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Light of the Moon 5K


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

This fall, we will be hosting the 4th annual Light of the Moon 5K. This year, the late-night run/walk is part of Wisconsin Welcome! You and your friends can join us in lighting up the night (and Lakeshore Path) during this annual celebration.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 27
7:30pm @ Near East Fields

Registration will open in August.

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 is on the Near East Fields, in front of Dejope Residence Hall
  • Participants are encouraged to wear bright neon inspired clothing for visibility, safety, and fun during the race