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January 7, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm


5-mile Race – Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:30 PM (Central Standard Time)

Contact Information:
Race Director: Joel Lammers
Phone: 262-560-1047
Email Joel at: joelsandeelammers@yahoo.com

Online Registration

2017 registration opened 10/18/2016.
Registration is open – Register Online Now

Registration closes at 8:00AM Saturday January 7th (race morning).  No on-site registration… be sure to register by 8:00AM!

Entry Fee

Online registration only:  $37.00 each,  (plus an online processing fee at checkout)

Non-runners can join the party for $25.00 each by purchasing a wristband at the door (no online or advance purchase option for non-runners).


Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Forum Building
Hwy 50 East
Lake Geneva, WI

About This Event

Join us for the best party race of the season!  This five-mile event, held at the luxurious, four-diamond Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, is the perfect weekend getaway for you and your running pals!  The competition is stiff, the awards numerous, and the party rocks!

This year again will be a Pajama Party.  Break out the silk pajamas, nighties and negligees for the pre-bedtime party of the year!!  Dress the part and be the talk of the Event.


Five mile out and back on country roads and around the resort.  The race begins and ends at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, just east of the intersection of hwys. 50 & 12 on the east side of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  After the long driveway, you will see the Forum building and parking lot.  There is additional parking beyond the main entrance.  Registration packet pickup and post-race party at the Forum.

s-no-w fun run course
S-no-w Fun Run Course 2017

Race History

It all started on a balmy winter day in 1980 at the Playboy Club in beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  Over 1,000 runners showed up for our first-time event.  The late John Jantz fired the starter’s pistol, and Playboy bunnies, in uniform, gave out the trophies!  Since then the run has added many additional run and party features.  Join us on Saturday January 7th, 2017 for the 38th running of the best darn race & party in the Midwest!

Medals are awarded to the fastest male and female of EACH age (e.g., 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 on up) and second place finisher in each age!  Awards for the overall fastest male and female winners.  And then there’s the Grand, Overall, Overall, World Champion award!

Race Swag!
A special award will be given to all preregistered runners.

Door Prizes
Tons of door prizes and other party favors will be given out after the run.

Huge post-race party!
The biggest and wildest post run party of the season!  Schnaaps stop at the finish line.  Complementary beer & soda, burgers & brats (regular and veggie), snacks, DJ, dancing, tons ‘o door prizes, Sausage dance, Big Hunk dance, etc.
Non-runners may join the party for $25, but are not eligible for door prizes.
Non-runners, wristbands to join the party must be purchased at the door (no online option to purchase in advance).

Party Attire!  
This year again will be a Pajama Party.  Break out the silk pajamas, nighties and negligees for the pre-bedtime party of the year!!  Dress the part and be the talk of the Party.

Stay at the resort! 
Don’t drink & drive!  A block of rooms has been reserved with prices starting at $134.00 per night, plus taxes, or if you stay Friday & Saturday night (two nights stay) for $209.00.  There are also specials on room upgrades as well.  There is also an additional per day mandatory resort fee covering use of the spa/fitness center, daily newspaper, in-room coffee, etc.  Call 1-800-558-3417 for reservations, mention the Lakes Area Running Club \ S-NO-W Fun Run to receive the discount price.  Rooms are available while they last.

Disclaimers & Stuff
The race will not be canceled or delayed due to weather.  No refunds.  Finish times will be recorded up to 65 minutes.  (For safety reasons, we can’t risk having our volunteers outside for longer than that – please be considerate)

2016 Winning Times
Male Winner:  Ryan Giuliano, Time: 00:26:31.9 Pace: 5:18 (fifth year in a row)
Female Winner:  Nora Ferguson, Time: 00:30:49.0  Pace: 6:09

Its always warm in the Forum.


January 7, 2017
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Racine Area Running Club


Grand Geneva Resort and Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147 United States
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(800) 558-3417