Trick or Trot Walk/Run - 10.11.20

Sun October 11, 2020 Madison, WI 53713 US Directions
Penn Park
2101 Fisher St
Madison, WI US 53713

Registration for our In-Person Event is Now Closed


Early Packet Pick Up instructions:
Early packet pick up times and location are as follows:
Friday, Oct 9th at the GSAFE office (122 E Olin Ave, Ste 100, Madison) from 2PM to 6PM

Saturday, Oct 10th at the GSAFE office (122 E Olin Ave, Ste 100, Madison) from 10AM to 2PM

Sunday, Oct 11th at Penn Park (2101 Fisher St) starting at 11AM.

Update: Our inventory of Black T-shirts is extremely low across all sizes, as are Youth-sized shirts and Adult sizes XL-3XL in both Pink and Black. We cannot guarantee a size or color at this point, but we'll try our best!

Important Update: All in-person participants (including volunteers) please review our Keeping Safe Together section for safety instructions and guidance before picking up your swag and/or participating in the walk/run. Thank you for helping make this a fun, vital, and SAFE public event!


Important Update: Due to county health restrictions your assigned wave might have been moved up or back by 15 minutes. Please check your registration for details!



Get ready to rock your scariest FAVORITE look from the 80s or 90s at this year's Trick or Trot!


We are working with our race managers at Race Day Events and current guidance from public health officials to make Trick or Trot 2020 a safe and fun event for all involved. Updates will be posted to this page as the event draws closer.


This is a non-refundable event. In the case of cancellation all pre-registered participants will have the option to pick up their race swag at a time to be determined. 


We will be running in waves for safety, with 25 people per wave. Please show up 10 mins prior to the start of your wave. Waves are 30 mins apart with our first wave starting at 1:00 pm and our last wave starting at 3:30 pm. Because of this will have a limited number of spaces for in-person runners and walkers with our max being 150 people total for the events. 


Walk/Run starts at 1:00 PM

We will have an out-and-back course this year that will start and end at Penn Park (2101 Fisher St, Madison). The course will take advantage of sidewalks and bike path as much as possible to reduce the amount of traffic our participants might encounter.  The route, along with planned waves, will limit the need for participants to be in close proximity.

NEW for 2020: The course will have a 1 mile, 2 mile, and 3.1 mile markings, as well as clear marking walkers to turn around at either the .5 mile or the 1 mile mark. Individuals (including children) from the same household may walk or run alongside each other at our event. Individuals who do not live in the same household will be required to maintain a 6 food distance at all times during the walk/run.


VIrtual Walk/Run

Not quite ready to run or walk with a large group but still want to hit the pavement (or treadmill) and support GSAFE?  Sign up for our virtual event and you will receive the 2020 Trick or Trot long sleeve shirt. 

Run or walk at your own pace on your own schedule on or before our race day. Share your selfie on social media and tag @GSAFE. Shirts available for pick up before or on the day of the race. They will otherwise be mailed within 3 weeks following the face. 



Adut Registration (over 18):

August 14 = $25 One Day Early Bird Special!

August 15th - August 28th = $30

August 29th - September 18th = $35

September 19th - October 8th = $40

Note: No shirt guaranteed on registrations after September 18th


Youth Registration (ages 5-18): 

Through October 10th= $20

Note: No shirt guaranteed on registrations after September 19th


Kids Registraton (ages 4 and under):  

FREE - but please still register them so we know they're coming!

Note: No shirt with kids registration, but we encourage them to come in their favorite costume! 


Sign up today! Here’s how:

STEP #1: Select your costume!


80's people get a hot pink T-shirt long sleeved

90's people get a black T-shirt  long sleeved 

All T-shirts are 100% cotton and long-sleeved, perfect for an early fall run! (After September 19th we cannot guarantee a particular shirt color or size, but we'll try our best to honor your request.)
NOTE: Youth size options are Youth Medium and Youth Large only

STEP #2: Invite your friends and family!

Create a team and invite friends to join you on October 11th! 


STEP #3: Become a Fearless Fundraiser!


Fearless Fundraisers offer friends and family the opportunity to make direct financial donations to support GSAFE's mission to create schools where LGBTQ+ youth thrive. Click on "Become a Fundraiser" on the left side to find out more!  Consider forming a teamn and fundraising together - more the scarier! 


STEP #4: Run or walk the 5K!

Have a fabulous time!





There is limited parking at Penn Park. We encourage participants to park at the Villager Mall (near Planned Parenthood/Urban League Bldg) which is two blocks from Penn Park. Street parking will be limited. Please plan ahead and allow yourself time to park.



We are looking for volunteers for packet assembly, registration, water stations, course marshalling, etc! Check out the volunteers tab at the top of this page under "More" tab. Please make sure to include your desired t-shirt size and color.
Sponsor Trick or Trot: 
Thank you to our sponsors! Are you or your business or organization interested in becoming a Trick or Trot sponsor? Learn more about your sponsorship options on the Sponsorship Form here. 


Happy Trick or Trotting!


Looking forward to Trick or Trot 2020!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

How to Fundraise!

Trick or Trot supports GSAFE's mission to create
Wisconsin K-12 school where LGBTQ+ youth thrive.
Please consider supporting that work!    

Become a Superhero!

Superheroes are fundraisers who support GSAFE by collecting pledges and online donations from friends, classmates, colleagues, and family members.  There is no set amount you have to raise, but we encourage everyone to set a goal of at least $250. We have some great incentives for fundraisers who raise money for us this year! 

Click HERE for the Superhero Toolkit & get started! 

Here's how to become a Superhero:

Click "Become a Fundraiser" in the left bar, and setup your own Fundraising page. You can fund raise as an individual or as part of a team. Registering as a team is a great opportunity for clubs, businesses, families, faith communities and sports teams to have fun while supporting the community. The more the scarier!

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