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Race Overview: Run Madtown – Chicago Athlete Journal


On Sunday, Might twenty ninth, Run Madtown returned to downtown Madison and provided runners a 13.1 or 5K stuffed with hills, hills, and extra hills. Did I point out that it was HILLY?!?

Wow – what a course. Don’t get me flawed – it was lovely and ever altering as runners wove via the downtown streets to start. Downtown Madison is straight out of a Hallmark film with espresso, wine, and artwork retailers lining the streets. To not point out charming eating places and boutiques.

Runners started on the capital constructing the place the race firm had streets closed and it felt like a real celebration firstly and finish.

It was very enjoyable to learn all the totally different indicators on every of the retailers lining the downtown streets. Almost each storefront was crammed, which was a pleasant factor to see.

After the primary few miles, runners loved a tree lined path that wove round Lake Wingra and provided runners each shade and nature. We circled previous a golf course and even ran via the College of Wisconsin.

It was a really effectively thought out course that required an immense quantity of planning by Race Day Occasions. The course was very effectively marked and volunteers have been out there at each flip. Help stations provided water and a sports activities drink each few miles and native legislation enforcement had streets closed for runners.

Fortunately race morning temps have been cool within the excessive 60’s and low 70’s and the solar solely peaked out towards the tip of my race. However, wow these hills. It’s just like the Cary Half Insanity in that the hills have been actually unfold all through the course with a killer towards the tip.

All runners acquired a brief sleeved shirt and finishers medal. And, we have been handled to an important breakfast on the finish of the race. Because of Madison Festivals for an extremely effectively accomplished race.

 

 

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