Made to Move In-Person 10K

This year, Made to Move is being held virtually for all distances, 
but our dream of racing in Madison, Wisconsin, is still alive in 2021! 

We are hosting a smaller-scale in-person 10K in Madison, on a beautiful looped course in the UW Arboretum. The race will be timed by Race Day Events, and currently it is limited to 150 runners.



The “Arb Loop” is one of the city’s most iconic running routes — a 6.2-mile path that leads you counter-clockwise alongside Lake Wingra, past fields and through shady woods.

The 10K course will be marked and have cones for added safety, but outside of our finish/start area, it will not be closed to traffic. That said, the majority of this course is through the Arboretum with limited (and slow) traffic. We just ask that you are mindful of your surroundings on race day!

Starting near the Henry Vilas Zoo, you run toward the infamous Edgewood Hill — don’t worry, you take a sharp left before you get there!

The course has three major hills spaced out pretty nicely throughout the route. You will travel mostly on multi-use path, sidewalk and some lightly traveled road sections.

Do not be surprised if you encounter some wildlife in the Arboretum, as there are flocks of what are locally know as the Arb turkeys.” But they won’t bother you!

For a mid-race bathroom break, there is a porta jon near the UW Arboretum Visitor Center.



The race will start and finish in the same spot, near the Henry Vilas Park. The address of the park is 1602 Vilas Park Dr., Madison, WI. You can utilize nearby parking lots and there is ample street parking as well. We will utilize the Vilas shelter for restrooms — it is rented and ours for the morning. 

The race will start at 8:30 am. If you are looking to test your competitive spirit and desire that long-awaited ‘rush’ of the start line gun going off, you are welcome to toe the line for a competitive ‘all at once’ start. This is your choice! Aside from this competitive start, we will be asking ladies to give space in the start line area where we’ll have a rolling start. This rolling start will essentially give a few seconds between runners at the start of the race. With such a small race, we feel confident this will move very quickly. We also ask that you are mindful/considerate of your pace and where it makes sense for you to line up before the race. We appreciate your understanding and patience on all of this

Effective June 2nd, all Dane County orders or restrictions as it relates to COVID-19 will be lifted. Given this, our race has no mandatory guidelines to pass along to runners or spectators from our county health department. However, we ask that all runners and spectators review the current CDC guidance and plan your race day accordingly. We ask each of you to self-monitor, take precautions as needed and be responsible for not just yourself, but every woman who will be showing up on race day.

Due to COVID protocols, we are very limited in what we can provide for race course support. We are planning to provide bottled water and a porta potty for runners approximately halfway through the 10K route. Please plan accordingly though and bring extra hydration if you need it. Spectators can find their way on to the loop course easily by vehicle, but please note there is a barricade at the Arboretum visitor center that does prohibit vehicles from going all the way through the course.

We are doing our best to ensure safety but also encouraging celebration and fun. We'll have Bubbl'r refreshments and water for all runners at the finish line. There will be no nutrition provided. For your post-race plans, do what is comfortable for you. You are welcome to stay and celebrate other runners as they finish! 

We are thrilled to have Angie Krey and Steena Cirves capturing photo and video for us on race morning! Your stories, smiles and reasons for showing up will be EVERYTHING for encouraging women to join us in 2022. With fewer than 150 women attending, our hope is to get as many personal photos, stories, high fives, smiles, reflections and stories as possible. And please share your race day experiences on social media, tagging @madetomoverace so we can celebrate with you!


If you are looking to spend race weekend at a hotel in Madison, please consider one of these hotels, which we have worked with to secure a block of rooms. To take advantage of hotel discounts, please book by May 10!

Best Western Inn Towner
2424 University Ave., Madison, WI 53726
(608) 233-8778   
Call the hotel, select option #3 and reference group code (1498-1) or use the Made to Move online booking link

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governors Club
1 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53703
(608) 294-3053 
Use the group direct booking link.

Hyatt Place Madison/Downtown
333 W. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
(608) 316-7274  
Book under the group block by clicking this link (enter your arrival and departure dates and click “search” and the discount rate will appear). Or call (888) 492-8847 and ask for the G-MADE block. If you try to reserve rooms outside of June 10-13, 2021, the rate will come up as unavailable.   

If you have questions about hotel blocks, please contact Jen at