Wanakee Wilderness 5K


Mike Polhemus

Participants in the 2015 Wanakee Wilderness 5K are off and running at the start of the race.


Join us for the annual Wanakee Wilderness 5K (WW5K) cross country race & walk as it wanders through the wooded hiking trails of Wanakee!

Race Day Registration & Check-in: 7:30-9:00am

Race Start: 9:00am

The course takes you from lake level on a winding climb up 300 feet in elevation to Lookout Point, one of the Wanakee peaks. You than traverse a saddle to the second peak by The Lemon Squeeze. From there it is a dash back down the hill to the log cabin retreat and the perimeter trail back to the main camp. The last portion of the course takes you by the camp waterfront before crossing the finish line.

Proceeds of the race go directly to our facility major improvements project to update and expand our camper capacity and facilities.

After the race, stay for the annual Homecoming BBQ and/or Homecoming Weekend.

For more information, including a map of the course, safety information, and additional race day activities available for all runners, walkers, families, and friends, visit the Wanakee Wilderness 5K website.

Grade or Age

All Ages

Director / Leader 

  • Mike Polhemus
  • Rev. Philip M. Polhemus




Pre-registration: $25/person; Race Day Registration: $30/person

Registration status and information