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Weave your way through beautiful downtown Madison and experience the UW Campus at its’ best. Whether you are local, a returning alumni or experiencing Madison for the first time this scenic 13.1 mile journey will showcase some of the best Madison has to offer with the 14th rated half marathon according to the most recent Runner's World ranking.  Along the way you will have the support of 10 cheer aid stations offering both support and entertainment.  Whether you are participating in the Mini or the 5K you will be greeted by amazing volunteers at the finish line who will adorn you with your well deserved medal and post race snacks.  No finish is complete without an amazing post race party on the lake complete with live music and a complimentary beer from Wisconsin Brewing Company (for those 21+).  

Madison Mini Event Highlights

Race Highlights:

  • Ranked 14th best half marathon by Runner's World in their latest rankings
  • Finishers Medal for All Participants (Half Marathon medal doubles as a bottle opener)
  • Tech Shirt for Half Marathon Finishers (Men's and Women's sizing) / T-shirt for 5k and Kids' Run Participants
  • One FREE Beer for Registered Participants 21+ from Wisconsin Brewing Company in a commemorative stadium cup
  • Personalized bibs so everyone along the way can cheer you by name
  • Top-rated 14th Mile Post-race Party on Union Terrace!
  • Great Swag from BMO Harris Bank
  • Bucky Badger popcorn at the finish line!
  • BMO Harris Bank Water Station Cheer Challenge

The Mini route features these great landmarks!

  • Memorial Union
  • Capitol Square
  • Farmer’s Market
  • State Street
  • Kohl Center
  • Union South
  • Camp Randall
  • Henry Vilas Zoo
  • Arboretum
  • Lakeshore Path
  • UW Campus
  • Bascom Hill
  • Union Terrace

New for 2016

Looking for a discount on registration? Registrants now have an opportunity to obtain a rebate through the Race Roster referral program:   

Referral Program

Get your friends and family to join you in running the Madison Mini-Marathon!  When you register you will receive a unique referral code in your registration confirmation email that you can share with anyone you choose or via social media.  If they register for any of the races (half marathon, 5K or Kids' Run) using your unique referal code, you will receive a 7% rebate on their registration each time your referral code is used. The more people you get to register using your referral code, the larger your discount / rebate will be!  Click here to register!