LABOR DAY WEEKEND: MADISON WI
DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, THERE IS NO EXPO THIS YEAR
The 2021 Rockin Brews Marathon Packet Pickup will take place in the First Aid Tent by the starting line – Near the corner of Healy Rd & Nichols Road Monona, WI 53716. Friday, September 3rd, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (last entry for bib pickup is 6:30 pm). Participants will pick up their bibs, race shirts & timing chips.
You can park in the community center parking lot but the lot by the starting line will be closed.
FULL MARATHON, FULL MARATHON RELAY & WALKERS START
At 7am, the Elite Full Marathon & Full Marathon Relay Runners will start, followed by the remaining Full Marathon & Full Marathon Relay Runners, then the Half Marathon Walkers.
The second loop for the Full Marathon & Full Marathon Relay, closes at 10:15 am. If you do not complete the first loop by this time, you will have to finish in the Half Marathon Finish instead. If this happens, notify the timing person so they can adjust your distance.
HALF MARATHON STARTS (Wave Starts)
From 7:05-7:30, we will start the Half Marathon Runners in waves, leaving every 5 minutes. with the elite going first and then each wave group following. You must start in your assigned wave or there will be bottlenecks on the course and the water stations will not be able to keep up.
7:05 – Wave 1, projected finish time between 1:16 & 2:09
7:10 – Wave 2, projected finish time between 2:10 & 2:26
7:15 – Wave 3, projected finish time between 2:27 & 2:47
7:20 – Wave 4, projected finish time between 2:48 & 3:31
7:25 – Wave 5, projected finish time between 3:32 & 4:00
7:30 – Wave 6, projected finish time between 4:00+
HALF MARATHON RELAY START
7:30 – Runner 1 From All Half Marathon Relay Teams Start Together.
BEER FEST SCHEDULE
At 8:30am, the beer garden is open with snacks, soda, ciders and beer.
8:30-11am, DJ Motchy will get the party started
11:15am-2:00pm, Raised On Journey (Journey Tribute Band) will keep the party going on the Finish Festival Stage.
1:45 pm is last call. 2pm the partie’s over.
FULL MARATHON RELAY
All teams will drive to the Exchange Points to greet the rest of their teammates. The team will drop off Runner 1 at the Starting Line before 7am. Runner 1 will run to Exchange Point 1 at the corner of Lakeside St. & John Nolen Dr, where the rest of the team will be waiting for you. Runner 1 will finish & Runner 2 will begin. Runner 2 will run to Exchange Point 2 at Olbrich Park on Lakeland Ave. off from Atwood Ave. Runner 2 will finish and runner 3 will begin. Runner 3 will run to Exchange Point 3, 1 block before the start/finish line on Nichols Rd in front of the Monona Community Center. The Full Marathon Relay Team will repeat this a second time with Runners 4, 5 & 6. Once Runner 6 reaches Exchange Point 6, the whole team will run together across the Finish Line. Only Runner 6 wears the bib with the timing chip. Allow time to park near the finish line as it may be very crowded in the area. For more details, click here
HALF MARATHON RELAY
All teams will drive to the Exchange Points to greet the rest of their teammates. The team will drop off Runner 1 at the Starting Line before 7am. Runner 1 will run to Exchange Point 1 at the corner of Lakeside St. & John Nolen Dr, where the rest of the team will be waiting for you. Runner 1 will finish & Runner 2 will begin. Runner 2 will run to Exchange Point 2 at Olbrich Park on Lakeland Ave. off from Atwood Ave. Runner 2 will finish and runner 3 will begin. Runner 3 will run to Exchange Point 3, 1 block before the start/finish line on Nichols Rd in front of the Monona Community Center. The whole team will run together across the Finish Line. Only Runner 3 wears the bib with the timing chip. Allow time to park near the finish line as it may be very crowded in the area. For more details, click here
Using the RIDE WITH GPS App, you can get voice turn-by-turn instructions on your smart phone, even while listening to music. If you upgrade to the Basic or Premium subscription, you can share your location live, with friends and family, while you are running. Go to our website for all of the details, click here
We have an amazing group of Pacers that will help you finish your run at your projected time. Look for the runners holding up signs with numbers on them. If you see your Pace Group, go over, introduce yourself and line up with your Pace Leader. They are great at keeping you on time.
WE ONLY HAVE PACERS FOR THE HALF MARATHON THIS YEAR BUT PLAN TO HAVE FULL PACERS AGAIN NEXT YEAR
HALF MARATHON PACE TIMES/EXPECTED FINISH TIMES
1:50 = 1 hour & 50 minutes Finish Time
2:00 = 2 hours Finish Time
2:10 = 2 hours & 10 minutes Finish Time
2:20 = 2 hours & 20 minutes Finish Time
2:30 = 2 hours & 30 minutes Finish Time
FULL MARATHON PACE TIMES/EXPECTED FINISH TIMES
1:50 = 3:40 Finish Time
2:00 = 4:00 Finish Time
2:10 = 4:20 Finish Time
2:20 = 4:40 Finish Time
2:30 = 5:00 Finish Time
There is plenty of street parking within 1-3 blocks from the starting line. The expo is at 1011 Nichols Rd, Monona, WI 53716 and the starting line is right behind this. There is some parking in the school parking lot and the community center parking lot. There is NO PARKING IN THE LIBRARY PARKING LOT. You will get towed.
The Finish Line Festival takes place in the large tent behind the tennis courts. The festival is open to all ages but only race participants and those who purchased festival passes are allowed in. Children are free when accompanied by a qualifying adult. There are snacks in the tent and cider will be served by Ciderboys and beers will be served by Wisconsin Brewing Company, Lake Louie Brewing and Stevens Point Brewery. We will have barrels of Miller Lite, bottled water and soda as well. There will be music from DJ Motchy & live music from Raised On Journey from 8:30am-2pm. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BIB OR YOUR ID & BEER FEST ONLY TICKET, TO ENTER THE BEER FEST. If you purchased a Beer Fest only option, you must bring your printed email ticket or have it available on your phone.
We offer free registration into any of our running events or festivals for our top 10 male & female finishers in the half and full marathon. We list the top 3 relay teams (full and half marathon) and the top 3 walkers on our website. We do not do age categories or an award ceremony. All winners in the full and half will be contacted by email, usually a couple of weeks after the event.
Our event is 90% run by volunteers who raise money for their charities through their volunteer hours. Please acknowledge their hard work and thank them. The Aid Stations are competing for a $200 Team Party and it is up to you to let us know which station was your favorite (we’ll email you and post on social media). One single volunteer will also win $100 cash for being the Best Volunteer.
When you bring your gently worn, used or new athletic shoes to the Rockin Brews Marathon, we will send them to Sneakers4Funds. The donations help others in underdeveloped countries and Run Strong Madison (our charity partner) receives a check for each pair of shoes donated. Please bring your shoes to the collection box at the expo on Friday or to the starting line on Saturday.