Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thanks to all participants who helped us kick off Earth Week and help the Friends of the Arboretum support Arboretum projects by participating in the 2014 Spring Sprint for the Arb on Saturday, April 19th!

Click here to view 2014 race results.

Click here to view 2013 race results.

We saw you there! Check out the 2014 Spring Sprint Photo Album



Thank you to all of our partners whose sponsorship of the Spring Sprint for the Arb helps make the event a success. We offer several sponsorship opportunities. For more information, please contact Ben Dryer at or Barry Seifert at Click here for sponsorship details.

General Information

Schedule: Race day on Saturday, April 19 begins with the 10K at 10 a.m. and the 5K at 10:15 a.m.

T-shirt: All paid registrations include a long-sleeved t-shirt. Registration by April 1 is required to be guaranteed a t-shirt. The t-shirts will be long-sleeve and 100% cotton.

Distance/Route: The Spring Sprint for the Arb is a 5k road race, and new this year, a 10k as well! Download 5k Course Map. Download 10k Course Map.

Note: Runners can register on the day of the event for an additional $5.
5k advance registration is $25 for Friends members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for youth age 13 to 17 (children12 and under participate free).
10k advance registration is $30 for Friends members and $40 for non-members, $15 for youth 13 to 17 years old, and $5 for children 12 and under.
For non-members, the race fee includes a six-month membership (valued at $17) in the Friends of the Arboretum. FOA Membership Benefits

Awards:  Chip timing is back this year, with faster and more accurate results! Awards will be given at an awards ceremony immediately following the races. Awards will be given to the overall female and male winners of each race, and the female and male winners in the following age categories:  14 and below, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and above.

Parking: Parking at the Arboretum Visitor Center will be limited on the day of the Sprint and will require a prepaid parking permit. Permits are $5 and are available for purchase with event registration at Same day parking permits may be available for $10 at the Seminole Highway Entrance. Cars parking at the Visitor Center should enter the Arboretum through the Seminole Highway entrance.Participants can also park in the neighborhoods surrounding the Arboretum and run or walk to the Arboretum Visitor center.

Transportation: We would like to encourage all participants to carpool or find alternative transportation to the Sprint. Participants may be dropped off at the Visitor Center. Please note: the Mills Street entrance to the Arboretum will be closed. All traffic must enter through the Seminole Highway entrance.
We will have a bike corral staffed with volunteers—so please consider biking to the Sprint!

Green Aspects: Paperless registration, organic snacks, bike corral, composting of waste, water tanks rather than bottles, and all proceeds to go to the UW-Madison Arboretum to support its mission of ecological restoration and environmental education.

Packet Pickup: Early packet pickup will be at the Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI on Friday, April 18 from 4-7 p.m. Packet pickup will begin at 8:30 a.m. on April 19 at the Arboretum Visitor Center.

Wheelchair/Strollers: Strollers and wheelchairs are permitted in the 5k road race.

Volunteer Opportunities: The Spring Sprint for the Arb is a great event that takes many great people to make it a success. If you are one of those people, we would love to have you on our team. Please contact contact Ben at to register as a volunteer. Volunteer Positions include: Registration, Course Marshals, Water Station, Snack Station, and Bike Corral; there are positions available for all ages and abilities.

Click here to view 2014 race results.

Click here to view 2013 race results.

Check out the 2014 Spring Sprint Photo Album


For further information, please contact the Friends of the Arboretum.

Tel: (608) 263-7760
Fax: (608) 262-5209
1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711-3726