5K Run/Walk

Word on the Street 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Register Now via Run Signup


Packet Pick-up at Verona Public Library
In Person Start/Finish at Verona Public Library; starting line open 8am until noon
Run or Walk Anywhere for Virtual Event


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 trail course eliminates need for traffic crossing. Course will be marked with route arrows. No course marshals will be present.

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.

$30 March 20 - May 1, 2021 (plus processing fee)

*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.


Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Levels

Sponsorship Letter of Intent

Platinum Level Sponsors

CI Pediatric Therapy Centers

Friends of the Verona Public Library

Gold Level Sponsors

Race Day Events


Silver Level Sponsors

1901 Inc.

Dane County Parks

Festival Foods

Ginkgo Biloba

Mosquito Joe

Sugar River Pizza Co.

Bronze Level Sponsors



Minerals and More: Beyond the Elements

Resurrection Lutheran Church



Verona Chiropractic

Verona Family Dental

Copper Level Sponsors

It's Time Grill & Pub

Ten Pin Alley


2021 Race Results

2019 Race Results

2018 Overall Results, Age Group Results, Team Results, & Kids' Race Results

2017 Overall Results, Age Group Results,& 2017 Race Photos

2016 Race Results & 2016 Race Photos