Celebrate the 100th birthday of Original Cream Puffs at the 8th Annual Cream Puff 5K, the sweetest run/walk of the year!
Run or walk to benefit the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation and receive sweet benefits including a ticket to the 2024 State Fair, an Original Cream Puff, a cool T-Shirt and more. This year, you can choose to run or walk as you like:
Live option: Join us to run or walk through the Fair Park on Wednesday, June 26. Race starts at 6:30 p.m. for 5K runners and 6:35 p.m. start for 1K walkers. Then, stay for the Wednesday Night Live after-party starting at 7 p.m!
Virtual option: You can run or walk where and when you want and receive benefits including a voucher for a 3-pack of Original Cream Puffs! This registration fee includes shipping of your packet which will be mailed post-event!
Baker's Dozen Special
Register 13 or more adults using the same team/group name and then all team members will receive a discount! We will also print your company, family or other special name on the back of the shirt!
Benefits for In-Person Event Participants
⦁ 2024 Wisconsin State Fair admission ticket
⦁ Commemorative participant ribbon
⦁ Original Cream Puff
⦁ Michelob Ultra or Dasani water
Virtual participants will receive in the mail a voucher for a 3-pack of Original Cream Puffs, ribbon, T-shirt and fair ticket.
Packet Mailing for In-Person Participants
Skip packet pickup and we will mail your packet for $15.
About the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation
The Cream Puff 5K benefits the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation, an independent 501c3 non-profit that is dedicated to helping the Fair to grow. We fund capital improvement projects and education and art programs around the park. Thanks to donors like you, we are able to fund:
Central Park - In 2023, Central Park got a "makeover" with a new fountain and seating area. The fountain, named "1851 Steel and Stone," pays tribute to the history of the Fair, and a historical marker commemorates a visit by President Abraham Lincoln.
Ag Education – The Foundation funds “Ag Discovery Day” at the fair park every spring. The day is designed to give students a better understanding of the agriculture industry in the state.
Art Programs - The Foundation supports visual arts programs including Plein Air at the Fair for Wisconsin artists and performing arts groups such as the Kids from Wisconsin.
Thank you for supporting the Foundation! Learn more at www.wsfpfoundation.org.
Race Contact Info
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Shirt to be unveiled soon!
Free Parking for participants is available in the lots North of the US Cellular Main Gate, just east of the Pettit Center along W. Adler St.
Show your Wisconsin spirit in our Cream Puff 5K Costume Contest! We hope to see your best waitresses, cows, farmers and other creative ideas that inspired by the Wisconsin State Fair and State of Wisconsin.
Your costume must be tasteful and appropriate for G (“general”) audiences, and – ideally – home made. We love creativity! We reserve the right to disqualify inappropriate costumes.
Entrants should arrive at the Start Line Costume Area Tent between 5:30- 6 p.m. with your bib number on your costume.
Our judges will pre-screen contestants in each category. (You must be registered for the run with a bib to participate.)
Winners will be announced just before the start of the run at the Start Line.
1. Individual Costume
2. Group Costume - 2 or more registered participants
Prizes will include: a coveted trophy for each category, a take home pack of Cream Puffs AND a State Fair fun pack with LOTS of freebees to make your visit to the State Fair the best ever!