The Souper Bowl 5k was a new inclusion to the Chilly Willy Series this year, and also a new race altogether. As you might imagine, it took place the morning of the Super Bowl, and encouraged runners to bring a can of soup to donate to a local shelter.
If you run the entire Chilly Willy Series, this was your second race in three weeks at Frame Park. The drill was the same, two loops of the path, and keep the river on your left. For the Souper Bowl, the race had the start/finish at the pavilion, meaning the course was a bit longer than a 5k, but who cares.
For those who don’t know, Frame Park is probably the flattest race course you’ll run. Since it only goes right along the River, there are no hills to speak of. The paths are nicely cleared and salted by the city, so traction wasn’t an issue at all.
Packet pickup was only at the venue for this race. Very quick process even with everyone doing it morning of. The entire series also offers indoor areas before the race, and this building doubles as the Parks and Rec building in Waukesha so there’s plenty of space.
The post race features both a hot chocolate bar as well as beer from local brewery Brewfinity. Results are almost instant, and runners can get them simply by scanning a QR code.
Silver Circle Sports always puts on a great event, and even a first time race like this one is no exception