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Menominee Park

Menominee Park
(920) 236-5080
Merritt Avenue and Hazel Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901 United States

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April 30

Run Away To The Bay

Come join us in 2016 Starting in Oshkosh and ending in Green Bay, this 55-mile relay event offers a day filled with friends, fun, and good running.

Run Away to the Bay is a 11-leg relay.  Teams provide their own support vehicle and can divide the race legs however they want as long as the entire distance is covered by the team.  Teams are expected to exchange runners at each of the 10 designated exchange zones on the course.

Starting on the shores of Lake Winnebago in Menomonee Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, teams will start in waves beginning at 7 a.m. Start times will be determined by anticipated team pace. After the start, runners will then head north along the lake towards the Fox Cities before crossing the countryside of Calumet County and finally entering the Fox River Trail just north of Forest Junction. Runners will stay on the trail until reaching the waterfront finish line on The City Deck, in Downtown Green Bay.

Ross McDowell, owner of Run Away Shoes, is the event’s founder.  He states, “We were inspired to begin this event in the Fox Valley after several years of sporting our own team at the Fall 50 relay in Door County, Wisconsin. There was nothing like it locally in the spring and we felt it would be a good way to get runners excited again after the winter.”

At our inaugural event in 2012, we welcomed over 380 participants and volunteers to our race and response from participants over the years has been overwhelmingly positive. This adventurous team endeavor has been an exciting change for average and competitive runners alike in Eastern Wisconsin.

This is sure to become the staple spring event in the runners’ race schedule. We invite you to join us in our FIFTH year of Run Away To The Bay!


Leg 1: START Menomonee Park to Winnebago Co. Park – 4.9 miles
Leg 2: Winnebago Co. Park to Vinland Still & Grill- 4.6 miles
Leg 3: Vinland Still & Grill (Cyt Rd A) to Smith Park- 6.5 miles
Leg 4: Smith Park in Neenah to Barker Farms Park- 4.0 miles
Leg 5: Barker Farms Park in Menasha to Darboy Park – 3.3 miles
Leg 6: Darboy Park to Dundas – 6.8 miles
Leg 7: Dundas to Hill Road – 7.2 miles
Leg 8: Hill Road to LedgeStone Vinyards- 4.6 miles
Leg 9: LedgeStone Vinyards to Rockland Road- 5.7 miles
Leg 10: Rockland to FRT Boat Landing (Zesty’s) – 3.4 miles
Leg 11: FRT Boat Landing (Zesty’s) to FINISH @ City Deck – 4.6 miles

55.6 – FINISH LINE – The City DeckRun-Away-To-The-Bay-water station Run_Away_to_the_Bay

Don’t Miss the Post-race party at Hagemeister Park from 2pm-7pm!



Date: April 30 @ 7:00 am

May 7


Live birds of prey presentations; The “Big Sit“, a tailgate party for birders; Bird Walks with knowledgeable birders; Bird Banding; Children’s Activities; Informative Exhibits; Native Plant Sale; Concessions.

You’ll find us at Shelter #1 in Menominee Park from 6am-2pm. Rain or Shine. Great for the whole family.

Then join us in the evening at Downtown Oshkosh Gallery Walk from 6pm-9pm at the Masonic Center for a Student Bird Art Exhibit, live birds of prey, informative exhibits, plus photography and art displays throughout downtown Oshkosh.


Date: May 7 @ 6:00 am
Cost: Free