5K Run / Walk


The Winterfest¬† Run & Walk is quickly becoming one of the area’s most popular running events. Along with the popular Winterfest 5k, we offer the 10k chip timed course!

This year, the run is being held on Saturday, November 18th.¬† Registration starts at 7 am at the old City Hall Train Station in Anderson. The race starts at 8 am for everyone – walkers and runners. Entry fees are $20 for 5k entries received before the day of the race, $25 if you pay the day of the race. For 10k runners or walkers, it’s $30 pre race & $35 the day of the race.

The Winterfest 5k Run & Walk is more than just a race. Money raised from the event goes to the Anderson Betterment Club’s Playground Project. It’s an effort to buy and maintain new playground equipment for all of Anderson’s city parks!

Runners and walkers from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and other states come to Anderson to compete on the USATF certified 5k course. It winds through the historic streets of Anderson before taking a short jog outside of town, then back to the Start/Finish line.

For 2018, the first 50 entrants get a free t-shirt and goodie bag. Overall winners and age category winners get a customized Winterfest Christmas ornament instead of a medal. So hang your winnings on your Christmas tree, not around your neck!

Also returning for 2018 is the much coveted “Silver Shoe” award, given to the participant who signs up and brings the most participants to the Run/Walk.

You can register online by clicking HERE. This will take you to the online registration form.

You can also register with a paper app by clicking here for an entry form for the Winterfest 5K Run/Walk event scheduled for November 17, 2018. Be an early bird and print the form and return the bottom section with your registration fee to the address listed on the form. Or you can bring it the day of the race. Registration starts at 7 am at the old City Hall Train Station in Anderson. The race starts at 8. We hope to see you there! Winterfest 5K Entry Form 2018

5k Certified Course Map

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