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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 2020- The MARS 2020 schedule will undergo changes.

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# Day Date Name LocationFull Points Partial PointsStarting Time
1Wed 01/01/2020 New Years Day Dash Middleton, WI 5 miles 2 miles walk 5mi run/2mi walk at 10:00AM
2Sat 02/08/2020 Valentines 5k Madison, WI 5k  11:00am
3Sat 03/07/2020 Freeze for Food Madison, WI 10k 5k 5k at 12:00PM
10k at 1:00PM
4Sat 03/28/2020 50 Furlong - Postponed Paoli, WI 6.25 miles  11:30AM
5Sat 04/04/2020 Black Earth 10 Quasi Classic Run - Postponed Black Earth, WI 10 miles 2 miles run/walk 10:00AM
6Sat 04/25/2020 Crazylegs Classic - Cancelled ** Madison, WI 8k run 2 mile walk 10:00AM 8k run
10:00AM 2 mile walk
7Sat 05/02/2020 Lake Monona - Virtual Monona, WI 20k 5k 9:00am
8Thu 06/11/2020 * WTC Track Series 3k - Canceled ** Oregon, WI 3k only  5:30PM Field events
6:00PM Running events
7:20PM estimated for 3k
No 1mile event for this day
9Sat 06/20/2020 Strawberry Fest-Run is Canceled Sun Prairie, WI 10k 5k 5k_Bike 8:00AM for 5k and 10k
9:30AM for kids 50yd and 100yd
10Sat 07/04/2020 July 4th Runs **  Participation Only Varies 7:15AM
(varies based on whatever race your choose)
11Mon 08/10/2020 Depot to Depot (Black Earth Field Days) -No Points ** Black Earth, WI No Points No Points TBA
12Sat 09/05/2020 Cow Chip Classic - Canceled Prairie du Sac, WI 10k Run 5k Run/Walk 8:00am
13Sat 10/03/2020 * Indian Lake Trail Run ** Cross Plains, WI 12k 7k 9:00AM
14Sun 10/25/2020 * Fall 15k ** Madison, WI 15k 15k relay 9:00am
15Sun 11/01/2020 * Madison Turkey Trot ** Madison, WI 5k  Kids 1/4 mile 9:30AM
5k at 10:00AM
*Indicates race date is approximate
**Indicates race information has not been completely verified

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Race Number12
NameCow Chip Classic - Canceled
NoticeBoth 5k and 10k have mile markers
Info VerifiedAll information shown has been verified,
unless noted otherwise
Distances10k Run | 5k Run/Walk
Distance Full Points10k Run
Distance Part Points5k Run/Walk
Location LandmarkMarion Park
LocationMail-in registration:
Cow Chip Run
PO Box 82
Sauk City, WI 53583

Race location:
Marion Park, corner of Grand & Fourth St. (near outdoor pool).
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578

Packet pick up and T-shirt available Fri. Sept 4th from 5:00-7:00 pm next to Marion Park, corner of Grand and Fourth St. (near pool)
Location Interactive Map
Day Registration Time6:30am to 7:45am
Early Registration Web Link
Start Time8:00am
DirectorRoger Clason
Director Email
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