State Fair Announces First Cream Puff 5K Run/Walk

New this year, the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation will host the first-ever Cream Puff 5K, a run/walk offering participants not only the first Original Cream Puffs of the year, but also a post-race beverage (choices include water, soda or Michelob Ultra) and free live music. The event will take place Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30 PM at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, according to a release from the State Fair.

All registered participants will receive one free ticket to the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair, an original Cream Puff 5K t-shirt and a finisher’s ribbon, as well as one of the first Original Cream Puffs to be made in 2016! Prior to the race, Milwaukee Airwaves will offer entertainment, and after the race participants are encouraged to stay for the post-race party as part of the Wednesday Night Live series at the Budweiser Pavilion, featuring music from The LoveMonkeys.

The 3.1 mile race will feature a course that includes the famous Milwaukee Mile Speedway and streets within State Fair Park, giving participants a fitness experience they’ll find nowhere else! The event will be both kid and stroller friendly, and offer a 1K option for those who prefer a shorter route. Water will be available at multiple locations throughout the duration of the race, and all participants will be rewarded for their hard work with an Original Cream Puff at the end of the race.

The event will be produced by Swarmm Events, and PT Timing will offer results, including timing, for registered participants. Registration is now only $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under until June 26. Adult pricing will increase beginning June 27. 

The Cream Puff 5K will begin promptly at 6:30 PM. Same-day registration and packet pickup will be available prior to start of the race from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Packets can also be picked up prior to the race at various locations. For all of the details, including a link to online registration, please visit

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