Saturday, July 13, 2024

Race Evaluate: Run Madtown – Chicago Athlete Journal


On Sunday, Could twenty ninth, Run Madtown returned to downtown Madison and supplied runners a 13.1 or 5K full of hills, hills, and extra hills. Did I point out that it was HILLY?!?

Wow – what a course. Don’t get me mistaken – it was lovely and ever altering as runners wove by the downtown streets to start. Downtown Madison is straight out of a Hallmark film with espresso, wine, and artwork outlets lining the streets. To not point out charming eating places and boutiques.

Runners started on the capital constructing the place the race firm had streets closed and it felt like a real get together in the beginning and finish.

It was very enjoyable to learn the entire totally different indicators on every of the outlets lining the downtown streets. Practically each storefront was crammed, which was a pleasant factor to see.

After the primary few miles, runners loved a tree lined path that wove round Lake Wingra and supplied runners each shade and nature. We circled previous a golf course and even ran by the College of Wisconsin.

It was a really effectively thought out course that required an immense quantity of planning by Race Day Occasions. The course was very effectively marked and volunteers had been accessible at each flip. Support stations supplied water and a sports activities drink each few miles and native regulation enforcement had streets closed for runners.

Fortunately race morning temps had been cool within the excessive 60’s and low 70’s and the solar solely peaked out towards the tip of my race. However, wow these hills. It’s just like the Cary Half Insanity in that the hills had been actually unfold all through the course with a killer towards the tip.

All runners obtained a brief sleeved shirt and finishers medal. And, we had been handled to an awesome breakfast on the finish of the race. Due to Madison Festivals for an extremely effectively accomplished race.

 

 

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