To receive special Run Madtown rates, you must book through the online housing system. Reservations WILL NOT be accepted directly through the hotels. To make a reservation, please click on the link here:



The online block will close at 11:59pm on May 4, 2018.


PLEASE NOTE: Once your reservation has been submitted, you should receive an acknowledgment email immediately via the Madison Housing Bureau ( Once the hotel has assigned your confirmation number(s), you will receive your official confirmation email.

*This may take up to 72 hours from when you receive your acknowledgement email.

Need to modify or cancel your reservation?

  • Please do not contact the hotel directly unless it is within 72 hours of your arrival.
  • To modify or cancel an existing reservation, please refer to the link located at the bottom of your confirmation email.  If you need your confirmation resent, please email

If you have a question about Run Madtown housing, please call 800.373.6376 and ask for Housing or email your questions to





  • Find Bucky! Bucky on Parade is a free public art event that will bring 85 life-size Bucky Badger statues to the streets of Madison and Dane County May 7­–September 12, 2018. Local and regional artists will transform these Bucky statues into unique works of art.
  • Check out this list of Free Things To Do in the Madison area!
  • Visit the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau for info on things to see and do, dining information, how to get around the city and more!


Several Madison streets will be closed for the Run Madtown Races. Volunteers and city police will be at intersections along the routes. Traffic will be allowed to cross the routes only when there are sufficient gaps in the runners. Drivers should plan to use alternate routes to avoid the race courses. 

Click here for the Twilight 5K/10K traffic impact map

Click here for the Madtown Half Marathon traffic impact map


All downtown parking ramps will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Street parking is also available for a fee on Saturday and is free on Sundays. See parking ramp locations.

Please note that Capitol Square is closed to public vehicle access after 2:00pm on Saturday for set up and events.