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Cheesehead Run About Race


Come participate in Wisconsin’s “CHEEZIEST” half marathon, two-person half-marathon relay, or 5K on Saturday, August 19, 2017. This boutique-style race delivers all the benefits of a big city race with small-town charm.

Cheesehead Run Awards


For each race, cheezy awards will be given on race day to the overall first place male and female finishers and awards to the top three male and female in each age division (excluding overall winners). The top three male and female finishers in the Half Marathon will receive cash awards ($350, 200 & 100) and first place Masters male and female in the Half Marathon ($100), and also to the top male and female in the 5K ($100).

Cheesehead Run Start & Finish Locations


Start and finish are on Main Street in Hilbert, Wisconsin. The half marathon and relay start promptly at 7:15 AM. The 5K begins at 7:45 AM.

Cheesehead Race Info Course


The course traces the countryside of Wisconsin’s Calumet County from Hilbert to Forest Junction, utilizing the Fox River Trail on the return of the half marathon. The Half Marathon and 5K courses are USATF-certified. The start and finish are on Main Street in Hilbert.

2017 Course Map

Cheesehead Run Eligibility


The cutoff is 4 hours. For safety, no pets, dogs, bikes, strollers, or skates are permitted in the half-marathon event.  Strollers are allowed in the 5K only.  Please be respectful of the runners around you by starting toward the back.

Cheesehead Run Race Entry Fees


Register online until August 14 at 11:59pm. Register on-site Friday, August 18 from 4:00-7:00pm and Saturday, August 19 from 6:00-7:15am The Half Marathon and Relay events will be capped at 700 total participants.



REGISTRATION FEES Jan 1 – May 31 Jun 1 – Aug 6 Aug 7 – Aug 19
5K (age 0-12) $15 $15 $20
5K (age 13+) $25 $25 $30
Half Marathon $55 $60 $70
2-Person Relay $70 $75 $80


2015 T-Shirt Style/Sizes
(2016 Coming Soon)


– Cool Collectible T-shirt
– Awesome Goodie Bags to First 1,000 People
– Sweet Medals to Half Marathon Finishers
– Unique Awards for Age Groups
– Cash Prizes (See Awards/Cash Prizes Above)
– Gourmet Finish Line Feast with Wisconsin Craft Beers
– All Runners/Walkers Wearing a Cheesehead or Cheesy Theme Gear May Enter a Drawing For 2 FREE Packer Tickets! (Must be present to win)

Cheesehead Run Medals

Cheesehead Run Mugs

Cheesehead Run Goodie Bags

Cheesehead Run Packet Pickup Info


Packets must be picked up at the Village Hearthstone Restaurant tent, 326 Main St. Hilbert, WI. Packet pick-up times are Friday August 18th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Saturday August 19th from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM. Race packets may be picked up by a third party if a copy of the entrants ID is presented.

Cheesehead Run Chip Timing Info


The 5K, Half Marathon, and Relay events are scored using chip timing. Overall winners are based on gun time; age group and official results are based on chip time.

Cheesehead Run Water Stations


The Half Marathon includes seven aid stations with Gatorade and water. The 5K course has one water station runners can use on the way out and back.

Cheesehead Run Gourmet Finish Line Feast


The Village Hearthstone Restaurant will provide a gourmet feast that includes house-made maple nut granola, steel-cut oatmeal, fresh toppings, seasonal salad, meats, cheeses and more.  It’s an amazing buffet that of course includes Wisconsin Craft Beers for those 21 and older.  Each Half Marathon, Relay and 5K participant will receive a feast ticket.  If you are a spectator you may purchase a feast ticket for $10.00 (cash only) in the general feast line by the tent.

Cheesehead Run Age Divisions


5K – Men and Women: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+

Half Marathon – Men and Women: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+

Half Marathon Relay – Awards will be given to the first place male/male, female/female, and male/female teams.

NOTE: Awards will not be mailed.

Cheesehead Race Week Schedule


Monday August 14th – Online registration ends at 11:59 PM

Friday August 18th – Pre-register packet pickup and on-site sign-up from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Village Hearthstone Restaurant 326 W. Main Street, Hilbert, Wisconsin. Stop into Village Hearthstone for some pasta to carb load before the race! Reservations accepted:  920-853-3013

Saturday August 19th – All events start and finish on Main Street in Hilbert.

Half Marathon & 2 Person Relay Schedule:

6:00 AM – 6:45 AM: On-site registration
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM: Pre-registration packet pick up.
7:00 AM: 2nd Person Relay bus leaves Hilbert for Forest Junction.
7:15 AM: Half Marathon and Relay start.

5K Schedule:

6:00 AM – 7:15 AM: On-site registration
6:00 AM – 7:30 AM: Pre-registration packet pick up.
7:45 AM: 5K start.