• FAQs



Please refer to the registration changes page for further information, instructions, and deadlines.

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes. Someone else can pick up your packet. In order to add some form of security, we ask that you please forward your race confirmation email or a photo of your driver's license to show our volunteers at Packet Pick-Up.

Can I walk instead of run?

Yes! Even though this is a timed event, we welcome all runners and walkers! However, if you are planning to walk we do ask that you start toward the back.

Is there a cut-off time?

Yes, the roads do need to be re-opened by 11:00 AM so both the 5K and half marathon will have a cut off time of 11:00 AM.

Can I sign up the day of?

No, there is no race morning registration. Race packets must be picked up the day before.

Is there packet pick-up race morning?

You can pick up your packet the morning of the race for a fee. Please sign up for this during the registration process.

Are headphones allowed?

Yes. Please be mindful of those around you and make sure you are able to hear any emergency announcements.

Will there be gear check?

Yes, the Madison Mini Marathon & 5K will be offering gear check. It will be available near the Start/Finish line. Gear Check pick-up will be outside the Memorial Union Terrace near the Finish Line. If inclement weather occurs, gear check will be moved inside the Memorial Union Terrace.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes! Please be mindful of those around you and make sure they do well in large crowds and try not to get in the way of other runners.


Sure! But we do ask that you start toward the back so as not to impede the other runners.

What is your Award Policy if I don't to pick up my award at the event?

Race Day Events will hold event awards for 30 days after the event is complete. Contact us at raceday@racedayevents.com for more information about receiving your awards after the event.

I have questions about Event insurance - Where can I get information?

Click here for information on insurance for this event.
  • How do I sign up for event insurance? Add-on coverage is offered during the checkout process when signing up for this event. You will be given the option to add or decline coverage with one click. Note: If you decide to decline coverage, you will not be able to go back and add it after registering.
  • Did you purchase event insurance and now need to use it or just have a question? Submit and contact FanShield (RegShield) here.

Weather / Refund Policy

This race does not offer refunds or deferrals. If you are registered for the event, you agreed to the no refund and no deferral policy prior to submitting your online registration. (This includes those who experience illness, injury or any other condition that may prevent them from participating in the event.)