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.

Registration Fees & Details:

Registration is closed.

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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.*
**A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Family Children's Hospital.**
**All sales are final. No refunds or transfers.**

Included in registration:

  • Commemorative t-shirt
    • Shirt size is guaranteed for all registrations received before October 23.
    • Registrations received on or after October 23 will be given shirt sizes on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Post-race meal presented by UW Housing

Packet Pick-up:

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

What to Expect:

  • 5 kilometers of lakeshore beauty
  • Chip-timed event with results posted online within 24 hours of race finish
  • A visit from everyone’s favorite sweater-wearing Badger
  • Post-race meal presented by UW Housing
  • 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

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