophies
• Age group awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place. Male and female categories. 5-year brackets.
• Post-race refreshments: Bottled water and a variety of individually wrapped sweet or salty snacks

*Must register by Tuesday, September 22 to receive a shirt.


Want the custom collector’s medal, but not able to do an in-person event?  We’ve got you covered!


$32.50  VIRTUAL YELLOW BRICK ROAD 5K – SHIP SHIRT & MEDAL

What’s included:
Custom Cotton Yellow Brick Road 5K t-shirt*
Custom Collector Yellow Brick Road 5K Finisher Medal (New design each year)**
Shipping and handling (t-shirt and medal)

*Must register by Tuesday, September 22 to receive a shirt.

**Virtual Yellow Brick Run 5K results can be uploaded to the live leader board between September 26 – October 4. Virtual Participant’s t-shirt and finisher medal will be shipped approximately 2 weeks after results are uploaded.   

$25.00  VIRTUAL YELLOW BRICK ROAD 5K – PICK UP SHIRT & MEDAL
What’s included:
• Custom Cotton Yellow Brick Road 5K t-shirt*
Custom Collector Yellow Brick Road 5K Finisher Medal (New design each year)**

*Must register by Tuesday, September 22 to receive a shirt.  

**Virtual Yellow Brick Run 5K results can be uploaded to the live leaderboard between September 26 – October 4. Must make arrangements with the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce to pick up your shirt and medal.

Yellow Brick Road SOCIALLY DISTANCED 5K Run/Walk

The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce along with our Presenting Sponsor, Waukesha State Bank and Kids' Fun Run Sponsor, Roger's Memorial Hospital invite you to join us on Saturday, October 3 for the Yellow Brick Road 5K Run/Walk.  This will be a beautiful fall run that starts and ends at the Village Green Park overlooking Fowler Lake.  Runners follow the isthmus between Fowler Lake & Lake Lac La Belle before entering a neighborhood for a short jaunt before returning to the Village Green, where you will receive your custom collector’s finisher medal as you cross the line.  Our Refreshment Sponsors, Associated State Bank and Subway – Brown Street, will have booths near the finish line and will handout bottled water and snacks – choose from a variety of individually wrapped sweet or salty snacks (remember to social distance please).

Your safety is our priority – our very experienced race organizer, Silver Circle Sports Events, has designed and implemented safety protocols to keep racers socially distanced before, during, and after racing.  The race start will be marked with cones that are spaced 6 feet apart and waves of 10 people will start every 30 seconds.  

Please click here to review COVID-19 preventative measures and participant requirements.

Yellow Brick Road Kids Fun Run Virtual Race

Because of the set up and space needed for our COVID-19 safety protocols, we are unable to offer an in-person race for kids.  We know kids love our Fun Run and are proud to receive a medal for their accomplishments, so we are offering a virtual Kids Fun Run this year.  Just register your child, have them run between September 26 and October 4, snap a photo of them crossing a finish line (be creative with your finish line!), and email it to the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce.  Your child will be awarded a free finisher medal courtesy of our Yellow Brick Road Kids Fun Run sponsor, Rogers Behavioral Health – the medal can be picked up at the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce office or pay shipping charges and we will send it to you.  

Give us permission and we would be happy to share your child’s accomplishment on our Yellow Brick Run 5K Facebook page (we will use first names only).  Just email a completed photo release with your photo.  Click here for a copy of the release.

Registration for the Kids Fun Run virtual race is limited to 75.  If you have already registered your child for the June race which was postponed, the registration has automatically been moved to the virtual race – medals will be available for pick up at the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce located at 175 E. Wisconsin Avenue from October 5 – 9 (call ahead and let us know you are coming) or to have them shipped, please visit https://business.oconomowoc.org/events/details/yellow-brick-road-5k-shipping-for-kids-fun-run-medal-1275.  

REFER YOUR FRIENDS AND SAVE MONEY ON REGISTRATION!

For every three registrations, we will refund $10.00 of your registration fee.  Two ways to do it.

Facebook
At registration checkout, you will be given the option to share your registration on Facebook.  If 3 people register from that post, shazam we will refund $10. 

Email
On your registration receipt, there will be a registration link. Share that link and we will refund $10 for every 3 registrations.
You can find the registration link by logging into your Run Sign Up account and email the receipt to yourself.  The software will keep track of friends registering from your link and Facebook post.

Awards

Trophies and prizes to top male & female overall.  Medals are awarded to 1st-3rd male & female runners in 5 year age brackets, including a special bracket for those 10 & under.

Timing

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.

How to wear your bib.

Tshirts

All 5k runners / walkers registered by noon Wednesday May 28nd will receive a custom cotton Yellow Brick Road shirt.  After that, shirts are available while the on line supply lasts.

Teams

Want to run with your friends, co-workers or the in-laws?  No problem.  Putting together a team is easy and free.  Just find 2+ people, pick a team name and register. Those with 4+ team members will be eligible for the team award (fastest 4 runners per team).

Schedule

PLEASE BRING YOUR RECEIPT WITH YOU! 

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. 

Early Packet Pickup
Friday, October 2
4:00-5:00pm
Silver Circle Sports Events
2911 N. Dousman, Suite 3
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Race Day
7:00 packet pick-up and race day registration opens
8:00 race day registration closes
8:00 5K Race/Walk start
9:15 awards

Parking is available in the municipal lot located behind City Hall.  Downtown Oconomowoc parking map.

Social Distancing

This will be a wave start race. Waves of 10 people will start every 30 seconds. There will be 10 rows of cones with 10 cones per row, spaced 10 feet apart. You will self-assign your wave on race day by selecting the wave and standing next to a cone. The announcer will start each wave. We ask that people social distance at least 6 feet while in the park and wait until 10 minutes prior to select your wave. Your time will not start until you cross the start line. As you make your way from the wave area to the start, please continue to social distance by 10 feet.

Face Coverings

Based on our current permits, face coverings are now required at events. Here is how it will work:

Anyone in the “Arena” is required to wear a face covering. The Arena is defined as anywhere other than on the race course. This includes registration, packet pickup, parking areas, finish line, start line, restrooms, beer line, medal line, anywhere near other people. If you are within 10’ of anyone, at any time, a face covering is required.

Once you are on course, face coverings do not need to be worn, provided you are at least 10 feet from another person. At the start, you are spaced 10’ from others - we strongly encourage you to keep that distance. If you need to pass, call out “on your left” and move as far left as you can. Once you have passed a runner and you are at least 10’ in front of them, move back to the right.

We encourage runners to consider using running buffs while running near others. 

When you cross the finish line, please move outside of the arena for your cool down. Once your cool down is complete, a face covering is again required.

If we want to keep running in person events together (and we do!), it is imperative that we exceed our permit requirements. Waukesha County is one of the few places in America that is open to in person events. It is up to our running community to prove that we can hold events safely.

Silver Circle Sports Events

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

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