Patience, Please.

Patience, Please.

Many Madison businesses are understaffed and training new employees.
But their devotion to your experience is stronger than ever.
Thanks for your increased patience, kindness & understanding.


Madison Marathon Presented by SSM Health

Wisconsin Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
  • Presented By: Madison Festivals, Inc.
  • Dates: November 14, 2021
  • Location: Capitol Square
  • Time: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Prices vary by distance and registration date

Although we are very optimistic that we will be able to race in person together this November, a great deal of uncertainty remains. Which is why we are excited to offer In-Person Waitlist Registration for the 2021 Madison Marathon presented by SSM Health. Madison Festivals, Inc. will follow public health guidance from the City of Madison and Public Health Madison Dane County and will finalize our plans for the race in July. Learn more here.


The Madison Marathon Presented by SSM Health, started in 1994, has grown into a world-class event attracting runners from all 50 states to run past Madison's iconic landmarks and features, starting and ending on the beautiful Capitol Square.  The race is held Sunday morning of Veterans Day weekend. Veterans are highlighted and receive a race discount.  Area non-profits are paid to provide volunteers for the race and for the Expo on Saturday. 


The free health and fitness Expo is held Saturday at Monona Terrace and is open to the public. Participants must register for the race.


The Michelob Ultra Post-Race Party is held at the completion of the race.