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Walk for Awareness of pancreatic cancer

Oct 11, 2014 7:00am-10:00am

Monroe, WI High School
Help raise awareness of the 4th deadliest cancer in the nation, pancreatic cancer, by participating in Walk for Awareness, a 5k run/walk through the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding the Monroe High School. Early registration is just $20 through October 3 and it includes an event t-shirt. This is a family friendly event and all are welcome to join.

Jo Hawthorn

Regional Rendezvous

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Tenney Park, 402 N. Thornton Ave., Madison
The Dairyland Walkers are hosting a regional rendezvous with three walks that the public is invited to participate in. Each walk may be done on any of the three days. Walkers may register and start walking anytime between 8 a.m. and noon. Cost is $12.00 for the first walk and $2.00 for the second and third walks. Distances vary from 5K to 10K. One walk will go into Maple Bluff, one will go to Olbrich Gardens, and one goes to the Capitol/University area. Visit for more info.

Russ Crane

Wisconsin Fall Colors Run

Oct 18, 2014 9:00 am

Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Lodi, WI
Who else loves the fall in Wisconsin? We think it's one of the most beautiful times of the year. Join us for a 2, 4 or 8 Mile Run/Walk on the Ice Age Trail on the Gibraltar Segment in Lodi. Enjoy the fall colors seen along the bluffs on this run! $10 from each registration will go directly to the Ice Age Trail Alliance.

Enjoy the natural beauty of Wisconsin Fall Colors on the scenic Ice Age Trail!

No, we will not be throwing any color powder on you...this is just a good old fashioned trail run on a beautiful (but challenging) segment of the Ice Age Trail. You will enjoy amazing views of Lake Wisconsin and Devils Lake from the top of the bluffs and finish in the valley right next to the Merrimac Ferry Landing.

Three distances available so no matter your age or ability we've got an event for you: 2 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk (not timed), 4 Mile Run/Walk, or 8 Mile Run.

Link to register:

Crystal Neely

Joggin for the Noggin

Sep 20, 2014 2:00pm

Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, 401 S. Owen Dr., Madison, WI 53711
A 5k fun run/walk benefitting the UW Carbone Cancer Center's Brain Cancer Research Program.

Donate or Register at:

Sarah Bolser

Mad City Buddy Walk

Oct 18, 2014 8:30am

Madison, WI
Registration for the 13th Annual Mad City Buddy Walk is now live! Our walk will be held on Saturday, October 18th. The event will begin at 8:30am at Monona Terrace.

Click here for more information on the event and registration.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Ghoulish Gallop

Oct 18, 2014 race time 8:30 am

McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg, WI
RASCW Ghoulish Gallop 10K & 5K Run/Walk & Irv Stein Memorial Walk is presented by The State Bank of Cross Plains and takes place on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg. Join the fun and festivities with a Halloween themed event which raises funds for a great cause, the RASCW Housing Foundation! For more information, visit our web site:

Phone: (608) 240-2800

Hoot Hoot Hustle

Oct 4, 2014 10am

1011 Nichols Rd., Monona, WI 53716
Enjoy a great fall morning and participate in the 3rd annual Hoot Hoot Hustle! This FUN RUN benefits Winnequah School PTO and the Monona Parks & Recreation Department. The 5‐kilometer run follows the course of the Lake Monona 5K. The 1‐mile walk follows the perimeter of Winnequah Park. Registration fee includes a t-shirt and post-race party. You must register by September 19 to be guaranteed a t-shirt

Missy Kedzorski, 608-222-4167,

Globe-athon - to End Women's Cancers

Sep 20, 2014 1-4 pm

McKee Farms Park, 2930 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg WI
A global movement to raise awareness about below the belt cancers, with the goals of increased early detection and prevention. Join us to honor and celebrate all women affected by gynecologic cancers. Globe-athon is a coalition of more than 60 countries dedicated to unifying communities around the world to raise awareness of GYN cancers.
12:30 p.m. Registration
1:30 p.m. Welcome and Kickoff
2:00 p.m. 5 K (or half) walk - Wear purple!
3:30 p.m. Closing and music from Tangled up in Blue and the Ryan McGrath Band

Marilyn Pientka, 836-6432 or 235-0652

Globe-athon Madison Awareness Walk 2014

Sep 20, 2014 1-4 pm

McKee Farms Park, 2930 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg.
This FREE, family-friendly, awareness event is a global movement to honor all women affected by gynecologic cancers. Includes a 5K walk, live music, and raffle.

Marilyn Pientka, 608-235-0652

The Brittany Run - 5K

Oct 4, 2014 2pm

Edgewood College, Madison, WI
All runners and walkers welcome!

Join us for the 2014 Brittany Run 5K on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. New this year our run/walk will be hosted at Edgewood College, with a route through their campus and nearby Vilas Park.

Madison Area Crime Stoppers

Run for Literacy

Oct 19, 2014 10:30am

315 W. Gorham St., Madison, WI
Our scenic route down State Street and through the UW-Madison campus is sure to please both avid runners and strolling supporters alike! Choose your distance with the 10K run, 5K run, or 5k walk -or bring the kids to our 10am Fun Run down State Street! Money raised will support Literacy Network’s programs and help keep classes and tutors free for low-literate adults in Dane County. Better literacy can lead to better jobs, better graduation rates for their children, and better health for their families!

Natalie Russell

Alzheimer's Walk

Sep 27, 2014 7:45am

Warner Park Shelter, 2930 N. Sherman Ave, Madison
Join hundreds of people in our community who lace up their shoes each fall and gather up pledges to participate in the Alzheimer's Walk, the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance's largest annual fundraiser!
Every penny raised at the Alzheimer’s Walk stays here in south central Wisconsin -- providing critical support and education to both families and professionals impacted by any dementia-related disease. By attending the Alzheimer’s Walk, whether you walk or not, you not only support the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance financially, but you also show elected officials that you support Alzheimer issues.

Visit for more information and to register.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
608.232.3400 or toll-free 888.308.6251

Betty Becker Memorial Walk Run

Oct 4, 2014 8am

Fireman's Park in Columbus WI
The Betty Becker walk/run remembers a great champion of Columbus causes, Betty Becker. Betty’s lively spirit and can-do attitude inspired many of us, so we continue to walk in her memory, using the funds for our community. The Step Sisters is a group formed by Betty to carry on the spirit of philanthropy and good will. The Sisters come together each year to raise funds for a worthwhile cause. This year the Sisters are expanding their efforts from a walk to a walk/run event to further their can-do attitudes to more of our neighbors, family members and friends

All proceeds from this event will be used for the Live It! Pre-teen Nutrition and Fitness Program held by Columbus Community Hospital within the Columbus & Fall River Middle Schools. This program aims to decrease obesity within our communities by teaching middle school aged youth about nutrition and the importance of physical activity and how it incorporates into their overall wellness.

Register Prior To Event
$25 Per Pre-registered Participant
By September 17, 2014

Registration At Event
$30 Per Participant
After September 17, 2014
Shirts are not guaranteed to those who do not pre-register. Youth shirts will only be provided to those who pre-register.

To register or for more information visit

Emily Dilley or 920-623-1370

To register or for more information visit

Couch to 5k Running Club Session 2

Jul 29, 0014 Tuesdays from July 29th to September 23rd, 2014

Outside of Meriter Hospital - near the corner of Brooks and Mounds Streets
Have you ever thought of running a 5K but don’t know how to train for it? Meriter–UnityPoint Health invites you to join our Couch to 5K Running Club. The Couch to 5K is a plan developed to help beginners get into running or take your current training and enhance it.
Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking, to gradually build up your fitness and stamina. It creates realistic expectations and makes the challenge feel achievable right from the start.
For Session 2 there are several options:
• Couch to 5K designed for those that haven’t been running but want to start
• 5K to 10K for those that can currently run/walk 5K (3.1 miles) and want to increase their distance to a 10K (6.2 miles)
• 5K walkers we encourage anyone to join us and walk the 5K
The best part of the Meriter’s Couch to 5K program is that it is FREE! In addition, if you attend 6 of the 9 sessions you will also receive a FREE entry for the Zoo Run Run on Sunday, September 28 at 9:00 am.
Dates and Times: Every Tuesday from July 29 – September 23 at 5:45 pm
Location: Outside of Meriter Hospital - near the corner of Brooks and Mounds Streets
Parking: Free at the Meriter Hospital parking lot
Cost: FREE
What to wear: comfortable workout clothes and supportive running shoes
What to bring: water bottle, running watch and car key storage

Beth Craig: 608-417-5605

Run with Wolfes

Sep 28, 0014 8:00 a.m.

Menomonee Park, W220 N7884 Townline Road, Menomonee Falls
Run with Wolfes will be hosting its 5th Annual 8K run & 5K run/walk at Menomonee Park on Sunday, Sept 28. Proceeds benefit brain cancer research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Come experience Wisconsin in one of its fine park. The course travels through the park along gently rolling hills and well groomed trails. Mother nature will be your guide and along the way perhaps you'll see some deer or a red fox squirrel. Enjoy the weather as summer slips into fall and the leaves begin to change.

Come join us for an amazing day for a great cause.

Sandy Brohman, 262-391-7364,

The Glo Run

Sep 19, 0014 7:30pm

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way Madison, WI 53713
5k Run through a dreamworld of glowing wonders dancing to music. DJ at the finish. Visit

Race Director, 224-757-5425,

Jingle Bell Run/Walk Dane County

Dec 7, 0014 Registration starts at 8:00 am and Race starts at 10:30am

Verona Area High School. 300 Richard St, Verona, WI 53593
Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join us for some holiday cheer. The event features a 5k and a 10k run/walk that benefits the Arthritis Foundation.

Megan Cooley. 608-221-9800.

Gilda's Run 2014

Oct 5, 0014 10:30am

Held on October 5th at 10:30am, featuring a 5K run and a 2 mile walk, this great event is fun for the whole family! Ending at Gilda's Clubhouse with Ruth’s Chris burgers and Culver’s sundaes, this delicious event supports the important work of Gilda’s Club Madison, to ensure that no one faces cancer alone!
Pre-registration is $30 for adults and $20 for kids under 13 through September 5th.
For more information, to form a team, or register for the event, please visit: or contact Teresa Gmur:
We hope to see you there!

Teresa Gmur (608) 828-8862

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Sep 21, 0014 8:30am

Monona Terrace Madison, WI
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 650 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Kari Paterson, (608) 203-8500,

Henry Vilas Zoo Run Run & Kids Roo Run Run

Sep 28, 0014 Zoo Run Run starts at 9am, Kids Roo Run Run starts at 10:30am.

Madison, WI
Join the Henry Vilas Zoo for the 9th annual Zoo Run Run & Kids Roo Run Run on Sunday, September 28, 2014!

Choose between a 10K Run or 5K Run/Walk. Kids participating in the Roo Run Run will have three courses to choose from: a quarter mile, a half mile, or a full mile. The 10K Run and the 5K run are chip timed.

NEW this year, the Zoo Run Run is challenging participants to participate in our team and individual fundraising challenge. With your help, we hope to meet our fundraising goal of $10,000. The money raised will benefit the Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo which was founded in 1914 to provide funding for the Henry Vilas Zoo. These funds are used for improvements which are essential to the operation of your Zoo.

For more information and to register go to

Friends of the Zoo