Thanks to all participants who helped us kick off Earth Week and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Friends of the Arboretum by supporting the 2013 Spring Sprint on Saturday, April 13th!
Click here to view 2013 race results.
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 Sara Minkoff at 608.263-7760 or email@example.com. Click here for sponsorship details.
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. Course Map
Cost: Advance registration is $25 for Friends members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for youth age 13 to 17 (children12 and under participate free). All paid registrations include a long-sleeved t-shirt. For non-members, the $35 race fee includes a six-month membership (valued at $17) in the Friends of the Arboretum. Runners can register on the day of the event for an additional $5. 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 race. Awards will be given to the overall female and male winners of the 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 Active.com. 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 bicycle to the Sprint! Not familiar with Madison B-cycle but want to try it out? 20 passes will be available for free, 24-hour use for first come-first served at early packet pick-up for those who want to try out Madison B-cycle on race day. Already love Madison B-cycle and have a membership? Hop on a bike at your neighborhood B-station and pedal over to the bike corral, where Madison B-cycle staff will be on hand to check in your bike so you don’t incur any over-30-minute usage fees.
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 Nakoma Dental, 4333 Nakoma Road, Madison, WI on Friday, April 12 from 4-7 p.m. Packet pickup will begin at 8:30 a.m. on April 13 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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2013 race results.
Special thanks our Lead Sponsor, Dr. Tipple of Nakoma Dental.
2013 Event News
Susan Siman, anchor at WISC-TV in Madison will be the lead runner to start the 2013 Spring Sprint. Runners and family members are invited to meet and talk with Susan, a runner and fan of the UW-Madison Arboretum.
For further information, please contact the Friends of the Arboretum.
Send us a message through our online contact form, or:
Tel: (608) 263-7760
Fax: (608) 262-5209
1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711-3726