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Run for Literacy 2016
5K - 10K - Kids Run

Registration is open for the 2017 Run for Literacy! Sign up here:

Thank you for an amazing year!  We are thrilled that you stepped up with us to support adult literacy.

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Help Us Step Towards Literacy for All Adults in Dane County!

Join us in 2016 as we celebrate the Literacy Network's 25th Annual Run for Literacy! Follow us on Facebook by clicking here!


Upgrade your event shirt to a special edition, dri-fit t-shirt instantly when you raise $75 in pledges!Start by creating a fundraising page during registration and share with friends and family, or make the pledge yourself. Either way, this is a great way to show your support for the Literacy Network. Fundraising pages will remain active through November 2016. Note: A commitment to raise a minimum of $75 in pledges must be identified through RaceRoster by October 15, 2016 to receive dri-fit shirt at packet pick-up. After that date, individuals who commit to raising $75 on RaceRoster will receive the dri-fit shirt on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Your participation in this annual event raises money to provide educational resources to low-literate adults in Dane County who are seeking to improve their reading, writing, and English skills.

Join us as we walk, run and jog through downtown Madison and the UW-Madison campus with over 600 of our closest friends to help adults in Dane County gain literacy skills. Adults who join the Literacy Network's programs are achieving their goals of financial stability, improved employment, stronger relationships with the healthcare system, and the ability to support their children's education. 

“I was not a good student as a child so I hope my children are better students than I was. I will be there to support them when they need it.- Raina Dominquez


As a participant of the 25th Annual Run for Literacy, you will receive our signature long-sleeve t-shirt, chip-timed running course, and a special photo finish. We can't wait to see you there!

Interested in participating, but don't want to walk or run? We wouldn't be able to do this without our SUPER volunteers! To learn more about volunteering for this event, check out the "Volunteer" tab on the left side of this page.  


Sunday, October 23, 2016 

10:30 AM

Registration fees

1/2 Mile Kids Run Closed

Great for kids who want a shorter run!

10K Run Closed

Timed participant

    1. $35.00
      Apr 1 - Jul 31
    2. $40.00
      Aug 1 - Oct 20

5k Run Closed

Timed participant

    1. $35.00
      Apr 1 - Jul 31
    2. $40.00
      Aug 1 - Oct 20

5K Walk Closed

    1. $30.00
      Apr 1 - Jul 31
    2. $35.00
      Aug 1 - Oct 20

10K Run Student Rate Closed

Elementary - College Student

    1. $25.00
      Apr 1 - Jul 31
    2. $30.00
      Aug 1 - Oct 20

5K Run Student Rate Closed

Elementary - College Student

    1. $25.00
      Apr 1 - Jul 31
    2. $30.00
      Aug 1 - Oct 20

5K Walk Student Rate Closed

Elementary - College Student

    1. $20.00
      Apr 1 - Jul 31
    2. $25.00
      Aug 1 - Oct 20

Fundraising for Literacy Network

You can make an even bigger difference in the lives of students by fundraising for Literacy Network. It's easy!

1.  After you have registered for the event, check out your personal fundraising page.

2.  Send the link to your friends, family and co-workers and ask them to donate on your page.

3.  That's it! You are raising money to improve the lives of student learners here at Literacy Network.


If you have family and friends who would prefer to make a donation in person you can download this pledge form to help with collection. Please bring any offline donations with you on race day to turn in to the registration table.

Packet Pickup

Pick up your t-shirt and bib number early and skip the line on race day!

Friday, October 21 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Saturday, October 22 9:00 am - 11:30 am

**New Location**  

Literacy Network Office

701 Dane Street, Madison, WI 53713

You can pick up a packet for a friend or team!  Let the packet pickup volunteers know the names of others you are picking up for and make sure your friends know you picked up their materials. 


Parking is available in the lots in downtown Madison. The State Street Campus garage (415 N. Lake Street, Madison, WI) is the closest to the start and finish line of the event. For more parking information, check out the City of Madison parking availability here.

Participant Deals

Participants of the 2016 Run for Literacy can receive special discounts at local stores in the area. Check back often for a growing list of discounts available to you.

Chaser's Bar & Grille (319 W. Gorham Street)
$5 off Jumbo Bloody Mary's & Screwdrivers

Espresso Royale (650 State Street)
$1.00 off any drink purchase

Fair Trade Coffee House (418 State Street)
$.50 off purchase

Hawk's Bar & Grill (425 State Street)
10% off purchase

Jamba Juice (401 State Street)
10% off purchase

Mr. Brew's Taphouse (305 W. Johnson Street)
10% off total bill

State Street Brats (603 State Street)
$5 Burgers and Fries combo; $2.75 Miller or Coors

Rockhound Brewery (444 S Park Street)
15% off total bill

Chip Timing

Runners who sign up for the 5K run or the 10K run will be chip timed. Timing chips are a part of your bib. Your bib must be worn on the front of your chest to be correctly read at the start and finish line. Do not bend your bib or the attached chip. Timing services will be facilitated by an outside company but you are responsible for appropriately wearing your chip to get an accurate read. Details about your timing will be posted at the finish line and will be updated periodically. You will receive an official email from our timing company after the event.  

The Course

You won't want to miss this course! The 5K Run and 10K Run course begins near the corner of State and Gorham streets and go through the UW campus along Lakeshore Path before returning back to State Street. This is an out-and-back course.

The 5K Walk course begins near the corner of State and Gorham streets and meanders through the UW campus before returning to State Street.

Note the the 5K Walk course will follow a different route than the running courses. However, all participants will start and end at the same location.


Check out the 2016 Course Maps!

5K Walk Course Map

5K Run Course Map

10K Run Course Map

The 2016 course is subject to change if the City of Madison, City of Shorewood Hills, or the University of Wisconsin- Madison decide to do any large construction projects that impact our route.  Notificaiton will be sent prior to the race if changes are made but no refunds will be given due to route changes.

Online Registration Tips

We are going green this year!  We are trying to save our trees and save on printing costs so we hope you will register online for the event.  If you really, really, really want to register through the mail you can find the registration form here but hey, you are already here so you might as well sign up online!



Registering a Team

To register a team, the team captain should first register themself. Teams have an unlimited capacity and team members can register at any time while online registraion is open.


1.  During the registration process it will ask if you want to join or create a team. 

2.  Answer yes.

3.  Choose to create a team.

4.  Create a team name (you have the option to create a password which will make your team private - your team members will have to enter the password during registration).

5.  Complete your registration for the event.

6.  Email/call/facebook all of your friends and share the registration site with them. Make sure to let them know what your team name is.

7.  Teammates can register for whatever run or walk that they want to (5K run, 10K run, 5K walk). It does not matter what event you are participating in.

8.  Let your teammates know that during their registration process answer yes to the question “Would you like to join or create a team?".


1.  Choose Join Team; answer yes to the question “Would you like to join or create a team?"

2.  In the dropdown box choose your team name.

3.  Continue with registration to officially register for the event.

Training Tips

Check out this great list of training apps to help you get to the finish line of the Run for Literacy!


Generously Sponsored By

Join the list of sponsors today! Contact Jen at 608-244-3911 to discuss sponsorship or complete this form.





Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Liles Parker PLLC $350.00
2 Tana Elias $100.00
3 Anonymous $100.00

Top Teams


Madison Public Library

Raised: $475.00


Kids Lit Book Club

Raised: $270.00


The Oxford Commas

Raised: $210.00

Top Fundraisers


Jackie Forman





Brian Kocken

Raised: $175.00


Brenda Redepennin...





Event Schedule

  • October 23 10:00 AM CDT - Kids' Fun Run

  • October 23 10:30 AM CDT - 10K Run Start

  • October 23 10:30 AM CDT - 5K Run Start

  • October 23 10:30 AM CDT - 5K Walk Start

Contact Information

Event Location

425 State St, Madison, WI, United States

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