September 4, 2021

Madison & Monona, WI

Full, Half, Relay, Walk

Marathon & Half Marathon


LEAD BIKES AND PACERS should pick up their volunteer shirts, pacing sticks and vests on Friday at the Health Expo from noon to 7pm, located in the Monona Community Recreation Center at 1011 Nichols Rd Monona, WI 53716. If you cannot pick them up on Friday, you can report to Rebecca Thompson at the Volunteer Check-In Tent on Saturday morning before 6:45am. The tent is located in the parking lot of the Community Pool and Tennis courts on  Nichols Rd. You can call Rebecca at (608) 697-8111.

LEAD BIKES You will line up in front of the starting line around 6:55 am. There will be an “Elite” start for the half and full marathon at 7:00. You will stay in front of the runners leading them along the course which is marked with safety cones and directional signs. The lead runner from the full marathon will have a red background on their bib, the lead runner from the half marathon will have a blue background on their bib, you should use your 2-way radio to give periodic updates of location as you pass mile markers along the course. Half Marathon Lead Bikes will end at the Finish Line, Full Marathon Lead Bikes will continue at the Finish Line and do a second full lap of the course. After the Half Marathon Lead Bikes rest a bit, they should go back on the course and locate the last participant and radio that in to the Race Director.

PACERS You will line up in the starting chute in the area that best describes your minute per mile pace, there are signs on posts with pace times. You will hold up your pace sign so your runners can come to you. The full and half marathon will start together 1 minute after the Elite Runners start. Maintain your pace and hand off your timing sign to your exchange partners after the first lap. You may continue a second lap (without the sign) if you want to do the full but make sure your runners know not to follow you.