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Mini Grand Prix

2016 Race for a Reason included a full evening of racing, entertainment and concessions for the whole family


The event concluded with a spectacular fireworks show

About Race For A Reason

Powered Up For Pediatric Mental Health

Race for a Reason is a mini Grand Prix race that supports Catalpa Health. Catalpa Health provides a full continuum of mental health, wellness and preventative services to children, teens and their families throughout the Fox Valley and Oshkosh. Catalpa Health places a focus on providing the right care at the right time, close to home.


Catalpa Health’s Race for a Reason, presented by J. J. Keller Foundation, Inc., is giving the green light to a brighter tomorrow by raising funds for pediatric mental health. This year’s event was held at Wisconsin International Raceway (WIR) on Saturday, June 11, 2016.


The first four years of Race for a Reason raised more than $650,000 to support the mission-focused programs and services at Catalpa Health. Your support of Race for a Reason creates a brighter tomorrow for our kids and families.


Race for a Reason is an exciting and unique charitable event. This annual fundraising event has the feel of a big-time race, and includes pace cars, pit crews, customized mini Grand Prix cars, and a fireworks show.


For sponsorship opportunities and more information, contact the Children’s Hospital Foundation office at 800.236.5437 or email race@chw.org.


5:00PM Gates Open

Evening included:


  • Mini grand prix style race competition between area businesses
  • Fox Valley Food Truck Rally onsite for dinner, snacks, and refreshments
  • Figure 8 Races
  • Stock cars & Corvettes on display
  • Meet mascots
  • Tire changing experience
  • Lawn mower races
  • Mackville Kids Garden Tractor Pull
  • Stunt Motorcycle Rider Bill Dixon
  • Mini truck races
  • Bounce house / Face Painting / Temp Tattoos
  • Ride alongs
  • 50/50 raffle



9:00PM Concluded with Awards Presentation & Fireworks Show


The 2016 race returned to Wisconsin International Raceway (WIR), the area’s premier racing venue, to maximize the racing experience celebrated by so many race fans in northeast Wisconsin. Local business teams competed on the quarter-mile inner track for a mini Grand Prix racing event loaded with friendly competition and other exciting activities.



$5 General Admission (13 and older)



Thank you to the 2016 Race for a Reason Sponsors!

2016 Sponsorship opportunities available, click here.

In-Kind Sponsors