If you want to be a Badger, just run along with us.
Join us for the 5th annual Light of the Moon 5K, a late-night run/walk during Wisconsin Welcome. You and your friends can light up the night (and Lakeshore Path) in this annual celebration.
Registration will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, September 22. We encourage you to register early as the run is limited to 700 participants.
Students & Rec Well Members: Please note that the price will change to the correct rate once it is added to your cart.
Participants must be 18 years or older and/or currently enrolled at UW-Madison. All sales are final. No refunds or transfers.
Early-bird pricing (July 1 – September 10):
- Students: $10
- Rec Well Members: $15
- Non-Rec Well Members: $25
Register before September 10 to guarantee your requested shirt size.
Regular pricing (September 11 – September 22):
- Students: $15
- Rec Well Members: $25
- Non-Rec Well Members: $35
Included in Registration:
Commemorative t-shirt (shirt size guaranteed for early-bird registrants).
Official race timing by End Result Company. Please be prepared to include your age on race day and hometown zip code to include during registration.
Valid photo ID (including Wiscard) required
Thursday, September 26
1-5pm: Natatorium Pool Lobby
6-7pm: Near East Fields (near race start)
What to Expect:
5 kilometers of lakeshore beauty
Various prizes awarded
All-around good times captured in photos by Rec Well photographers
Race Day Information:
Race begins at 7:30pm and course closes at 8:30pm
Free parking in Lot 62 after 4:30pm
Starting line on the Near East Fields, Observatory Drive side of Dejope Residence Hall
Participants are encouraged to wear bright neon inspired clothing for visibility, safety and fun during the race
Bag Drop is available during the race on the Near East Fields (near race start). Bag Drop is complimentary and limited to one bag per participant. All Bag Drop items MUST fit inside a single bag. No other bags or items will be accepted. Participant must pick up bag from Bag Drop area by 9pm the night of the race.
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