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The Randy Schopen “Give Someone A Chance” Foundation, JCF will be holding a Run/Walk Saturday, September 17th. This family friendly event will take place in conjunction with Gemuetlichkeit Days and will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. All proceeds from the event will go to The Randy Schopen Foundation grant program.

Event Information

Date: Saturday, September, 17th, 2016

Location: Gemuetlichkeit Days, Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 North Jackson Ave., Jefferson, WI

Time: 9:00 AM

Check In And On Site Registration: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM, Saturday, September 17th

Stay after the event for a full lineup of Gemuetlichkeit Days activities!

The Run

The 5K fun run will start and finish at the Jefferson County Fair Park. The run will be timed and awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers.

The Walk

The two mile walk, which starts and finishes at the Jefferson County Fair Park, will be fun for all ages.

What Is A “Zero K”?

Want to help The Randy Schopen Foundation but running or walking isn’t your thing? By registering for the Zero K option you’ll get all the cool stuff including a free beer (must be 21 or over), the event t-shirt, and all the free “swag” that is normally reserved for only the runners and walkers.  You will also get the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to make your community a better place. 

The day of the event all the Zero K participants will line up at the starting line and walk over to the beer tent for their free beer.


To register visit Eventbrite or register, on site, the day of the event.

Register Early!

If you register before Thursday, September 1st registration is only:

  • $30 per Runner

  • $20 per Walker

  • $20 per 0K Participant

On or after Thursday, September 1st registration is:

  • $35 per Runner

  • $25 per Walker

  • $25 per 0K Participant

Every registration includes a free beer (must be 21 or over), the event t-shirt, and all the free “swag.” Any registrations on or after Thursday September 1st will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.


Ample parking will be available at the Jefferson County Fair Park.

Special Thanks

A special thank you to Gemuetlichkeit Days for their support of The Pretzel Polka Run/Walk. 


Contact Damon Schopen or call 262-510-2040

Thank You To Our Sponsors 

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Additional Sponsors


County-City Credit Union

Daily Jefferson County Union

Fidelity Land Title Ltd

Kwik Trip

Schaefer Soft Water

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Sponsors are needed to help make The 2016 Pretzel Polka Run/Walk a success! This is a great opportunity for you and your business to visibly support our local community. Sponsors will be listed on select advertising, be on the event t-shirt, and more!

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