The Lake Monona 20 km Run, starting in 2007,

has been successfully organized by Ryan Griessmeyer of Race Day Events, LLC

Please visit the current LM 20 km website

After twelve wonderful years of putting on this event, the Lake Monona 20 km Run staff:
Peter Wadsack, race
Scott McAndrew, volunteers
Chic Gladding, course
Don Zastrow, computers
decided to retire, and hand off the baton. ... keep on runnin' ...

General Race Information
... but, do check, the current LM 20 km website to be sure that you are getting correct, current information ...

The race offers a beautiful course, [ click the Course Tour button at left ], with springtime temperatures often ideal for running [though it has been known to snow, to rain or to be hot and humid - this is Wisconsin springtime, after all!], and lots of runners to share the experience. For those with longer distance ambitions, it is a traditional way to peak your training for the 20 mile Syttende Mai Run two weeks later, or to prepare for summer marathons.

Start & Finish: near the Winnequah Park Pool House. Winnequah Park is in Monona WI. The start is on Nichols Road; the finish is next to the tennis courts.

Course: Around Lake Monona. A 20 km loop, clockwise, on winding residential streets and bike paths close to the scenic shore of beautiful Lake Monona, with moderately rolling hills. The 5 km mark comes shortly after you enter Waunona Way. A spectacular state capitol skyline beckons as you cross Lake Monona on the causeway towards the 10 km mark. You descend into Olbrich park shortly after the 15 km mark. Once, a last descent and less than 400 m of soccer field grass brought you to the finish line. Now, you stay on roads. And there's a 5 km option. See the new web site.

View the course map  Courtesy of USAT&F and Google maps.

Registration: the current LM 20 km website

Splits: the current LM 20 km website

Aid Stations: the current LM 20 km website

Post Race Ceremonies: the current LM 20 km website

Awards: the current LM 20 km website

Shirts: the current LM 20 km website

Results for prior years, with official actual and graded times and actual and graded places are posted; click on the Search button at left .

Please Remember: Running is fun, but it can be stressful. Listen to your body and walk when you are tired. Adjust your dress and pace for the conditions. There is always another race.

Getting There ...

Regional Directions: From I-94, Hwy-30, or Hwy-151: go south on Hwy-51; from Hwy-12&18: go north on Hwy-51 (=Stoughton Rd). From Stoughton Rd, turn west onto Pflaum Rd. The continuation of Pflaum across Monona Dr is Nichols Rd.

Local Directions: from Monona Drive, turn west onto Nichols Road, and follow Nichols Road into the Park. You will see the pool house just north of Nichols Road.

Or, you can get directions via Google maps

Parking: is available on nearby streets. Overflow parking behind the Monona Community Center.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this run possible.
If you are not running, you, too, can be a volunteer. Contact:
Ryan Griessmeyer

Suggestions are most welcome, and you can reach the race director, Ryan Griessmeyer, at
Race Day Events, LLC
7123 Discovery Lane
Madison, WI 53719


updated 2011.03.22.Tue