New location this year!

UW Carbone's Race starts and ends at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course, 9002 County Road PD, Madison, WI 53593.


The 5K is a chipped timed event. Walkers can choose from a 1-mile family friendly route or a 5K route.

5k run/walk map

1-mile walk


Due to course regulations, dogs will not be permitted.

Strollers are allowed on course. It is recommended that participants wishing to bring a stroller ensure the ability to use on a grass course.


Free parking is available offsite at Verona High School at 300 Richard Street, Verona, and Badger Ridge Middle School at 740 N. Main Street, Verona.

Complimentary shuttle service to the event at Thomas Zimmer Cross Course will start at 8:15 am and end at 1:30 pm.

Accessible Parking

Free parking will be available onsite at the Thomas Zimmer Course for anyone with a state-issued hang tag. Please pull up to the front entrance off County Road PD for police to allow you in.


Early Packet Pickup

Thursday, May 28 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course, Madison, WI 53593

Early Packet Pickup will be inside the Registration and Volunteer Tent, located in the parking lot across from the Cross Country Course. Please follow signage as you enter the main gates off County Road PD/McKee Road.

Free parking is available in the parking lot where the tent is located. If full, guests can park on the side of the road.


Saturday, May 30

Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course, 9002 County Road PD, Madison, WI 5359

8:30 am Registration and check-in

9:30 am Opening ceremony

10:00 am 5K run starts

10:15 am 5K and 1-mile walk starts

10:30 am Live performance by Madison County, games and food!




Where can I park for the race?

Parking will be offsite and participants will be shuttled from the parking lots to the Zimmer Championship Course at University Ridge. Both parking and shuttling will be complimentary. Details coming soon.

Where will the race take place?

The Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country course, host of the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Competition, is the new location for UW Carbone’s Race for Research. The event will feature both a 5K and 1-mile route.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

In order to participate, all registrants must turn in a signed waiver when picking up their t-shirt and race bib. Waivers can be found here and onsite at the event.

Can I bring a stroller?

Strollers are allowed on course for the race and can be brought to the course on the shuttles. It is recommended that participants wishing to bring a stroller ensure the ability to use on a grass course.

What is the weather policy?

The race will happen rain or shine! Please prepare accordingly; the race is on a grass surface.

Can I bring my dog to the race?

No, dogs are not permitted on the Zimmer Championship Course.

Will I be able to store a bag while I race?

Yes. Bag check will be available near the check-in tent at the Zimmer Championship Course.

What is your refund policy?

Registration fees and donations are both non-refundable. For more information on the University of Wisconsin Foundation’s policy on refunds, please visit here

What comes with my registration?

Each registered participant will receive the official event bag and shirt, one general admission ticket to the 2019 American Family Insurance Championship, and an invite to the post-race party and concert. Participants that fundraise $100 dollars on their personal fundraising page by June 1 will earn a special driFit t-shirt.

Where will all the money raised be donated?

All proceeds will directly benefit local cancer research with a global impact at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. More information on their work can be found at

Is my registration fee tax-deductible?

Please note that registration fees are non-tax deductible. All donations made directly to fundraising pages are 100% tax-deductible.

What does this mean for you?

Rest assured that all registration fees and directed donations benefit cancer research at UW Carbone. Per federal IRS regulations, the tax-deductible only amount affects the total you can write-off on your taxes and is unrelated to the amount benefitting research.