Event Start Times
RUNNERS – 8K RUN – 10:00am (CDT) / Wheelchair – 9:50am (CDT)
WALKERS – 2 MILE WALK – WILL START IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING ALL RUNNERS
Race Start / Finish Locations
RUNNERS AND WALKERS will BOTH START on STATE STREET with staging down Carroll Street.
No registration or packet pick-up at the start.
A grand FINISH near the 50 yard line of Camp Randall Stadium. Finish where legends such as the legendary Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch (who the race is named after), Pat Richter, Ron Dayne, J.J. Watt, and Russell Wilson have played.
Clothing / Gear Transportation
For participants’ convenience, clear Crazylegs bags are provided at the packet pickup locations to put their sweats, etc. in. Reynolds Transfer & Storage, Inc. provides the sweat trucks at the starting areas on the Square and transports the bags over to Camp Randall Stadium. No personal bags or backpacks can be dropped off at the sweat truck.
The last truck leaves the square at 10:40am. For sweats pickup at the stadium, follow signs to “SWEATS PICKUP” as you exit from the finish.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PERSONAL ITEMS. BAGS MUST BE MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE WITH YOUR BIB NUMBER AND WAVE (IF APPLICABLE) FOR IDENTIFICATION. All bags are subject to screening.
Event pictures will be taken at both race starts and finish lines, downtown on Capitol Square and along the race courses, with the Grand Marshal and other race dignitaries for promotional and keepsake purposes. There are also photo opportunities with Bucky Badger, student-athletes, and the Bucky Wagon. Capture your Crazylegs race memory!
Medical personnel are posted along the course and inside the Field House at the finish. If you need assistance look for the Course Marshals along the course. Paramedics will travel the course on bicycles.
Lost & Found
At the Stadium – go to Guest Services in the south end zone in the concourse or email [email protected] after the race.
Free Shuttles & Parking
FREE race day shuttles to the starting line (Capitol Square near the race staging area).
Shuttle Pickup Locations Start @ 7:00am & Include:
Kohl Center (601 W. Dayton)
Camp Randall (1440 Monroe Street Near Gate 1)
*Please Note – NO Shuttles After 10am.
The buses do not return to the square after the race so please plan your transportation accordingly.
Be sure to review any street closures or construction detours on race day.
A detour map will be available closer to race day.
*Please note – depending on the day and time these lots will NOT be free. Click on the lot names below for a map or visit map.wisc.edu.
Race day parking suggestions:
Rules & Safety
The following must be followed by all participants:
- Your race bib for the run must be worn on the outside of your clothing in order to be timed.
- No strollers or baby joggers are allowed in the run. Strollers, wagons and baby joggers are only allowed in the walk. Look for wave “Walkers with Accessories” at the walk start.
- No bicycles, unicycles, roller blades, Heelys, skateboards, or ripsticks.
- No pets allowed in the walk or run.
- Walkers are not allowed to walk the run course.
- Walkers use crosswalks and sidewalks.
- Any participant on the course after the NOON closure will need to move to the sidewalk, as all streets and intersections will re-open at that time.
- Obey race officials and yield to emergency vehicles.
- Devices that play music may be worn but please be aware of your surroundings.
The Crazylegs Classic welcomes family and friends of Crazylegs participants. Spectators are allowed access to Camp Randall Stadium at 10:00 am to view the race finish and take part in the post-race festivities. Please follow appropriate signs for spectators.
Important – spectators are not allowed on the field, so please plan your post-race meeting with race participants accordingly in a pre-determined section and row.
As a service to Crazylegs Classic participants and spectators, we will have a STROLLER/BABY JOGGER CHECK AND PARK area located just outside the southwest corner of Camp Randall Stadium (near Gate C of the Field House) in parking Lot 19, as these items are not allowed in the Stadium. This is a new location for 2018 due to the change in the walk course. All strollers/baby joggers will be checked in and watched at all times by Crazylegs Classic staff so you may take part in the post-race festivities without worrying about accidents and injuries. They can then be picked after you exit the stadium.
Crazylegs Classic Carry-In Policy
IMPORTANT: All items, race participants, and spectators must comply with the Camp Randall Stadium carry-in policy and are subject to search. Storage facilities are not available for checking prohibited items. Items left at gates will be disposed of accordingly.
Items permitted: bags no larger than 8.5” x 11”, binoculars, cameras, blankets, jackets, items related to a medical condition, chair backs (not more than 16” wide), and diaper bags (with child).
Items prohibited (including, but not limited to): bags larger than 8.5” x 11” (including backpacks), food, beverages, containers, laser pointers, banners, flags, signs, noisemakers, weapons, inflatables, laptops, video recorders, umbrellas, or any items deemed dangerous or inappropriate.
Attention WIAA Athletes – WIAA high school athletes participating on high school track teams in the spring are Ineligible to register for the 8K run. Click here to see restrictions.