Bacon and Beer - Bacon5Kegs

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Bacon and Beer - Bacon5Kegs Race Description

12th annual Bacon5Kegs! 


Lake Vista Park - 4001 Lakeside Ave, Oak Creek, WI 53154 

  • 10am - 5K Run/Walk
  • 10am - 1 pm  Bacon5Kegs After Party at the beer garden 

Packet pickup  

Lake Vista Park - 4001 E Lakeside Ave, Oak Creek, WI 53154

Saturday, September 2: 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.


  • Beautiful and scenic route
  • LIVE Music
  • Complimentary Beverages (Beer & Water) until it is gone
  • Complimentary Bacon and other pork products
  • Bacon5Kegs After Party at the beer garden
  • Commemorative Race Medal
  • Commemorative T-Shirt - A soft cotton hand feel Dry Zone® moisture-wicking technology for unbeatable comfort and performance.Bacon run Oak Creek Wisconsin  

Come celebrate our 12th annual Bacon5Kegs on INTERNATIONAL BACON DAY. Saturday, September 2nd. Featuring Music, Bacon, Local Beer, and a 5K Run/Walk! There's something for everyone.

We start the morning festivities with a 5K followed by one heck of an after party. Enjoy the many tastes of bacon/pork, great music and local craft beers all for one low ticket price!

Our staff will serve you complimentary Bacon, Beer, Water, Food, etc. So after the 5K, Bring a beach chair, kick back, relax, eat, enjoy a few cold brews and music/entertainment by Josh from the Cheap Shots / From Sinatra to the 60s, 70 and 80's! at Oak Creek's  beautiful Lake Vista Park. 

The course takes place along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan with amazing views. 

Course map:

Directions to start:

The start and finish line will be at the Lake Vista Park Pavilion, This is a new location.


Parking is available throughout the  area.

Awards info: 

All participants will receive a custom finisher's medal. Top three male and female will be recognized as well as the top male and female in respective 10 year age groups.

  • 10 year age categories


REMOTE RUNNERS ® packets will be mailed  the week after the event. 

The Remote Runner® option is for those people that would like the swag, shirt, bib, and medal from the event but cannot make race day. You can run anywhere! This is a great option for: people from out of state, people out of town on the date of the event, and those that are participating in the endurance challenge and want to count this event towards their total but cannot make race day!



 RACEiprocity 5Kevents Fundraising

Introducing the 5Kevents “RACEiprocity” Community Fundraising Program 

We invite all local non-profit, fitness groups or community groups to be among the beneficiaries of our 2022 events.  Everyone is welcome, everyone can win, and everyone can build awareness for their cause. We wouldn’t have it any other way. And there is no fee to participate as a beneficiary. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE 

5Kevents Race Results

You can view results LIVE at and click on the race results tab. Remember this is a chip start, so a person's finishing order via Gun Start will not be the same as Chip Start. The race clock will represent the official Race start time but not your actual finish time. If your final time, gender, bib# or other data is incorrect on the final results, please notify the race director using our online correction form. PLEASE, Do not interrupt the timing crew during the event. 

You may submit corrections at: While results will be immediately posted online at, results will not be official for 48 Hours. This will allow us to make corrections. 

5Kevents Race Bibs

Race bibs / timing: We utilize a shoe tag system. You must wear your shoe tags and race bib in order to be timed. Those who do not wear them, or wear them improperly will be disqualified and asked to leave the course as we will not know if you are included in the race (this is for insurance purposes). Pull tabs will not be utilized to limit person to person contact. See image below for proper wearing.  Tie one on the left shoe, one on the right. No tags, no time. Race bibs must be worn and visible at all times. Wear bibs front facing.  

how to attach shoe tags

How to: Transfer, Defer, Edit Registration, Change Categories, Manage Teams, Sell Registration
  • Click on "Manage My Registration" tab at above
  • Select desired tab to change
  • All of your options will be listed in the menu.
  • Deferrals must be completed 7 days prior to event.

race registration discounts

We want to save you money: 

  • RUN FOR FREE OPTION - Refer 5 people (50% Credit), 10 people and we'll credit 100% of your registration fee!
  • SHARE AND SAVE $2.00 during registration
  • OPT OUT of the Hoodie and save $10.00
  • SIGN  UP EARLY - Save as much 25% when you sign up for multiple events 

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 Zero to 5K 

New to running? DOWNLOAD our ZERO to 5K program - Many newcomers to running become discouraged by the difficulty associated with the activity because they start too fast and push too hard. Their bodies rebel and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to run in the first place. The Zero to 5K program has been specifically designed to instill a love of running and ends with participating in your first timed 5K. 

We’re here to help you achieve your goal(s), be it your first 5K, improving your run, or simply offering a resource where you can run with a group that is designed to help each other stay motivated. You should ease into your 5K training plan gradually. In fact, the program we provide is less of a running regimen than a walking and jogging program. The idea is to transform you from a non-runner, getting you to begin running a 5K ( or 3.1 miles) and on a regular basis in just 4 weeks.  

It’s easy to get impatient, and you may feel tempted to skip ahead in the program, but hold yourself back. Don’t try to do more, even if you feel you can. If, on the other hand, you find the program too strenuous, just stretch it out. Don’t feel pressured to continue faster than you’re able. Repeat weeks if needed and move ahead only when you feel you’re ready.  


Remote Runners - virtual 5k 10k


  • Register for the race and print your bib (Click on "Manage my Registration" tab Above to view all race tools)
  • Complete a 5k, run/walk at your convenience, any time, anywhere within 7 days after the event date.
  • Submit your time (optional) to see how you placed overall and receive your finisher certificate. Click on "Manage my Registration" tab Above to view all race tools)
  • Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing on social media! #RemoteRunners #5Kevents 
  • Feel free to join the Remote Runners Group to share and celebrate with other participants. Don't forget to follow our Facebook page too!  

Refunds are not permitted for any reason including, but not limited to blizzard, tsunami, hurricane, typhoon, earthquake, tornado, derecho storm, hail, lightening, thunder, apocalypse, locust attack, oversleeping, birth, death, taxes, IRS audit, engagements, marriage, divorce, jail, war, peace, nuclear explosion, Bear's win the division (we might if they go to the Superbowl),  you signed up for the wrong event, not training enough, training too much, poor prior planning or our favorite, "I forgot". Have an “excuse” you would like to add to the list? Let us know.

While there are no refunds, you can get referrals, transfer your bib, change your shirt size, defer your registration to another event or change your distance. 



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  • Location: Oak Creek, WI 53154
  • Race Date: 2023/09/02 10:00:00 AM (Saturday)
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Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
Up and down and fun

Not a PR course but great views and fun to run. Big hill in the middle and several 180 turns make it a bit challenging. Organization is great and bacon and brew makes it worth attending!

most helpful race review Tom R. 1/1 found this review helpful.

Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-09-06 10:09:22
Up and down and fun

Not a PR course but great views and fun to run. Big hill in the middle and several 180 turns make it a bit challenging. Organization is great and bacon and brew makes it worth attending!

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Course: 1.5/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-09-04 15:41:44
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I loved the race and band and food after the race. However, the steep hill with loose gravel to run up halfway through the race was tough. I'd love it more if the course was changed.

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