Green Efforts

To lessen any negative environmental impact of the Madison Marathon on our beautiful city, we:

Offer runners a virtual goody bag.

Hand bottled water to runners at the finish line only, which is a controlled environment where garbage is collected and recycled.

Use gallon jugs of water at water stations and then recycle them.

Offer runners t-shirts made from a blend of recycled and/or sustainable materials.

Have Start and Finish Lines are at the same location so shuttles are not necessary.

Use online registration for runners, walkers and volunteers.

Offer links to Ride Share services on our website:

Collect discarded clothes and donate them to charitable organizations.

Ask runners, walkers and spectators to please be aware of the space around them. Help us keep Madison gorgeous and green by putting trash in proper receptacles.

The Madison Marathon is recognized as a "Runner's World" GreenTeam race. Have additional ideas? Let’s hear them. Contact us at

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