Race Evaluation: Run Madtown – Chicago Athlete Journal

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

Wow – what a course. Don’t get me improper – it was stunning 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 outlets 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 in the beginning and finish.

It was very enjoyable to learn the entire totally different indicators on every of the outlets 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 nicely thought out course that required an immense quantity of planning by Race Day Occasions. The course was very nicely marked and volunteers had been obtainable at each flip. Assist stations provided water and a sports activities drink each few miles and native regulation enforcement had streets closed for runners.

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

All runners obtained a brief sleeved shirt and finishers medal. And, we had been handled to an incredible breakfast on the finish of the race. Due to Madison Festivals for an extremely nicely performed race.



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