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5k Route Information

Click here for a 2015 Start Line Map

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Start: Park Street & Langdon Street

  • North on Park
  • West on Observatory Drive
  • North on Walnut
  • East on path north of Marsh Lane (enterance to boat ramp)
  • East on Lake Shore Path
  • South on Park
  • East on Langdon

Finish: on Langdon in front of UW Union

MEDICAL
Medical support during the Madison Mini-Marathon and 5K will be provided by health care professionals. A fully-equipped medical facility will be located near the finish line provided by the University of Wisconsin Department of Emergency Medicine. Participants requiring medical assistance may be transported to one of the nearby hospitals, and will be billed by the hospital and ambulance provider. Participants must give on-scene medical personnel the freedom to determine which facility will be utilized.

IMPORTANT
Each participant must complete the medical information form on the back of your bib number. Please take time to fill out your medical information and provide emergency contact information. This will make your important health care information available to health care professionals in the event you are unable to communicate with them.

AID STATIONS
There will be 2 Aid Stations along the course and at the start/finish. All Aid Stations on the course, will have a medical personnel and portable toilets located near each location

RESTROOM FACILITIES
Portable toilets will be added in locations throughout the course. The portable toilets will be located at each aid station.

COURSE CLOSINGS
For your safety and for the timely reopen of the streets to vehicular traffic, you must reach key locations by specified times or you will be required to take transportation provided.

  • Partial lane closures will be utilized. Please stay inside the cones and obey all public safety officers and course marshals.
  • PLEASE DO NOT START EARLY! Traffic and safety rules prohibit early starts. Early starters will be eliminated from the Official Results.
  • If you cannot maintain an 16-minute per mile pace, you will be required to board the support buses.

SAG (SUPPORT) WAGON AND BACK OF THE PACK CREW
The Back of the Pack Crew and SAG Wagon will signify the end of the field and the maximum 16-minutes per mile pace. They will not start timing until the last person crosses the start line and will be with you throughout the race. If you cannot keep pace, the Crew will help you as you board the SAG Wagon.