Chili Chase Run & Walk

Chili Chase Fun Run/Walk

The 4th annual Chili Chase will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in downtown Edgerton, Wisconsin. This year’s race will include both a 5K and 10K route.

What’s the Chili Chase?

The Chili Chase is a fun run and walk that serves as the official kickoff for the annual, daylong Chilimania festival in downtown Edgerton, WI. The Chili Chase is a fundraising event, with all proceeds from entry fees donated back to the community via the Chilimania Scholarship & Community Donations Fund.

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities — and their four-legged friends, who are invited to compete to become the official Chilimania 2017 Mascot — are encouraged to participate.

New for 2017, you can choose between a 5K or 10K route — registration costs are the same. Back by popular demand, the 2017 Chili Chase will again be chip-timed by Tortoise & Hare Timing Co., who also will handle the online registration process.

All competitors (especially pets) are encouraged to dress up in chili-themed costumes to add to the festive atmosphere. There are prizes for the top finishers, and all competitors ages 21+ receive Chilimania’s nearly world-famous “Bloody beers” after they cross the finish line. Plus, participate in fun games and challenges and you could win some Chili Gear!

Awards for 5K and 10K races

Age brackets for both races will be as follows:

  • 20 and under
  • 21 – 30
  • 31 – 40
  • 41 – 50
  • 51 – 60
  • 60 and over

The top three men and women winners in each age bracket in the 5K and 10K races will be awarded medals.

Results from the 2017 Chili Chase

Top male finisher: Matthew Johnson, age 32 (18 minutes, 56 seconds)
Top female finisher: Rachel Smith, age 27 (22 minutes, 37 seconds)
Best costume: “Viking Family” — Vickie Schyvinck and Chanel, Nick, Mya, and Nicole Yakich
Official Mascot: Bruiser, and his human Chris Snyder


2017 Sponsors

Carolina Reaper Level ($5,000+)

Reitz DentalBud Light

Ghost Pepper Level ($2,000 - $4,999)

2 Brothers Downtown Pub & GrillNew Composite Partners

Habanero Level ($1,000-$1,999)

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