Cream Puff 5k

Milwaukee, WI, USA
19 Jul, 2023 (Wed)


1.5 km


5 km


About the event

Register now for the 7th Annual Cream Puff 5K, the sweetest run/walk of the year! 

Run or walk to benefit the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation and receive sweet benefits including a ticket to the 2023 State Fair, an Original Cream Puff, a cool T-Shirt and more.  This year, you can choose to run or walk as you like:  

Live option:  Join us to run or walk through the Fair Park on Wednesday, July 19. Race starts at 6:30 p.m. for 5K runners and 6:35 p.m. start for 1K walkers. Then, stay for the Wednesday Night Live after-party starting at 7 p.m!


Virtual option: You can run or walk where and when you want and receive benefits including a voucher for a 3-pack of Original Cream Puffs! This registration fee includes shipping of your packet which will be mailed post-event! 


Register 13 or more adults using the same team/group name and then all team members will receive a discount! We will also print your company, family or other special name on the back of the shirt!

  Packet Mailing for In-Person Participants: 

Skip Packet Pickup and we will mail your packet for $15!  

  Benefits for In-Person Event Participants: 
⦁    2023 Wisconsin State Fair admission ticket 
⦁    T-shirt 
⦁    Commemorative participant ribbon
⦁    Original Cream Puff 
⦁    Michelob Ultra or Dasani water

Virtual participants will receive in the mail a voucher for a 3-pack of Original Cream Puffs, ribbon, T-shirt and fair ticket.


The Cream Puff 5K benefits the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation, an independent 501c3 non-profit that is dedicated to helping the Fair to grow. We fund capital improvement projects and education and art programs around the park.  In the last 12 months, we have supported:

Central Mall -   The year brought continued improvements to Central Mall including more than $97,000 for new seating areas with ADA accessible benches. The area continues to be the central hub of the Fair where Fairgoers can relax and meet with friends. 

Central Park - Immediately following Harvest Fair 2022, construction crews began dismantling the old fountain area to create more green space in Central Park. The Foundation has pledged $100,000 to fund the installation of a custom water feature on the south end of the park that will be ready for the 2023 Fair.

Ag Education – The Foundation is funding an “Ag Discovery Day” at the park in May 2023 for more than 1,000 elementary school children. The day is designed to give students a better understanding of the agriculture industry in the state.

Thank you for supporting the Foundation! Learn more at

Races offered by this event

You have 7 weeks to prepare

Virtual 5K

Virtual race
19 Jul - 17 Aug, 2023 (Wed - Thu) - 16:30
5 km

In-Person 5K Run/Walk

19 Jul, 2023 (Wed) - 18:30
5 km
On site

In-Person 1.5K Walk

19 Jul, 2023 (Wed) - 18:45
1.5 km

Cream Puff 5k