5K Start Line

The 2022 Madison Mini 5K race will start at 7:15 a.m. CDT.


The 2022 Madison Mini 5K will start at 7:15 a.m. on Park Street at the bottom of Bascom Hill at State Street Mall. 5K participants can only access the start from the north. Please enter at the corner of Park and Langdon Streets. Please reference revised map. The 5K start will not be corralled. It will be an “honor system start” so if you run at a slower pace, please kindly start toward the back. The 5K start will be funneled at the start to reduced the bottleneck on the initial narrow turn onto the University sidewalk. This is intentional so that participants have a positive race experience. Remember, your time does not start until you cross the timing mat.

Please see the map for locations of Gear Check, portable toilets and pre-race medical. The 16-minutes per mile pace-the maximum pace allowed in the race-will begin when the last participant crosses the start line.

FREE Gear Check is offered to all participants. Located in the Festival Room in the lower level of the Theater Wing of the Memorial Union, Gear Check will be available from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Any unclaimed items will be returned to the 2022 Madison Mini-Marathon event office.