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Ready. Set. Go ...
At your own pace, on your own path. 

Welcome to the De Pere Park, Recreation & Forestry Department's first-ever Virtual 5K Run! We know it is not easy to walk/run a 5K, especially during these COVID-19 times, which is why we have included extra training time and prizes to get you motivated! Starting February 1st we will be offering support and information for you to use while training these next 4 months. The $25 cost includes multiple opportunities for prizes and a t-shirt.

While you do not have to complete the training calendars, track your miles or watch the videos, it is highly encouraged to get the full experience and to have a better chance at winning prizes! All of the specifics have been outlined on this webpage, which will be available for you to reference at any time. If you have any further questions, call 920-339-4097 or email the Community Center at

Important Documents, Info & Sign-Up 

Training Calendars

Our goal is to help you stay motivated and reach your goal. One way we plan to do this is through the fitness calendars attached below. Every day track what you did on the calendar, whether you ran, cross-trained or took a rest day! Other things to track could be your water intake, how many miles you walked/ran, or how many steps you took. This calendar is yours to have fun with! At the end of each month, send us the saved calendar to the Community Center email by the designated due date and we will enter your name into that months drawing. One of our donations highlighted below could be yours!

Top Mile Winner

Track the amount of miles you walked/ran while training the next 4 months for the chance to win one of the prize donations listed below! When you submit your 5K time during race weekend, there will be a section to include your total miles. The participant with the most miles will be awarded!


We will receive the shirts 1-2 weeks before race weekend. Once we have them ready, we will email you to come pick them up from the Community Center. Wear your shirt on race day, take a picture and tag us on Facebook!

Motivational Videos

(Coming Soon)


We have received donations from multiple businesses in De Pere and Green Bay for you to win! So far, our prizes will be provided by:

  • Green Bay Packers
  • The Abbey
  • Heartland Pizza
  • Erbert & Gerbert’s
  • Gallagher’s

Race Weekend

All of this training will be tested May 21-23, 2021. During these 3 days, wear your t-shirt, walk or run your 5K and record your time! The race must be completed within this weekend and the deadline to send in times is May 23rd at 10:00 pm. The week before the race we will send an informational email to all participants with last minute information and a link to the survey where you can record your time and total training miles.  

Explore De Pere as you train! 

  • Throughout the City of De Pere there are over 400 acres of land. These parks feature playgrounds, conservancy, trails, disc golf and more! Whether you are exercising alone or with your family, these parks are a perfect place to visit. Learn more about our parks here: Parks / De Pere, Wisconsin
  • Exercising with your furry friend? We’ve got you covered! Our dog park is a perfect place for your dog to socialize, play, explore and spend time with you. This beautiful facility is located at 1400 Biotech Way. Learn more about our Dog Park here: Dog Park / De Pere, Wisconsin
  • The Riverwalk is located at the center of Downtown De Pere, along the east side of the Fox River. Its beautiful views are a perfect resting point for your workout! The Riverwalk provides easy access to downtown and Fox River Trail. Learn more about our Riverwalk here: The Riverwalk Experience / De Pere, Wisconsin
  • Downtown is the perfect place to shop, eat, and explore the local treasures of De Pere. Take a walk downtown to get your steps in while taking in everything it has to offer! Learn more about downtown De Pere here: Home - Definitely De Pere
  • Use the four trails that run through the City of De Pere! The East River Trail, Fox River Trail, Voyageur Park Trail, and The Preserve total 7.6 miles and are for your health and year-round enjoyment. Learn more about our trails here: Trails / De Pere, Wisconsin.

Have questions?

We're excited to have you join this fun event. If you have any further questions, call 920-339-4097 or email the Community Center at