strides for Africa


Course Map

The 5k run/walk course is relatively flat, and features Madison parks and waterways.

After a first mile through Madison's Willy Street neighborhood, participants will be directed down the bike path adjacent to the Yahara River to Madison's Tenney Park. 5k Participants will enjoy a stretch along Lake Mendota prior to returning to Central Park.

Please pay close attention to course signage and course marshals on the course.

Download map of the route and another map of Central Park registration area

Event Rules

The following rules must be followed by all participants: 

• Obey race officials; yield to ALL emergency vehicles.

• All strollers/wagons for kids are recommended in the WALK ONLY. If you would like to run with a jogging stroller, please be respectable of other runners and start in the back.

• No bicycles, roller blades or pets.

• Bibs for timed events must be worn on the outside of clothing during race.