CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Oz Run is a unique, fun and challenging 5K Run/Walk and Half Marathon. Organizer Tess Morgan joined Tyler Mickelson to talk about the event. She says they offer an experience like no other that people of all fitness levels will enjoy!
Fans of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" will enjoy the Oz inspired decorations and beautiful scenery in Irvine Park. Emerald City awaits triumphant finishers; they'll celebrate with music, food and drink. Munchkin Land for the kids has a petting zoo, face painting, and games. Awards will be given for the fastest runners and winners of the Oz themed costume contest!
Even experienced runners will find the 5K and Half Marathon routes are a challenging adventure. All registered participants get a race shirt at packet pick-up and a medal when they cross the finish line. Their races are chip-timed for accurate results. Here's a question and answer from the interview!
Who will the Oz Run benefit?
We're super excited to announce that the Oz Run 2017 beneficiary is Southview Elementary School's Barrier Free Playground!! This amazing project will make it possible for kids of all skills and abilities to play TOGETHER. No more uneven mulch to try and maneauver over, a poured rubber surface will make it easy to access equipment which will be wider and include ramps so friends and family can play together side-by-side, HOW COOL IS THAT?!! (more info on the project below) Tell your friends and mark your calendars for May 27, 2017 and join us as we work to raise money for this exciting project and Irvine Park. Registration will open Jan. 1st!
What does the registration include?
Registration for the 5K and half marathon includes: entry to the race, race bib with chip timer, race shirt, medal at the finish line, swag bag with beverage ticket, and a few goodies from our sponsors.
Packet Pick-Up: Can someone pick up a packet for another?
Yes! Each runner has a specific bib number assigned to them, so be sure you wear the right bib. Names are printed on the back of the bib.
Packet Pick-Up for Out-of-Towners:
Race Day packet pick-up is available for runners coming from out of town. Packets will be at the Information/Lost & Found table.
Can I cancel and get a refund or defer my registration?
Oz Run has a no refund policy - please note we do not issue refunds or deferrals.
Can I switch races?
Yes! You have until May 14, 2016 to make changes to your registration. That can be done through imATHLETE.
Is there a time limit on the half marathon?
Our timed course limit is 3 ½ hours. Runners taking longer can still finish the race but may not receive an official race time