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Madison Area Running Series is a series of run/walk events in Madison, WI and its surrounding areas

List of Events for 2016- The MARS 2016 schedule will undergo changes.

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# Day Date Name LocationFull Points Partial PointsStarting Time
1Fri 01/01/2016 * New Years Day Dash ** Middleton, WI 5 miles 2 miles walk 5mi run/2mi walk at 10:00AM
2Sat 01/16/2016 * Freeze for Food ** Madison, WI 10k 5k 5k at 12:00PM
10k at 1:00PM
3Sat 02/13/2016 Valentines 5k ** Madison, WI 5k  11:00am
4Sat 03/19/2016 50 Furlong Paoli, WI 6.25 miles  11:30AM
5Sat 04/02/2016 * Black Earth-Canceled ** Black Earth, WI 10 miles 2 miles 10:00AM
6Sat 04/30/2016 Crazylegs Classic ** Madison, WI 8k run 2 mile walk 10:00AM 8k run
10:00AM 2 mile walk
7Sat 05/07/2016 * Lake Monona ** Monona, WI 20k 5k 9:00am
8Sat 06/18/2016 Strawberry Fest Sun Prairie, WI 10k 5k, 1 mile 8:00AM for 5k and 10k
9:30AM for kids 50yd and 100yd
9Thu 07/14/2016 WTC Track Series 3k ** Madison, WI 3k only  5:30PM Field events
6:00PM Running events
8:30PM estimated for 3k
No 1mile event for this day
10Sun 07/24/2016 * Capitol Mile-Canceled Madison, WI 1 mile  3:00PM for runs
11Sat 08/13/2016 Depot to Depot Black Earth, WI 5 miles  8:05am
12Sat 09/03/2016 Cow Chip Classic Prairie du Sac, WI 10k Run 5k 8:00am
13Sun 09/25/2016 Huffin for Habitat-Canceled Madison, WI 5k run 3k walk 10:00AM
14Sun 10/16/2016 Fall 15k Madison, WI 15k 15k relay 9:00am
15Sun 11/06/2016 Madison Turkey Trot  Madison, WI 5 miles 5k Kids 1/4 mile 9:30AM
5k at 10:00AM
5 miles at 11:00AM
*Indicates race date is approximate
**Indicates race information has not been completely verified

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Race Number2
Date01/16/2016 (approx)
NameFreeze for Food
NoticeThis Event goes on Regardless of Weather!
The event was held during all prior 30+ years
Info Verified Not all information shown has been verified!
Distances10k 5k
Distance Full Points10k
Distance Part Points5k
Location LandmarkHenry Vilas Park
LocationRegistration mail-in:
PO Box 1012
Madison, WI 53701

Race location:
1570 Vilas Park Dr.
Madison, WI 53715
Location Interactive Map
Race start: 
Day Registration Time5k at 11:15AM to 11:45AM
10k at 12:00PM to 12:45AM
Early Registration Web Link
Start Time5k at 12:00PM
10k at 1:00PM
DirectorJack Laun
Director Phone Day [608] 354 -1760
Director Phone Evening [608] 203 -6218
Director Email
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