We’re so excited to host you in Madison for the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games July 27 – August 1.
Grab tickets to the Games here, then round out your visit with the info below.
Madison is a fun, welcoming city, relatively casual with farm-fresh food and countless ways to be active (200 miles of biking and hiking trails!) — all surrounded by 5 beautiful lakes. Plus, we’re Wisconsin’s State Capitol, that also happens to be home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its 40,000+ students. From Capitol to campus, lakes to landscapes, and a craft culture that extends beyond foodies to breweries, wineries and distilleries, we hope you enjoy our destination while you're here! See more of Madison by browsing the digital visitors guide.
Temperatures in late July/early August will see highs around 80 degrees and lows around 60 degrees, so it’s best to bring some cool, breathable clothing for the warmer days and a light jacket or sweatshirt for the cooler nights. Rainfall commonly occurs this time of year, so come prepared with a rain jacket or poncho.
We recommend sticking these items in your suitcase:
- Waterproof sunscreen
- Insect repellent
- Face mask
As of June 2, 2021 face masks are not required in Madison or Dane County.
However, Madison is a mask-friendly destination, and we do recommend bringing a mask with you. Public Health recommends that unvaccinated people continue to wear masks in indoor spaces, and individual businesses may require one for entry.
The exception to this rule: Masks will still be required for all passengers and employees on public transportation through September 13. This includes on the bus, at the airport and on commercial air and rail systems.
Because masks provide another layer of protection, we ask that everyone respect the choices of others during this time.
You can find answers to more COVID-19-related questions on our Reopening page.
Yes! Everything from farmers' markets and concerts to baseball games. Visit our event calendar for a full list.
We have over 13 local CrossFit boxes ready and waiting for you!
Looking for courts, a pool and more? Check out Recreation & Wellbeing at the University of Wisconsin's one-week membership for all CrossFit Games athletes and spectators.
Making your way around Madison is easy, and the Alliant Energy Center (where the CrossFit Games are held), is only 2.5 miles from Downtown Madison! (Check out real-time Downtown Madison parking availability here.)
Travel time to Downtown Madison
Drive: 7 minutes: It’s a straight shot from the Alliant Energy Center to Downtown Madison, so this short jaunt should be a breeze at any time of the day. Because parking at the Alliant Energy Center is limited, we highly recommend you use a rideshare service, such as Lyft or a Taxi.
Bike: 15 minutes: Enjoy a picturesque view of the Madison skyline as you approach downtown via the Capital City Trail that borders Lake Monona. Madison was awarded Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community status from the League of American Bicyclists, so you’ll be among friends! Drop by Budget Bicycle Center, or rent an electric bike from one of the many Madison BCycle stations. Plus, there's a bike valet available at the Alliant Energy Center so no need to worry about finding a place to park your bike while you enjoy the Games!
Bus: 35 minutes: Hop on a Madison Metro bus via one of the stops nearby the Alliant Energy Center, including a stop just a one-minute walk from the entrance.
Walk: 45 minutes: Experience Madison up close and personal with a walk along Lake Monona and through some of Madison’s downtown neighborhoods.
Handstand Walk: ??? We'll be impressed no matter how long it takes you!