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Information for Solo Runners

Course Records

The MadCity 10K Arboretum Loop course records are held by these outstanding runners!

Notification from USATF - Please read!

Athletes who participate in National Championships and Team USA competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.

100K Solo

The 100K Solo is planned to be the USATF 100K Road National Championship on the USATF course for 2024. The winners of the Women's and Men's Open race will receive an automatic berth on the USA World 100K Team for the race to be held in later in 2024. Rembmer you must be a USATF Member for this to apply.

The 100K Solo race starts at 6:30AM (Sunrise) on April 20 2024. The course will be open until 7:00PM, or 12.5 hours.  For the safety of the runners and to ensure a timely wrap-up, any runner crossing the Start/Finish for Lap 9 after 6:00PM will be strongly encouraged to skip the final Lap.

  • View the USATF 100K Team Qualifying Standards here.

50K Solo

The 50K Solo will once again be a USATF course for 2024. Runners' 50K finish times will be valid in consideration for invitation to join Team USA for the upcoming 50K World Championship.

The 50K Solo race starts at 8:00AM on April 20 2024.

  • View the USATF 100K Team Qualifying Standards here.

USATF Membership

Membership in the USATF is not required to enter the MadCity Solo races. However USATF membership is required to be declared a USATF National Champion for any race designated as the annual USATF National Championship.

To learn more about the USATF and membership, visit the website.

Course Information

The course is a USATF-certified 10K loop located along the shore of Lake Wingra adjacent to Madison's Vilas Park and winds through the beautiful UW Arboretum. Most of the course is open road with a three-block strech of recently-paved sidewalk.

View the course map here.

For 2024 the course will be open from the start of the 100K at 6:30AM until 7:00PM. All runners must complete their race prior to the course closing time.

Solo Race Rules

The MadCity Solo races adhere to the USATF Road Race rules. A complete set of rules is located on the Rule Book on the USATF web site.

Runner Gear and Nutrition Drop

The MadCity Solo runners may drop their bags containing gear and nutrition prior to the race. 

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