Race FAQ

Where should I park?

Parking will be limited. Please carpool if possible. When you enter the park, look for race staff to direct you to a spot. There will be parking in the main parking lot, in adjacent mowed fields, and along the entrance road into the park.

Do I register my child for the fun run?

No. Just join us at the start line at 8:30 and choose the 1k or 100-yard dash. Parents, feel free to run with your kids. All finishers will receive a sticker!

Will there be aid stations for the 7k and 12k?

Yes. We will have an aid station at the 2-mile mark of the 7k course, and aid stations at the 2- and 5.5-mile marks of the 12k. Each aid station will have a choice of water or a sports drink.

Are there mile markers?

No. It will be more fun to look at the pretty leaves. But you can use the aid stations as markers (see above), and a sign near the end will let you know you’re nearing the finish.

Will the course be marked?

The course will be well-marked with pin flags, chalk arrows on the ground, and signs. We’ll also have volunteers at key intersections.

Can I check out the course before the race?

Yes, maps of the 7k and 12k race courses are available as PDFs.

What if I twist an ankle?

Keep moving if you can. We will have volunteers at each aid station looking out for injuries. We also have first-aid help from National Ski Patrol volunteers, ice, and other supplies on hand for cuts and bruises. Please use common sense and help your fellow runners.

Can I wear headphones or run with my dog?

For the safety of all runners, please leave your headphones and pets at home.

Can I switch races?

We would prefer that you not. If you need to switch races, please e-mail us as soon as possible.

What happens after the races?

You’ll want to stay for food, live music, and race awards. Also see displays about Indian Lake, Dane County parks, and the Ice Age Trail Alliance. Be sure not to miss the grand finale, the raffle.

What can I win at the raffle?

You’re automatically entered in the raffle. If we draw your race number, you could win a pair of Wisconsin football tickets (and other UW sports), Ice Age Trail Alliance atlas and guide, running and outdoor gear, massage,  EVP coffee, pumpkins, wine, honey, local farm products, gift certificates, and more.