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Only Fools Run at Midnight

Fools from near and far will romp through the streets and trails of Minocqua starting at 11pm for the Annual Only Fools Run at Midnight Run/Walk. Don't be a sure to finish before the clock strikes midnight! This 5k run/walk offers a pre-race spaghetti feed, a costume contest, post-race refreshments and lots of family fun.


NEW: the RACE starts at 11 pm! You may bring flashlights, headlights, glow sticks, etc.; we'll be giving out green glow necklaces. You may pick up your bib and t-shirt starting at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. Day-of registration will start at 7:00 p.m. as well.

Here's the complete schedule: 7:00 p.m. On-site Registration and T-shirt/Bib Pick-up Begins 8:00 - 10:15 p.m. Fools Fair (Sponsor Booths and Activities) 9:30 - 10:15 p.m. Fool's Fashion Show (Costume Contest) 10:00 p.m. Fools Flex (Group Warm-Up and Stretching in the Field House) 10:30 p.m. Pre-race Meeting 11:00 p.m. The Fools Run 5K Run/Walk Start The early-early hours of Sunday, April 2nd at 12:15 a.m. The Fools Feast (post-race sandwiches and refreshments in the High School Commons) 12:15/12:30 a.m. Fool's Gold Award Ceremony (trophies, medals and acknowledgments)



Volunteer groups and individuals make the Northwoods a great place to live and to visit. If you are interested in Volunteering for the Only Fools Run at Midnight, email the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce at

Examples of Fools Crew Duties are:

Poster Distribution (Early March) Course Set-Up (Saturday Evening outside) High School Set-Up (Starting at 6:00 p.m.) Registration (7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m) Greeters (7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m) Food Service (10:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.) Start Line/Finish Line (10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. out-side) Course Safety (10:30 p.m.. - 1:30 a.m. outside) Water Stop (10:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. outside) Course Clean-Up (11:30 - 2:00 a.m. outside) High School Clean-Up (11:30 - 2:30 a.m.) Farwellers - to say goodbye & thanks at exit (11:30 - 2:30 a.m.) Leftover Food Delivery to Frederick Place (2:00 a.m.)

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