Madison Gospel 5K

Sat July 20 - Sat August 31 Madison, WI US 53713 Directions
Description

We invite you to participate in the 1st Annual Madison Gospel 5K on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

The mission of the Madison Gospel 5K Run/Walk is to unite the Madison community in exercising our faith, fellowship, and building a healthier city through the promotion of healthy lifestyles in all its aspects. All proceeds will go towards creating programs and initiatives aimed at improving the health of Madison residents, particularly people of color with historical barriers to healthcare access.

The theme for this year’s event is “Renewing Minds, Transforming Families.” The event includes a kid's run, 1 mile run/walk and a timed 5K run/walk. There will also be a concurrent health fair held at Penn Park that will focus on various aspects of health and wellness. We invite walkers, runners, joggers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) of all ages to come out and participate. Even if you can’t join in the race, come support a great cause and have a good time doing so!

Participants will receive a goodie bag, short-sleeve t-shirt, and an awesome finisher medal.

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, top 3 male and female finishers in each age group and top 3 participants with a stroller. Additionally, we will be giving out some extraordinary awards based on the nature of this race.

Here are the breakdown of the age categories. 5 years and under. 6-9. 10-14. 15-19. 20-29. 30-39. 40-49. 50-59. 60-69. 70 & over.

Packet pick up will take place on Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th at Mt. Zion Baptist Church -2019 Fisher Street (Parking and Entrance in to the building is located on Baird St.side) 

  • July 19th- 10am-7pm Onsite Registration & Packet Pick Up at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
  • July 20th- 7am-7:45am Onsite Registration & Packet Pick Up at Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Please make arrangements to pick up your packet. If you are unable to pick up your packet, you can have someone else pick up your packet. They will need to provide us with a copy of your ID. Thank you and see you all soon!!!!!

Place
Penn Park
2101 Fisher Street
Madison, WI US 53713
Finisher Medal

Are you running or walking for the bling?? If so, take a look at this year's finisher medal! Register so that you will be guaranteed a participation medal.

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, top 3 male and female finishers in each age group and top 3 participants with a stroller. Additionally, we will be giving out some extraordinary awards based on the nature of this race. 

Here are the breakdown of the age categories. 5 years and under. 6-9. 10-14. 15-19. 20-29. 30-39. 40-49. 50-59. 60-69. 70 & over.

Side Note: Since the Kid's Run is the last event it was decided to hold off on giving out the top prizes until after the Kid's run. We at Madison Gospel 5K want to have maximum attendance to support our children who will be participating in their race. Thank you in advance for your patience!!

Packet Pick Up and Onsite Registration

Packet pick up will take place on Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th at Mt. Zion Baptist Church which is located at 2019 Fisher Street (Parking and Entrance into the building is located on Baird St.side) 

July 19th- 10am-7pm Onsite Registration & Packet Pick Up at Mt. Zion Baptist Church

July 20th- 7am-7:45am Onsite Registration & Packet Pick Up at Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Please make the necessary arrangements to pick up your packet. If you are unable to pick up your packet, you can have someone else pick up your packet. They will need to provide us with a copy of your ID. See you all soon!!!!!

 

Race Weekend Events

July 19th

10:00am- 7:00pm- Onsite Registration & Packet Pick Up at Mt. Zion Baptist Church- 2019 Fisher Street

 

July 20th


7:00 am- 7:45 am- Onsite Registration, Packet Pick Up at Mt. Zion Baptist Church

7:25 am- 7:35 am- 10 minute Warm-Up at Penn Park with Yoga Instructor: Jamila Carney

7:40 am- 5K Runners & Walkers will begin to line up at the start line

7:55 am- Candace Patterson will sing the Star Spangled Banner

8:00 am- 5K Race will begin and Health Fair will Begin

8:05 am- 5K and 1 mile Walkers

9:00 am- Kid’s Run Begins

9:30 am- Race Ends- Course Route is officially closed

9:30 am- 9:45 am- Awards and Prizes will be given out

9:45 am- The Health Fair will continue 

10:00 am- Yoga cool down with Yoga Instructor: Jamila Carney (30-45 minutes)*

11:00 am- Health Fair will end

11:15 am-12:00 pm- Breakdown/Clean-up is to be completed

12:00 pm- 5:00 pm- Continue to have fun & fitness with the Urban League of Greater Madison Unity Picnic located at 2222 South Park Street. This event is free and open to the public!

So let the fun continue.

 

*If you are planning to do some yoga before and after the race please bring either a blanket or a yoga mat. The yoga sessions will take place at Penn Park. From the young to the wise, all are welcome. We will have a Gear Check Station by the start and finish line that way your belongings are safe and secure.

Parking Locations

For those of you who are unsure as to where to park. Here are some tips:

There is a limited amount of parking space near Penn Park. Parking is based on a first come, first served. So the earlier you are able to come the better your chances of getting parking near the event’s location.

Park Bank was so gracious to allow about 30 plus cars to park in their parking lot. Please know that the only place you can park is in the area that is highlighted in red on the map. When coming from the Beltline the highlighted section will be on your right side. Secondly, participants can park on Taft St, Fisher St., on certain parts of Baird St., Beld St. and Kenward St. Most of these streets are highlighted in blue on the map. 

Course Route Map

The 1st Annual Madison Gospel 5K Run/Walk will take place on the south side of Madison, WI. The course begins at Mount Zion Baptist Church, north of Penn Park on Baird St. From there the route will continue onto Wingra Creek Path, also known as the Wingra Bike Path, which runs along the winding waterway in Madison. The route continues and runs through Goodman Park and Quann Park onto Olin Avenue. At the end of the route, participants will reach the Turville Point Conservation Park and will loop around back to the starting point.

Lodging/Hotel Reservation

Do you need a hotel reservation? Well look no further. Comfort Inn & Suites Madison- Airport has agreed to provide lodging to our participants. Please call (608) 244-6265 and let them know that you are participating in the Madison Gospel 5K and you will be given a nightly rate of $89.99 (regular price $139.99). There are a limited number of rooms. So book now! Comfort Inn & Suites Madison-Airport is located at 4822 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI.

 

Thank you Comfort Inn!!!!

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