- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K
- Road Race
The Flannel 5k is the 6th race in the Chilly Willy Winter Series (and what turned out to be the last one this year).
If you’ve run the entire series, this one takes you back to Menomonee Park (where the first series race was) which is one of the Waukesha County Parks.
Packet pickup was only at the venue on race morning. But with a roomy building, this wasn’t at all an issue. All of the races in this series have a building for before and after the race.
The course is one of my favorites of the series. It effectively makes a loop around the park, with an out at back in the first mile to get the distance. And that out and back is where the hills are in this race. But you get them out of the way, so the rest is smooth sailing. The 10k does the loop twice.
Overall it’s a simple course. You do a loop through a county park. And there are no other roads so it’s virtually impossible to get lost.
Parking can be a little tricky for this one. There is a lot right at the building and start/finish line, but it fills up fairly quick. There are other lots in the park, though, just be prepared to walk a little ways to the start.
Like all of the Chilly Willy races, the post race features a hot chocolate bar as well as beer from local brewery Brewfinity. This year also featured the addition of a post race chili cook-off which I was all about.
As with all of Silver Circle Sports races, this was incredibly organized. You can’t go wrong entering one of these