LABOR DAY WEEKEND: MADISON WI
We use a colored-flag warning system for all course dangers, including weather, medical, fire & police
events. There will be a flag system at each Aid Station along the course. The Race Director or Event Coordinator
will contact each Aid Station Captain to initiate a color change as needed. The following describes
each flag color.
Good Conditions: Everything is normal
Caution: Increased risk of heat related problems or a nearby medical, fire or police event. If
heat related, runners should increase hydration.
Extreme Risk: If heat related, the race clock has stopped, runners should hydrate and walk back to the finish
line if possible. Our course Crew will pick up runners who cannot continue. If there is a nearby medical,
fire or police event that is a risk to the runners, runners will be re-routed to avoid the area of the event.
Extreme Emergency: The race is canceled. Runners should seek shelter immediately.
The first 1.57 miles of the course has been undergoing major road construction. The first section is finished but from miles 0.96 to 1.57, the construction fell behind due to weather. On August 30th, we did a walk-thru with the Contractor and they have assured us that they will have the southbound lane paved and the course will be open to our runners but no cars allowed. There are 3 concrete speed bumps and a few manholes that will have asphalt sloped up to the edges but you should watch the road in this section to prevent trips. At mile 1.57, there is fencing across the road but a 15′ opening will be there for our runners. At the fencing, a Course Marshal will guide you. Everyone will turn right at the fence except the 5K runners, they will turn left. We are sending everyone out in waves to open up the spacing and hopefully avoid bottlenecks at the fence. All elite and first wave runners will go first so they can attempt to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
The 2022 Rockin Brews Marathon Packet Pickup will take place in the Finish Line Festival Tent – Near the corner of Healy Rd & Nichols Road in Monona, WI. Friday, September 2nd, 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Participants will pick up their bibs, race shirts & timing chips. You can park in the community center parking lot.
FULL MARATHON, FULL MARATHON RELAY & ALL RUNNERS USING A PACER
At 8am, the Elite Marathon Runners & Marathon Runners will begin according to Wave Times below. All Half Marathoners using a Pacer, will also start from 8:00-8:04
The second loop for the Full Marathon & Full Marathon Relay, closes at 11:05 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 Timer so they can adjust your distance.
FULL MARATHON, FULL RELAY & PACED STARTS (Wave Starts)
We will start the Marathon Runners in waves, leaving every minute. 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.
8:00 – Elite Wave, projected finish time under 3:20 (start in front of wave 1)
8:00 – Wave 1, projected finish time close to 3:20
8:01 – Wave 2, projected finish time close to 3:40
8:02 – Wave 3, projected finish time close to 4:00
8:03 – Wave 4, projected finish time close to 4:20
8:04 – Wave 5, projected finish time 5:00 or longer
FULL MARATHON RELAY START
8:04 – Runner 1 From All Full Marathon Relay Teams Start Together.
HALF MARATHON STARTS (Wave Starts)
We will start the Half Marathon Runners in waves, leaving every 2
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.
8:07 – Elite Wave, projected finish time under 1:50 (start in front of wave 1)
8:07 – Wave 1, projected finish time close to 1:50
8:09 – Wave 2, projected finish time close to 2:00
8:11 – Wave 3, projected finish time close to 2:10
8:13 – Wave 4, projected finish time close to 2:20
8:15 – Wave 5, projected finish time 2:30 or longer
HALF MARATHON RELAY START
8:15 – Runner 1 From All Half Marathon Relay Teams Start Together.
8:18 – All 5K Runners start together.
13.1 MILE WALK START
8:19 – All Half Marathon Walkers start together.
BEER FEST SCHEDULE
9:30 – The Finish Line Festival tent is open
10:00 – The Finish Line Festival begins. Enjoy light snacks, ciders, beer and live music from Bad Habitz.
10:00-2:00 – Food Carts selling Mexican Food & Wood Fired Pizzas
2:00 – Live music ends
2:15 – Last Call
2:30 – End of Finish Line Festival
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 8am. 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.
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 8am. 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.
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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.
ANYONE USING A PACER MUST LINE UP WITH THE FULL MARATHON, EVEN IF YOU ARE DOING THE HALF.
FULL MARATHON PACE TIMES/EXPECTED FINISH TIMES
8:00 – ELITE RUNNERS (sub 3:40)
8:00 – Wave 1 = 3 hours & 40 minutes Finish Time
8:01 – Wave 2 = 4 hours Finish Time
8:02 – Wave 3 = 4 hours & 20 minutes Finish Time
8:03 – Wave 4 = 4 hours & 40 minutes Finish Time
8:04 – Wave 5 = 5 hours Finish Time
HALF MARATHON PACE TIMES/EXPECTED FINISH TIMES
8:00 – ELITE RUNNERS (sub 1:50)
8:00 – Wave 1 = 1 hour & 50 minutes Finish Time
8:01 – Wave 2 = 2 hours Finish Time
8:02 – Wave 3 = 2 hours & 10 minutes Finish Time
8:03 – Wave 4 = 2 hours & 20 minutes Finish Time
8:04 – Wave 5 = 2 hours & 30 minutes Finish Time
There is plenty of street parking within 1-3 blocks from the starting line. 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 tents across the street from the finish line. 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 light snacks in the tent along with ciders, beers and water. Food carts will be selling food from 10-2. There will be live music from Bad Habitz from 10:00-2:00, playing the biggest hits from the 80’s & 90’s. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BIB OR YOUR BEER FEST TICKET, TO ENTER THE BEER FEST. YOU MUST HAVE AN ID TO ENTER. If you purchased a Beer Fest only option, you must bring your printed email ticket or have it available on your phone. To control waste, we ask that you reuse your beer cups for each pour.
We offer free registration into any of our running events or festivals for our top 5 male & female finishers in the half and full marathon & the top 3 male & female finishers in the 5K Run. 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.
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.