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5Alarm Dash
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5 K
Swan Park
Waupaca, Wisconsin

  The 5Alarm Dash is a 5K Run/Walk that starts on the road but finishes on the beautiful trails of Swan Park in Waupaca, WI. Sponsored by Farmers State Bank, O'so Brewery, and WDUX with the proceeds from the event benefiting the Waupaca Fire Department. The gates will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on September 6th with the race starting at 10:00 a.m. Tech shirts will be guarenteed to those signing up before August 31st. Each participant who is 21 years of age or older will receive one FREE Oíso Brewery Beer at the finish line. Other drinks will be available for those runners under the age of 21. Awards for age classes will be handed out after the race. Walkers are welcome but please leave your furry friends at home. The annual Waupaca Firemanís raffle will also be drawn that day at 11:30 p.m. with tickets available now from any Waupaca Area Fireman. $25 day of registration ends at 9:30 a.m.

Event Start Location
Swan Park
909 Brainards Drive
Waupaca, WI 54981

Course Description
3/4 of the race will be on roads and 1/4 will be on wood chipped trails through Swan Park

Awards will be handed out for both female and male participants in the following catagories:

Packet Pickup / Expo
T-shirts and Timing Chips can be picked up the day of the race starting at 8:00 a.m.

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Post Race Activities
O'so Brewery Beer, food and non-alcholic drinks will be available after the race!

Parking will be available in the parking lots at Swan Park.
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