Join nearly a thousand costumed fools as they run through the streets and trails of Minocqua at 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Don’t be a fool — finish before the clock strikes midnight. Runners and walkers of all ages and levels are welcome to participate in the 5K Walk/Run as well as all of the pre- and post-race activities.

Blue Raven Race Productions, which has taken over organizing this event from the Minocqua Area Chamber, has partnered with high school Model UN and DECA clubs to put on the run. The clubs volunteering to help out at the event will share all sponsorship money raised.

Several fresh spins are being put on the event. This year will the event will feature lighted start and finish arches and lights along the running route. Each registered runner will play a game to determine the door prize won. Don’t forget to ask for your glowing door prize at registration.

Online registration is open and available at The cost for adults is $25 for pre-registration and $30 day of the event. If you pre-register with your family (maximum of five family members) the cost is $70 and day of registration is $80. The fee includes a long sleeved T-shirt (guaranteed for the first 500 runners) and post-race refreshments. 

Race day registration begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 in the commons at Lakeland Union High School. 

At 8:30 p.m. is the Fools Fashion Show and judging, and at 9:15 p.m. is Fools Flex group warm up.

Following the race, there will be the Fool’s Gold Awards Ceremony.