LABOR DAY WEEKEND: MADISON WI
EXPO & PACKET PICKUP
The 2020 Rockin Brews Marathon Expo & Packet Pickup will take place at the Monona Community Recreation Center – 1011 Nichols Road Monona, WI 53716 on Friday, September 4th, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (last entry for bib pickup is 6:30 pm). Participants will pick up their goody bag, their race shirts, bibs & timing chips.
FULL MARATHON & RELAY START
At 7am, the Elite Full Marathon Runners will start, followed by the remaining Full Marathon Runners, then the Half & Full Marathon Relay Runners.
HALF MARATHON START
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.
HALF MARATHON WALK START
We will start the Half Marathon Walk as soon as the last Half Marathon Runner has started, between 7:20 and 7:30.
BEER FEST SCHEDULE
At 9am, the beer garden is open with snacks, soda and beer (as well as ciders and some hard seltzers.)
9am-1pm, we will have live music 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. Runner 2 will drop off Runner 1 at the Starting Line before 7am. Runner 1 will wear the slap bracelet and run to Exchange Point 1 at Olin Park, where the rest of your team will be waiting for you. Runner 1 will exchange the slap bracelet with Runner 2, who will then run to the Exchange Point 2 at Olbrich Beach. Runner 2 will exchange with runner 3, who will run to Exchange Point 3, 1 block before the start/finish line. The Full Marathon Relay Team will repeat this a second time with Runners 4, 5 & 6. Once Runner 6 reaches Exchange Point 3, 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. Runner 2 will drop off Runner 1 at the Starting Line before 7am. Runner 1 will wear the slap bracelet and run to Exchange Point 1 at Olin Park, where the rest of your team will be waiting for you. Runner 1 will exchange the slap bracelet with Runner 2, who will then run to the Exchange Point 2 at Olbrich Beach. Runner 2 will exchange with runner 3, who will run to Exchange Point 3, 1 block before the start/finish line. Once Runner 3 reaches Exchange Point 3, 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
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.
THIS IS INFORMATION FROM 2019 WHICH WILL GET UPDATED BEFORE THE MARATHON
The Finish Line Festival takes place in the large tent behind the tennis courts. One side is open to all ages and the other is a fenced in area for participants and beer fest ticket holders who are 21 and older. There are snacks in the tent and cider will be served by Cider House of Wisconsin and beers will be served by Lena Brewing Company. We will have barrels of Miller Lite and bottled and canned beers,hard seltzers and ciders from a variety of craft breweries. Anyone can sit in the all ages side of the tent and enjoy the music but drinks are not served or allowed on that side. There will be live music from Madtown Get Down from 9am-1pm. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ID & 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.