42nd Annual John Jantz Memorial 5-mile race

Race start time is 2:30 PM

Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2:30 PM (Central Standard Time)



Results will stream live online during the race. Results link.

Find a Participant

RaceJoy Live Phone Tracking and Cheer Sending


Use the RaceJoy app for advanced tracking of participants and show your support with cheer sending. Participants set up for tracking in RaceJoy and carry their phone as they complete the course. Spectators track participants’ actual location in a map view and can send audio cheers. GPS-based progress alerts are typically issued at every mile along the course. Participants need to opt-in for spectators to track them in RaceJoy. Download the RaceJoy app here.

Online Registration Only

2020 Race Registration Link

Registration for the 2021 event is currently on hold. Registration will open TBD. Please check back. 

    Online Registration closed 8:00 am Saturday January 9th (race morning). There is no on-site or late registration permitted.

     Again, there is no in-person, day of registration, all entries must be done online by 8:00am race morning!

Road Runners Club of America 5 Mile Wisconsin State Championship Race

The 2020 S-NO-W Fun Run has been selected to host the Road Runners Club of America 5 Mile Wisconsin State Championship. Winners in the categories of Male & Female Overall, Masters (over 40), Grand Masters (over 50) and Senior Masters (over 60).  This competition will be open to all runners who participate in the race.  Special awards will be presented to the winners of the aforementioned categories.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Forum Convention Center
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI  53147

Entry Fee
Online registration only:  $??.00 each, (plus online processing fee added at checkout).

     Non-runners can join the party for $??.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 2020 post race party theme is a costume party. 

Racine Area Running Club
Running club hosting the event.

5 mile out and back on country roads and around the resort.

Below is the 2020 course map. Same as prior year with start line near the finish line, which is right outside the Forum room. No more long walk to the start line after packet pickup, its right outside the door.

2020 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.

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 for the 41st 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 Hwy 50 and Hwy 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 Banquet Room at the Building 1 end of resort.

Bib pickup
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!

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! Schnapps stop at the finish line. Complementary beer & soda, burgers & brats (regular and veggie), snacks, DJ, dancing, tons ‘o door prizes, flip cup fun, 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).

Party Attire!
Just like last year, it is going to be a costume party. Be creative, there may even be prizes for best costume.

Lots of Dancing!
DJ – Big Dance Floor – Part of the post race fun.

Sausage Dance
There will be a Sausage Queen crowned.

Big Hunk Dance
The Big Hung will be crowned.

Flip Cup Tournament
Last year’s Flip Cup Tournament drew 22 teams of 6 players.  The competition, grit and determination shown by those players was a true inspiration to all who watched from the sidelines.  The tournament will be back in 2020 with awards for the winning team.

Photo Booth Green Screen
Line up for photos in front of the green screen. Photos printed and also available free online. 
2020 online photo link 

Stay at the resort!
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Book a room online or by calling the reservation phone number.

Book online today (links went live Monday, 09/09/2019)
   Grand Geneva
Friday night link
Friday and Saturday night link

   Timber Ridge
Friday night link
Friday and Saturday night link

   Call 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.
Don’t drink and drive! A block of rooms has been reserved and will remain available until December 21st with prices starting at $1??.00 per night, plus taxes and mandatory resort fees*, and if you book a two night stay you get an even better rate at $1??.00 for the two nights*!!! There are also discounted room upgrades available. After December 21st rooms may still be available, but the group discount rate may not be available. [*The taxes are 8.5% and there is an additional $25 per day mandatory resort fee covering use of the spa/fitness center, daily newspaper, in-room coffee, trolleys etc.]

Disclaimers & Stuff
The race will not be canceled or delayed due to weather. No refunds. Finish times will be recorded up to 75 minutes, a 15:00min/mile average pace. (For safety reasons, we cannot risk having our volunteers outside for longer than that – please be considerate.)

Race Results
Results will stream live online during the race.

2020 Race Results

Results will be posted at itsracetime.com

Prior Results
2020 Race Results Website with results will open in a new tab, results by itsracetime.com
2019 Race Results Website with results will open in a new tab, results by itsracetime.com
2018 Race Results You will be redirected to another website, results by 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

Finish Line Photos

2017 S-NO-W Fun Run finish line pictures


S-NO-W Fun Run 2018 – link to a video posted on youtube.com of the runners passing by at bottom of hill not long after start of race.

S-NO-W Fun Run 2017 – link to a video posted on youtube.com of race start.

S-NO-W Fun Run 2013 start – link to a video posted on youtube of race start.

2020 Winning Times
Male Winner:  Damon King, Time: 00:27:27.0 Pace 5:29 min/m
Female Winner:  Kristina Aubert, Time: 00:28:09.5 Pace 5:37 min/m

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

Its always warm in the Forum.