Lake Monona 20KM Run and 5KM Run/Walk

05/03/2014 - 9am
Winnequah Park
Monona, WI
9:00 am

Race Week is here!  Click HERE for all the race week update and all the important information.

The Lake Monona 20KM run and 5KM run/walk, taking place on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, offers a beautiful course with springtime temperatures ideal for running, and lots of runners to share the experience with. For those with longer distance ambitions, this "almost" half marathon is a great way to peak your training for the 20 mile Syttende Mai Run a week later, or to prepare for a spring marathon. For those not wanting to run as long, there is also a 5KM run option.


When: 5/3/2014. 20KM starts at 9:00 am, 5KM starts at 9:15 am

Where: Winnequah Park, 1041 Nichols Rd, Monona, WI  53716

Registration Information:

There are multiple options to register.

  • Online: You can register online until 11:59 pm CST on 4/30/2014 on  Active.
  • By mail: Download and print THIS FORM and mail it with payment to Race Day (checks made out to Race Day Events, LLC) before 4/27/2014
  • In person: Registration will be available at packet pick up on 5/2/2014 at Fleet Feet Sports-Madison from 12:00-6:00pm. Registration and packet pick-up will also be available at Winnequah Park on 5/3/2014 starting at 7:30am.


  Until 6/29 Until 3/22 Until 4/30 Race Day
5K $20 $25 $30 $35
20K $25 $35 $40 $50

All prices include WI sales tax, but do not include the processing fees.

Free Photos: 

Make sure you smile for the camera!  Race Day Events, through an innovative partnership with Focal Flame Photography, puts you in charge of your Monona 20k race photos for FREE. That's right, complimentary digital downloads through FocalShare. So go ahead share - on Facebook, on Twitter, on Pinterest, on your blog.  Photos will be posted to this site shortly after the event.  


Awards will be given for overall male and female, as well as top three finishers (male and female) for 10 year age divisions for both the 5KM and the 20KM. Age divisions are:

5 KM Run: 10-Under, 11-14 and 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up.

20 KM Run: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up.

Age graded awards will also be given.

Schedule of Events:

  • 5/2/2014: Packet Pick-Up from Noon-6pm at Fleet Feet - Madison**
  • 5/3/2014: Race Day - all events take place at Winnequah Park, Monona WI
    • 7:30 am-8:45 am Packet Pick-up and Registration*
    • 9:00 am 20 KM run starts
    • 9:15 am 5 KM run/walk starts
    • 10:30 am - 1 pm Post Race festivities

​*We do not ship race t-shirts or other race swag*

**You MAY pick up other people's packets at packet pick up**

Post Race Festivities:

Refreshments will be available near the finish line and is free to all runners. Beer will be provided by Wisconsin Brewing Co., chicken wings will be served compliments of Quaker Steak and Lube and chips and queso will be available from Qdoba.

Live music by Mighty Wheelhouse will be playing from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Come for the run and stay for the fun!


The start and finish for both events will be near the Winnequah Park Pool House. Winnequah Park is in Monona WI. The start and finish is on Nichols Road.

The 20km course will take you around Lake Monona. A 20km loop, clockwise, on winding residential streets and paved bike paths close to the scenic shore of beautiful Lake Monona, with moderately rolling hills. The 5km mark comes shortly after you enter Waunona Way. A spectacular state capitol skyline beckons as you cross Lake Monona on the causeway towards the 10km mark. You descend into Olbrich park shortly after the 15km mark. A last descent and less than 1/4 mile to the finish. A course map is available here.

The 5km course will start the same way as the 20km course and follow the first mile of the 20km route. The 5km course will loop past Winnequah Park and join the last mile or so of the 20km course and continue to the finish. Click here for the 5K course map.

Aid Stations:

On the 20km run course, aid stations will be spaced nearly every 2.5 miles. On the 5km Run/Walk, there will be one aid station about half way. Aid stations will be stocked with water and Hammer Heed. A port-a-potty will be available shortly after 10km on the 20km run route.


Timing will be done by Midwest's best Timing company: Sports Management and Associates. This year, we will be using disposable chips worn on the bib number. No chips to pick up or return and nothing to tie on your shoe. 


There are painted marks on, and signs to the side of, the course at every mile and every 5 km. We will have someone calling times at the 5 km, 10 km and 15 km markers. All finish times recorded until finish line closes 3 hours after the start. Digital clocks will be present at the finish and 10k mark. There will be a split point at the 5k and 10K marks on the 20km run course.


Please do NOT park in the library parking lot. Click here for a parking map with available options.


We're working with the Sheraton Madison Hotel this May to provide you with some discounted lodging options. Check out these deals from our partner hotels!


Sheraton Madison Hotel

Announcing the Stay and Play Package from the Sheraton - Madison Hotel, which includes:

  • 2014 Lake Monona 20K Race Registration
  • Accommodations in a standard King or Double Room
  • Breakfast Buffet in the hotel Restaurant

Conveniently located off Hwy 12 and on the Lake Monona 20K race route, the Sheraton’s guestrooms feature 32" flat screen televisions, the celebrated Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed with crisp white bedding, as well as wired and wireless High Speed Internet Access for your convenience, and you can wake up to freshly brewed coffee with your in-room Starbucks® one cup coffee maker for $151 for a single racer, $198 for a two racers, $245 for three racers.  The Club Level experience with upgraded amenities and access to the celebrated Club Lounge is available as a $30 upgrade. 

Rooms at these rates are limited so reserve yours today at this special rate. For reservations call 888-267-7077 and ask for the
 Monona 20K Package, or click

Weather/Refund Policy:

This race will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed or canceled. If the race is canceled there will be NO REFUNDS. Race Day Events has a NO REFUND policy. There are no refunds for any reason.

The Madison Mud Run will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed or canceled. If the race is canceled there will be NO REFUNDS. Race Day Events has a NO REFUND policy. There are no refunds for any reason.