Madison Marathon Race History

2001 — present

Madison Festivals has owned and managed the race since 2001. It was run as the Mad City Marathon from 2001 — 2006, reverting to the name Madison Marathon in 2007.

1996 - 2000

After a one year hiatus, the Madison Marathon returned to Memorial Day Sunday and was managed by Quest Events from 1996 to 2000 through Madison Marathon, Inc.

1995: No race held.

1994

The Madison Marathon as we know it today started in 1994 as the Mad City Marathon by the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau. It was held the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and took runners through many areas of the city and around the lakes.

1984 — 1993: No race held.

1974 — 1983

A Madison Marathon was held from 1974 to 1983, organized locally by runners. The course went twice around Lake Monona to Olin Park. It started with 59 runners in 1974. The last year it was held in 1983 had 357 runners.

Record Holders

Streakers

(People that ran the Madison or Mad City Marathon every year since 1994)
Tim Burns
Steve Foldvari
Mark Gajewski
Robert Kuhn
Steven Spelbring

Marathon - First place Male and Female

2013, Nov. 10: 2:27.19 - Ricky Reusser; 2:47.45 - Emily Kurian
2012, Marathon canceled due to extreme heat.
2011, May 29: 2:31:55 - Francis Eanes; 2:59:02 - Julie Faylona
2010, May 30: 2:30:39 - Ricky Reusser; 3:08:25 - Erin Manlove
2009, May 24: 2:26:00 (course record) - Ricky Reusser; 3:07:49 - Jessica Hruska
2008, May 25: 2:31:42 - Ricky Reusser; 3:09:08 - Aimee Kurian
2007, May 27: 2:29:30 - Ricky Reusser; 2:58:30 - Linsey Smith
2006, May 28: 2:41:47 - Joe Kurian; 3:24:34 - Kelley Hess
2005, May 29: 2:31:17 - Thomas Brunold; 2:52:53 - Becca Ward
2004, May 30: 2:33:59 - Justin Henkel; 2:52:07 (course record) - Becca Ward
2003, May 25: 2:36:29 - Justin Henkel; 3:04:22 - Wendy Licht-Ordway
2002, May 26: 2:37:57 - Noah Lawrence; 3:09:14 - Jamie Zentner
2001, May 27: 2:39:00 - Joel Brusewitz; 2:59:20 - Joanna Deeter
2000, May 28: 2:41:40 - Mike Stewart; 3:18:16 - Kate Pepke
1999, May 30: 2:31:13 - David Williams; 3:03:33 - Patti Shepard
1998, May 24: 2:29:43 - Max Harn; 3:06:43 - Heidi Lindh
1997, May 25: 2:27:15 - Bill Kabasenche; 3:01:56 - Debbie Thuecks
1996, May 26: 2:38:29 - Gerald Hutchinson; 2:57:46 - Mary Ann Vidovic
1995: No race
1994, May 29: 2:29:00 - David Worley; 3:00:07 - Pamela Hinton
 

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