Here to Run Madtown?


One of the best races of the year takes place Memorial Day weekend, with “a great race in a capital place” beginning and ending at Madison’s Capitol Square. Runners zip through a number of iconic areas and landmarks. The mission? Highlight the beauty of Madison and all it has to offer all while supporting area non-profits.

Packet pickup takes place Friday, May 26, and Saturday is all about the Kids Race and Twilight 5K and 10K. On Sunday, the half marathon starts at 7 a.m. to guarantee the most stunning sunrise views. Really up for a challenge? Try the Conquer the Capital challenges with a number of course options at the ready, from the west side of Madison half to the east side and even the 19.3 or 45.5 challenge!

Run On

Bibs do run out, so register early if you’ll be in “Madtown” this holiday weekend. All finishers get a medal, and major awards are offered for half marathon winners in a variety of categories. Proceeds benefit a slew of Madison charities including the Badger Honor Flight, myTeam Triumph Wisconsin and more.

It’s the perfect time of year to take on Madison like never before. Only on foot can you really soak up everything the capitol has to offer, and discover some new gems and well-kept secrets of the city. Do you have what it takes to run this town?