What to Expect

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 7:00 AM
Start & Finish Lines: Capitol Square – Mifflin St. & Wisconsin Ave.

Included in registration:

  • FREE RACE PHOTOS compliments of Madison Marathon
  • FREE runner tracking via RaceJoy
  • 1 complimentary Michelob Ultra beer at the Post-Race Party (for those 21+)
  • Long-sleeved technical shirt (gender-specific)
  • Awesome finisher medal
  • Pace groups for all speeds
  • Panera Catering finisher sack lunch
  • Start & Finish on beautiful Capitol Square
  • Boston Qualifier
  • NEW IN 2017:  $$$ Prize Purse $$$
    • 1st-3rd place overall winners (male/female)

Course Map

Note:  These are 2016 maps.  Final maps will be updated once courses are certified and permitted. Yes, this is a Boston Qualifying course!

Click here for a MapMyRun map and detailed elevation.
(Note, MapMyRun should only be used for turn by turns and elevation,  not exact distance.)

There is a ~14 min/mile pace requirement. Our course must be closed by 1PM.


Runner Instructions


We offer runner tracking and text alerts for family and friends who are spectating, as well as social media alerts for the runners themselves. More information on this available here!


Our packet pickup is done by bib number.
Bib #s will be available approximately 2 weeks before Race Day.


Location: Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center  One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53703

  • Click here for directions.
  • Click here for Monona Terrace parking information.

Dates & Times:
Friday, Nov. 10 4-7 pm
Saturday, Nov. 11 10 am-5 pm

  • Packet Pick Up is closed after 5pm on Saturday.
  • There is no Sunday packet pick up (unless you prepay for this option - click here for info). We do not mail packets.

The Madison Marathon Expo & Packet Pick Up is free and open to the public!

Registration Fees

Event Date Fee
Madison Marathon November 14 - December $80
Madison Marathon January - March $90
Madison Marathon April $95
Madison Marathon May - June $105
Madison Marathon July $115
Madison Marathon August - September $125
Madison Marathon October - November 8 $135
Madison Marathon On Site at Expo $145

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Can I transfer my registration to another person?

Yes! Please read below:

On or Before Oct 23 - Online Transfers


  • Online transfers must be COMPLETED by Oct 23.
  • There is a $15 fee (plus processing) to transfer a registration to another individual.
  • All those interested in transferring must find their own buyer.
  • The buyer must sign up for the race that the seller was originally registered for.
  • NO REFUNDS ARE GIVEN. Instead, we charge the seller the transfer fee and any other race fees are handled by the buyer and seller.


  1. Sign In to RunSignUp
  2. Go to your Profile
  3. Click My Registered Races
  4. Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you would like to transfer to another person
  5. Click the Transfer To Another Runner menu item
  6. Fill out all required fields
  7. Select Transfer as a Gift

Transfers After Oct 23

Any transfers after this time will need to be completed on-site at our Expo & Packet Pick Up for a $25 fee.

The new registrant must bring a copy of the old registrant's ID (photo or digital) in order to pick up the old registrant's packet. Once they have done so, they must visit our Troubleshooting booth to make the official change. The new registrant is charged the $25 transfer fee.  No refund is given to the old registration (the 2 parties handle money exchange on their own).  Shirt sizes are NOT guaranteed.

Can I change races or edit my race registration?

Madison Marathon allows registered participants to change races within the following guidelines:

  • Online changes are allowed until Oct 23, or until a race has reached its maximum capacity.
    • There are no additional fees associated with online changes before Oct 23rd, unless the race distance you are changing to costs more than your original registration fee.
  • Changes after Oct 23 must be done on-site, at Expo & Packet Pick Up, for an additional $10 fee. When making changes to your registration at the Expo & Packet Pick Up, your shirt size is not guaranteed.
    Please pick up your original packet, then visit the Troubleshooting booth.

Instructions for changing your race before October 23:

  1.  Sign In to RunSignUp
  2. Go to your Profile
  3. Click My Registered Races
  4. Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you would like to transfer your event for
  5. Click the Transfer Event menu item
  6. Click the Start Transfer button
  7. Select your new Event from the Event Drop-Down
  8. Agree to the Waiver and click Continue

Note:  Registrants moving to a shorter distance race do not receive a refund of the price differential.

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Past Winners


Year Name Time
2016 Stephen Eles 2:42:19
2015 Greg Englehart 2:39:40
2014 Brian Condon 2:31:32
2013 Ricky Reusser 2:27:19
2012 No Full Marathon
2011 Francis Eanes 2:31:55


Year Name Time
2015 Jessica Bird 3:08:25
2014 Kayla Brown 2:55:59
2013 Emily Kurian 2:47:45
2012 No Full Marathon
2011 Julie Faylona 2:59:02
2016 Emily Kurian 2:53:29