S-NO-W FUN RUN
39th Annual John Jantz Memorial 5-mile race
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
Race registration for 2018 officially opened October 1, 2017.
2018 Race Registration is now open!
Registration closes at 8:00 AM Saturday January 6th (race morning). No on-site registration… be sure to register online by 8:00 AM!
Again, there is no in-person, day of registration, all entries must be done online by 8:00 AM race morning!
Results will stream live online during the race.
Finish Line Photos
Lighthouse Media will be at the finish line taking pictures as you finish. After the race, follow the link below to grab your pictures.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Forum Convention Center
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Online registration only: $37.00 each, (plus online processing fee added 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). Non-runners are not eligible for door prizes.
About This Event
Join us for the best party race of the season! This five-mile event, hosted by Racine Area Running Club, 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!
The 2018 post race party theme is once again a Pajama Party! If you missed out on one, or both, of the past two years you get one more chance to celebrate your race finish in your PJ’s at the post race event.
When the run is done (or before or during, if you choose) 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.
Racine Area Running Club
Running club hosting the event.
5 mile out and back on country roads and around the resort.
Below is the 2018 course map. NEW for 2018, start line is moving to near the finish line, which is right by the Forum room. No more long walk to the start line after packet pickup.
2018 course: An out and back route on resort property and town roads. Start just outside the Forum Room (start line and finish line are next to each other this year). Begin by running the paved path on lake side of lodge the full length of the buildings, take a left just past Building 7 through the parking lot and then a right on the road down the hill, at bottom of hill turn left, continue past the airport buildings and off resort property turning right onto Sheridan Springs Road. Take a slight right onto Back Road, continue until you reach the turnaround. Return the way you came, remembering when reaching the top of the hill there is about a half mile to go. At top of hill turn left through the parking lot and onto the paved path next to the lake side of the lodge where you follow it to the finish.
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 for the 39th running of the best darn race and party in the Midwest!
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 Convention Center building and parking lot. There is additional parking beyond the main entrance. Both the registration packet pickup and post-race party are at the Forum.
Bib numbers may be picked up on race day starting at 12:30 PM at the Forum room.
Awarded to the first and second place finishers for each age. Medals are awarded to the fastest male and female of EACH age (e.g., 16,17,18,19,20,21,… and up) and second place finisher in each age! Awards for the overall fastest male and female winners. And then there is the Grand, Overall, Overall, World Champion award!
A special award will be given to all preregistered runners.
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 $25.00, 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).
NO CARRY IN ALLOWED IN THE FORUM CONVENTION CENTER, PLEASE.
For 2018, back once again by popular demand, returning for a third and final year, the theme is 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 and drive! A block of rooms has been reserved with prices starting at $134.00 per night, plus taxes, and if you stay Friday & Saturday night (2 night stay) you can get even a better rate at $209.00!!! There are also discounted room upgrades available. There is also an additional per day mandatory resort fee covering use of the spa/fitness center, daily newspaper, in-room coffee, etc. Call the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa at 1-800-558-3417 for reservations, be sure to mention Racine Area Running Club \ S-NO-W Fun Run to receive the discount price. Rooms are available while they last.
Ladies, show your enthusiasm for smoked meats by participating in our annual sausage dance contest at the post-race party!
Big Hunk Dance
Don’t worry guys, we haven’t forgot about you. After the Sausage Dance, there will be a dance contest for the men to see who will be crowned the BIG HUNK. (A party favorite since 2007)
Disclaimers & Stuff
The race will not be canceled or delayed due to weather. No refunds. Finish times will be recorded up to 70 minutes, a 14:00min/mile avg pace. (For safety reasons, we cannot risk having our volunteers outside for longer than that – please be considerate.)
Results will be posted at itsracetime.com
2017 Race Results You will be redirected to another website, results by itsracetime.com
2016 Race Results You will be redirected to another website, results by itsracetime.com
2015 Race Results You will be redirected to another website, results by itsracetime.com
2014 Race Results You will be redirected to another website, results by itsracetime.com
S-NO-W Fun Run start Link to a video posted on youtube of race start to help set the mood.
2017 Winning Times
Male Winner: Will Brewster, Time: 00:26:37.8 Pace 5:19 min/m
Female Winner: Kristina Aubert, Time: 00:29:08.2 Pace 5:49 min/m
Race Director: Joel Lammers
Email Joel at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Its always warm in the Forum.