2020 Val 5K (UW-Running Club)

Sat February 8, 2020 Madison, WI 53706 US Directions

5K Run

11:00AM CST - 12:30PM CST

5K Team Run

11:00AM CST - 12:30PM CST
2000 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI US 53706

Keep yourself warm this Winter by running with a sweetheart at the 2020 Valentine 5K run! The race starts and ends at the UW-Natatorium, runs along the Howard Temin Lakeshore Path, and takes a short jaunt in the neighborhood around University Bay Dr. 

Majority of the race proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul Madison

Every year, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul serves our Dane County neighbors in need with free groceries for 20,000 households through our food pantry; free medicine for almost 400 uninsured people at our pharmacy; and $350,000 worth of clothing, beds, bedding, furniture and household basics given away through our St. Vinny’s store voucher program. We also have housing programs for men, and women and their children. We rely on donations and volunteers to make these services available; St. Vinny’s store sales also support the services. Every day, we help individuals and families living in low-income households with tailored support and hope for a better tomorrow.

If you bring a non-perishable food item to the race to donate, you will receive a pair of running gloves!

Packet Pick-Up

Pre-race packet pick-up date is Friday, Feb. 7th from 3 – 6 pm at Berkeley Running Company OR Day of the race pick-up is at the UW-Natatorium from 9:30-10:45am.

Race Guidelines and Information

Wear bibs on the front so they are visible
No pets, roller skates, or inline skates
Baby strollers and baby joggers are permitted
Each mile is marked along the course
Splits will be read at the 1 mile and 2 mile points
Runners will be directed into a chute at the finish and should remain in a single-file line until the tear-off portion of their bib is removed.
Runners should only cross the finish line once to ensure proper race timing. If finished runners wish to return to the course and finish with a friend, they are advised to veer off before reaching the finish chute.
The course closes at noon; you may continue to finish the race untimed
Results will be available online shortly after the race

Award Categories

Awards will be announced starting at 11:45am. Award categories include:

Overall male, female
Top male, female, and coed teams
Age brackets19 & under
20 – 29
30 – 45
46 – 60
61 +

Aid Stations

There are no aid stations along the course, but refreshments will be served at the finish.

Parking and Transportation

Parking is available in Lot 57 across Observatory Dr. from the Natatorium. Should you choose to take the bus, the Nat is on the Metro Route 80 (free).

Race Contact Info

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