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The Madison Marathon & Half

Posted on 11 February 2011

Tracey Cohen, editor of Half2Run News contributed the following information related to the upcoming Madison Marathon and Half. Check out http://www.half2run.com

The start and finish line offer stunning views of Wisconsin’s state capitol, while the race course itself lends a different view every mile!

Being held May 29, 2011 on Capitol Square in ‘beautiful downtown Madison’, the Madison Marathon & Half USATF certified race course highlights its delightful city as it leads athletes through countless charming neighborhoods.

Though weather in the Midwest can be unpredictable at best, race organizers anticipate the snow to be a thing of the past, and May’s average temperatures in ‘America’s Dairyland’ range from lows in the mid 40s to a high of 70 degrees F.

Since Mother Nature can be sneaky, be assured that plans are already in the works for additional water stations along the route.

Walkers able to maintain a 14 minute pace per mile are encouraged to participate with 5,200 of ‘your closest friends’ from no less than 30 different states in an effort to support and promote the American Cancer Society and other local nonprofit organizations.

Rates go up on March 15th, so ‘get it while the gettin is good!’ Last year’s race was a sell out!

And ya might want to take note, true to form, chocolate milk will be found (along with other great grub of course) at the finish line of this ‘Dairyland’ extravaganza.

I run for chocolate; how about you?

~ Tracey

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