Wo-Zha-Wa Run 2016

Join us on Saturday, September 17, 2016 for the 49th running of Wisconsin’s Oldest Long Distance Race. Once again we offer challenging half-marathon and four-mile courses plus a weekend of fun in Wisconsin Dells.

Both races begin at 8:00am with start and finish at Wisconsin Dells High School. Tech t-shirt to all registrants plus finisher medallion and passes to major Dells attractions to all who complete either distance.

Full details available on the downloadable 2016 ENTRY FORM.

$30.00 Early Bird registration to July 31st, $45.00 to September 14th (postmarked) or September 16th (Noon - online at Active.com).
Day of Race is $60.00


NO RISK early entry...we offer 100% refund prior to September 1st.
No refunds after 8/31.


Packet pick-up is morning of race beginning at 6:30 AM only.
NO EARLY PACKET PICK-UP.


Download your mail-in
2016 ENTRY FORM.

 

Four Mile Course Map

Half Marathon Course Map

 

 

2015 Race Report

The 48th Annual Wo-Zha-Wa run was held on September 19, 2015 at Wisconsin Dells, WI. Once again we had near perfect conditions with temps in the lower 50's at the start of the race. 255 registered for our 5th largest field ever and 240 completed the two events. 139 finished the Four Mile and 101 completed the Half Marathon.

Nick Ofstun of Madison won the Half with a time of 1:21:51 and Ashley Clark of Stevens Point posted a time of 1:34:14 which won the women's division and was 4th overall.

David Thompson led all finishers in the Four Mile with a time of 24:57. Sara Wollner led the women with a time of 29:11 and finished 8th overall. Women outnumbered men in both races. 61-40 in the Half and 85-54 in the Four Mile.

Your final results are below.

Thanks to all of you for participating. Any questions or suggestions please email me.

 

2014 Race Report

The 47th Annual Wo-Zha-Wa run was held on September 13, 2014 at Wisconsin Dells, WI. Chilly morning with temps in the high 30's but warming to the low 50's by the end of the race. 201 runners completed the two events with 131 in the Four Mile and 70 in the Half Marathon.

The Cayetano brothers swept the top two places in the half with Alejuandro of Wisconsin Dells besting Evarado with a time of 1:21:41. Elizabeth Miller of Appleton led the women with a 1:38:40 finish that was good for 9th overall.

Age was served in the Four Mile as 52 year-old Pete Skorseth of River Falls finished in 23:56 to beat 46 year-old Shawn Klysen of Oshkosh. Dells native Bridgette Ennis of LaCrosse edged out Melissa Hansen by 3 seconds to win the women's division in 28:59 which was good for 5th overall.

Your final results are below.

Thanks to all of you for participating. Any questions or suggestions please email me.

 

2013 Race Report

The 46th Annual Wo-Zha-Wa run was held on September 14, 2013 at Wisconsin Dells, WI. Wow, what a perfect day for running. Temperatures in the mid 40's to start and warming to the mid 60's by the end of the race. We had 300 register and missed tying the record set in 1989 by one. 268 runners completed the two events with 121 in the Four Mile and 147 in the Half Marathon.


Your final results are available below.


Thanks to all of you for participating. Any questions or suggestions please email me.

 

2012 Race Report

The 45th Annual Wo-Zha-Wa run was held on September 15, 2012 at Wisconsin Dells, WI. Another perfect day for running with cool temperatures in the lower 50's to start and warming to the mid 60's by the end of the race. 229 runners completed the two events with 135 in the Four Mile and 94 in the Half Marathon.

This year's biggest news was the continued emergence of our female participants. Both races were almost evenly split between male and female but for the first time in our 45 year history we had a woman as an overall race winner as Theresa Stanley of Reedsburg won the 4 mile with a time of 25:07. She bested defending champion Shawn Klysen of Oshkosh by 2 seconds with Beth Medinger of Madison taking the third position overall. Outstanding!!!

David Gramer of Wausau won the Half in 1:20 followed by Everardo and Alejandro Cayetano in 2nd & 3rd. Dells native Bridgette Ennis of LaCrosse edged out Katie Tunder and Jodie Arnold as they finished within 9 seconds of each other in 10th, 11th & 12th position overall.

Your final results are below.

Thanks to all of you for participating. Any questions or suggestions please email me.

 

2011 Race Report

The 44th Annual Wo-Zha-Wa run was held on September 17, 2011 at Wisconsin Dells, WI. The day was perfect for running with cool temperatures in the upper 40's to start and warming to the mid 60's by the end of the race. 238 runners completed the two events with 142 in the Four Mile and 96 in the Half Marathon.

This year all finishers received medallions in addition to passes to major Dells attractions plus all entrants received a commemorative sports towel in addition to the race t-shirt. We also added 5 year age divisions in the 70's and an 80+ age division to recognize our senior runners. Worthy of note, female runners outnumbered the men in both races. My how things have changed over the past 44 years!

Your final results are below.

Thanks to all of you for participating. Any questions or suggestions please email me.

 

2010 Race Report

The 43rd Annual Wo-Zha-Wa run was held on September 18, 2010 at Wisconsin Dells, WI. The day was overcast and cool with temperatures in the upper 40's to mid 50's by the end of the race. 200 runners completed the two events with 133 in the Four Mile and 67 in the Half Marathon. Twin brothers, Keith and Kenneth Mulhollon of Lake Geneva, WI dominated the day by winning both events. Keith ran a near record 20:34 in the Four and Kenneth took the Half in 1:19:41.

 

2009 Race Report

The 42nd Annual Wo-Zha-Wa run was held on September 19, 2009 at Wisconsin Dells, WI. Starting temperatures were in the upper 50s, sunny and calm. By the end of the half-marathon temps had reached near 70 degrees. 192 runners completed the two events with 123 in the Four Mile and 69 in the Half Marathon.

 

James L. Schneider, Race Director & Historian

james@bluechiptraining.com