Aid Stations

Water stations will serve water, Gatorade, and GU Energy Gel (assorted flavors, while supplies last). Gatorade and Gel will NOT be available at every station, so please plan accordingly.

The following items are available at Madtown Half water stations:
Water: Start, Miles 1.5, 2.5, 4.25, 5, 6.25, 8, 9.75, 11.5, 12.25, Finish
Gatorade: Miles 2.5, 5, 8, 9.75, 11.75, 12.25
GU & Fruit: Mile 9.75

The following items are available at Twilight 10K water stations:
Water: Start, Miles 2.5, 4.25, Finish
Gatorade: Mile 4.25

The following items are available at Twilight 5K water stations:
Water: Start, Mile 2, Finish

For those needing medical services:
There will be ambulances and medical personnel at the start line, finish line and along the course. If you need medical attention, find the nearest aid station, bearing in mind you may have just passed it. If you are not able to make it to an aid station by yourself, notify a volunteer, spectator or another runner to notify the nearest aid station of your location and condition. Aid stations will have the ability to contact the race's medical staff (roving on bicycles or in sag vehicles) to provide you with help.

Course Maps

Twilight 5K & 10K

Madtown Half


The Pace Team will be provided by Fleet Feet Sports Madison & Sun Prairie.  Stop by their booth at the Run Madtown Expo & Packet Pick Up to learn more and meet your pacers!

1:40 (7:38/mile pace) - Andrew Porn and Alex Atterbury

Alex has done 5 half marathons and 7 full marathons. He's afraid of fish and his best running advice is to start easy, relax your shoulders and stay hydrated. His hobbies include brewing beer, photography and embarrassing his kids.

1:50 (8:24/mile pace) - Steve Smith and Pam Connoly
2:00 (9:10/mile pace) - Nicole Rundahl and Aaron Hizon
2:15 (10:18/mile pace) - Sara Carter and Kelly Thompson
2:30 (11:27/mile pace) - Jean Reiche, Julie Fulton, Sue W.

Jean has done over 50 half marathons, among various other distances and events. Her husband and her dog also like to run! Her best running advice is to buy nice looking and quality running clothes - look good = feel good and to run happy!
2:45 (12:35/mile pace) - Mary Moran

Traffic Information

Saturday night traffic delays possible between 8:00 and 9:00 pm.

Sunday traffic delays between 7:00 am and 10:00 am.

  • University Ave.  between Breese Terrace and Walnut St.
    No Westbound vehicular traffic
  • Breese Terrace - no northbound traffic
  • Monroe St. - 1 lane NE Bound will be used for runners.
  • Dayton St.  - West bound traffic will be impacted between Park St. and Henry St.
  • Dayton St. - outer loop will be closed at Wisconsin St.
  • Washington St. - outbound will have lane restrictions Inbound will be open until Fairchild St.
  • Johnson St. - runners will be in designated lane running against traffic

The Run Madtown events don’t impact John Nolen Dr., Park St., E. Washington Ave., Campus Dr., Gorham St., Doty St., or Wilson St. The race does not impact University Ave. between Gorham St. and Campus Dr. These are recommended travel routes.

Spectating Areas

10k Areas:

Start/Finish Line at Capitol Square
2K: UW Memorial Union, corner of Langdon and Park St.
4.5K: UW Campus Lot 85
6.5K: Camp Randall/Breese Terrace.
9.5K: State Street (100 & 200 blocks).

Half Marathon Areas:

Start/Finish Line at Capitol Square
Mile 1: UW Memorial Union
Mile 2.5: UW Campus Lot 60
Mile 4: Camp Randall/Breese Terrace
Mile 6.75: UW Arboretum entrance @Seminole Hwy
Mile 9: UW Arboretum exit @Mills St.
Mile 12.75: State Street; 100 & 200 blocks

Please remember to stay clear of the race course (including the finish line chute) at all times for the safety of our runners.