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Light of the Moon Homecoming 5K


If you want to be a Badger, just run along with us.

Every fall, Rec Sports teams up with the UW Homecoming Committee to host a late-night Badger-themed run/walk. Participants can run or walk along Lakeshore Path during this mid-week Homecoming celebration.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Registration Fees & Details

2017 registration will open in early fall.

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UW-Madison Students: $20
Rec Sports Members: $25
Community/Non-Rec Sports Members: $30

*Participants must be 18 years or older and/or currently enrolled at UW-Madison.*
*All participants will receive a commemorative event t-shirt.*
**A portion of the proceeds will benefit  the American Family Children’s Hospital.**
**All sales are final. No refunds or transfers.**

  • Valid photo ID (includes Wiscard) required
  • More details to come

What to Expect


  • 5 kilometers of lakeshore beauty
  • A visit from everyone’s favorite sweater-wearing Badger
  • All-around good times captured in photos by Rec Sports photographers

Race Day Information


  • Race start time is 7:30pm and race course closes at 9pm
  • Free parking in Lot 62 after 4:30pm
  • Starting line on the lake-side of Dejope Residence Hall
  • Participants are encouraged to wear the race t-shirt or other light colored clothing for visibility and safety during the race
  • Cash donations will be collected onsite for American Family Children’s Hospital