Madison-Chicago 200 (“MC200”) – Madison WI to Chicago IL June 6-7, 2008
On Friday, June 6th, 2008, begin a 200-mile trek through the bike trails, rolling hills, city streets and lakefront paths that run from
Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois. Relay teams will begin in a wave start in Madison on Friday morning at 7:00 a.m., and every hour thereafter, until 4:00 p.m., with starting times based on the respective teams’ estimated finishing time.
Approximately 70% of the course follows the scenic bike trails of Wisconsin and Illinois. The race continues all night long, and all
runners can expect to run one leg of the race at night. Race organizers require a safety check prior to the race, so that all teams have the proper illuminating and communication equipment, and navigational materials needed to complete this race safely. The
course ends in Chicago at Lincoln Park’s Montrose Harbor, with the finish area operating between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 7th.
The MC200 was designed to appeal to all runners, from highly competitive, to recreational. The course is divided in to 36 “legs”,
which vary in length. Teams may be comprised of up to 12 members, with teams of 6 or less competing in the “ultra” division. Thus, each team can accommodate runners of different abilities. Teams transport themselves along the course in two support vans, which alternate along the way. Thus, runners in the “inactive” vehicle have an opportunity to eat and/or rest before continuing with their portions of the race.
Our charity partners in the MC200 include Special Olympics of Wisconsin and Illinois. The MC200 is also a member race in The Avon
Foundation “Need for Speed Against Domestic Violence” National Relay Series, and runners are encouraged to raise funds to support their efforts in our community.
The MC200 is shaping up to be the largest relay event of its kind in the Midwest in 2008, and additional volunteers are sought to support the large number of runners expected to be on the course. If you, or your group, are interested in helping us, please let know via the contact information provided below. This event presents fundraising opportunities for your group at the volunteer level as well.
NOTE: Early Registration ends NOV 30th.
For detailed information about the Madison-Chicago 200, including course maps, race handbook and FAQ’s, sponsorship opportunities and volunteering, visit the official race website:
Joe Pulizzano â€“ Relay Director
Tom Hepperle â€“ Associate Relay Director