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Word on the Street 5K

When: May 1, 2021
Where: Verona, WI
Race type(s): 5K, Kids

Word on the Street offers hybrid options!

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and our desire to keep our community safe and healthy, Word on the Street 5K Run/Walk will offer both in-person and virtual event options for 2021. If restrictions on race day do not allow an in-person event, all participants registered for in-person may choose to transfer to the virtual event, defer their registration fee to 2022, or request a refund.

Kids' Run will return in 2022. Check the library website for other fun activities for children.

How will the in-person event remain safe?

  • Packet pick-up stations will be spread out to allow social distancing. Contactless pick up available on April 30.
  • Open start allows participants to choose their start time between 8 am and noon. Participants will remain in their vehicles in the library parking lot until the start area is clear.
  • Revised course eliminates busy traffic crossing. Course will be marked with route arrows. No course marshals will be present. Maps for trail run or stroller-friendly paved route will be published when finalized.
  • Separate start/finish lines reduce congestion.
  • No race timing or results will be provided.
  • Share photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using hashtag #veronawots2021 to enter prize drawing.

How does a virtual event work?

  • T-shirts and race packets can be picked up at the library beginning April 30. Contactless pick-up is available. Participants from outside the area may request t-shirt be shipped for a fee.
  • Run or walk a 5K any time on May 1, 2021.
  • Choose your route and run anywhere.
  • No race timing, water stop, refreshments, or traffic control will be provided.
  • Share photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using hashtag #veronawots2021 to enter prize drawing.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Verona Public Library Endowment Fund.


$25 on or before March 19, 2021 (plus processing fee of $2.50)
$30 March 20 – May 1, 2021 (plus processing fee of $3.00)
*T-Shirts can only be guaranteed for registrations completed on or before April 16, 2021
**Online Registration for in-person event ends at 6:00 am on 5/1/21. Race day registration available in person.
**Online Registration for virtual event ends at 5:00 pm on 5/1/21.

Save by referring friends and family!

Receive a $20 refund on your registration fee when 4 other participants register using your referral code.


Packet pick-up at Verona Public Library, 500 Silent Street
April 30, 2021, 1:00 – 6:00 pm — Safe and distanced in person pick-up. For contactless option, please call 608-845-7180.
May 1, 2021, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
To receive your t-shirt by mail, select "Ship to me" at checkout. A $5 postage fee applies.

EVENT DATE: Saturday, May 1st, 2021