Registration Information


8K Run – 8k Wheelchair

— OR —

2 Mile Walk – $29.50

**Prices do not include processing fees.
  • Prices through 2/29/2024 at MIDNIGHT (CDT).
  • Prices increase on 3/1/2024.

Fun & Fitness Team

8K Run – 8k Wheelchair

— OR —

2 Mile Walk – $35.00

**Prices do not include processing fees.
  • Minimum Team Size is 10 People
  • Prices through 2/29/2024 at MIDNIGHT (CDT).
  • Prices increase on 3/1/2024.
  • All registration must be paid by
    Friday, April 12th – 11:59 PM (CDT).
  • Late team registrations are not accepted.
    No exceptions!

There are no refunds once registration is completed.

Adult t-shirts are a unisex t-shirt, size options small through XXXL. Youth size options youth small through youth extra-large.

Babies, toddlers, and children who would like to participate with their parents do not need to register but will not receive a t-shirt or race bib. All participants 6th grade and older must be registered.

Children who would like to participate with their parents can register and receive a youth size t-shirt, race bib, and nonalcoholic post-event beverage. Parents can add select "+ Add Another Registrant" during the registration process to add participants. Be sure to select the proper t-shirt size per registrant.

All additional processing costs added to each registration

Team (Fun & Fitness)

Fun and Fitness Teams

What is a Fun & Fitness Team?

Any group, family, organization, or business can form a team to participate in the Crazylegs Classic. Forming a team offers a great opportunity to promote camaraderie, friendships, and overall health. All Fun and Fitness participants receive an additional participant gift, noted below.

A team must consist of at least ten (10) members who can choose to do either the Fun and Fitness event, the Run (8K) / Wheelchair or the Walk (2-mile). Benefits of a Fun & Fitness team include:

  • Team Packet pick-up — convenience of team materials being available for your team captain or delegate in advance of race day. This bypasses packet pick–up by each individual team member.
  • All registrants must be paid by Friday, April 12th – 11:59pm (CDT).
  • Crazylegs Classic Under Armour T-shirt Included with all Registrations
  • Wisconsin Athletics Motion "W" gift included with all Fun and Fitness Registrations
  • NEW for 2024 — Business, schools, corporations, or organizations who want to pay the registration fees for their participants can reach out to [email protected] for additional information on group registration options.

Fun & Fitness Team Packet Pickup

Team Captain or designated member is responsible for picking up all team race gear.

Tuesday, April 23rd: 10 AM – 6 PM at the LaBahn Arena (East Gate)
601 W. Dayton Street, Madison, Wisconsin

Race Gear Pick-Up (T-Shirts & Bibs)

Pick-up will take place at the Kohl Center. Friday, April 26th 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Enter at Gate B.

Parking will be available at the hourly rates as space permits in UW-Madison parking ramps 46 and 83. Note that surface lots near the Kohl Center are reserved for campus permit holders, individuals parking without a permit are subject to $50 parking violations.

The City of Madison State Street Ramp will be available at the hourly rate (special event rate of $8 starts at 5:30pm). Meters are available surrounding the Kohl Center.

There will be a limited packet pick-up window available (7:00 am to 9:30 am) the morning of the race. To ensure you start the race on time, participants are encouraged to pick their packets up prior to race day. Packets will not be mailed.

No registration or packet pick-up at the start.

Race Information & Rules

Event Start Times

RUNNERS – 8K RUN – 10:00am (CDT) / Wheelchair – 9:50am (CDT)
WALKERS – 2 MILE WALK – 10:20am (CDT)

Race Start / Finish Locations

RUNNERS AND WALKERS will BOTH START on LIBRARY MALL at the intersection of State Street and N. Lake Street with staging on Library Mall.

Runners and Walkers will finish outside the Kohl Center.

Clothing / Gear Transportation

Runners and Walkers will both start on Library Mall at the Intersection of State Street and N. Lake Street with staging on Library Mall.

Runners and Walkers will finish outside the Kohl Center.

Due to the proximity of parking lots, along with the start line and finish lines to each other, a gear transportation service will not be provided for 2024 but will return in the future.

First Aid

Medical personnel are posted along the course and at the finish. If you need assistance, look for the Course Marshals along the course. Paramedics will travel the course on bicycles.

Lost & Found

Email [email protected] after the race.


Parking will be sold in UW-Madison Lots 46 and 91 near the Kohl Center and the start line at Library Mall for $10. Credit cards and or exact change is preferred. Lots open at 7 am.

The City of Madison State Street Campus Garage will have parking available at the posted Special Event Rate.

Due to the proximity of the start line and finish lines to each other, a shuttle service will not be provided for 2024.

The shuttle ends at 10am, there is NO post-race shuttle back to the start line.

Rules & Safety

The following must be followed by all participants:

  • Your race bib for the run must be worn on the outside of your clothing in order to be timed.
  • No strollers or baby joggers are allowed in the run. Strollers, wagons and baby joggers are only allowed in the walk. Look for wave "Walkers with Accessories" at the walk start.
  • No bicycles, unicycles, roller blades, Heelys, skateboards, or ripsticks.
  • No pets allowed in the walk or run.
  • Walkers are not allowed to walk the run course.
  • Walkers use crosswalks and sidewalks.
  • Any participant on the course after the NOON closure will need to move to the sidewalk, as all streets and intersections will re-open at that time.
  • Obey race officials and yield to emergency vehicles.
  • Devices that play music may be worn but please be aware of your surroundings.

Weather Policy

The Crazylegs Classic will happen rain or shine. If conditions exist that make the event unsafe, then the race will be cancelled. Social media accounts (X and Facebook) for Wisconsin Athletics will be the fastest location of race status information on race day. Due the many associated costs that exist with planning an event of this size, refunds will not be provided in the event of a weather cancellation. Click here to view a listing of all the official Wisconsin Athletics social media accounts.

WIAA Restrictions

Attention WIAA Athletes — WIAA High School Athletes, please check with your Coach on eligibility. Click here to see restrictions.

Starting Line

Runners — Your race bib must be worn to be timed. The 8K Run will have a pace signage which will be clearly marked as you arrive at Library Mall to help get you in place for the start. Please note the Run Start will be on Library Mall at the intersection of State Street and N. Lake Street with staging along Library Mall and down Park Street. Look for pace signage and line up according to your projected pace.

Walkers — The 2-mile walk will start after the runners. There will be pace markers for the walkers to line up behind. The waves are marked as 'Speed Walkers', 'Casual Walkers', or 'Walkers with Accessories' for those with strollers, wagons, and baby joggers.

Crazylegs Classic Runners Friends


How the run got started and history made over a couple beers

Not surprisingly, the idea was hatched over a couple of beers in late 1981 by three Badger loyalists at a campus bar. The three, Tom Grantham, Ken Sparks, and Rich Backus, wanted to raise money to support UW Athletics. As admirers of then–Athletic Director Elroy Hirsch, they asked his permission to name it the "Crazylegs Run" in his honor.

A Little "Classic" History

The first race in 1982 attracted 1,525 runners and raised $9,500. The event grew in popularity and the walk was added in 1987 with 676 walkers the first year. The event has grown substantially, reaching a record high of 20,415 in 2010. Since the inaugural race 37 years ago, it has attracted over 354,000 runners and walkers. The Crazylegs Classic has become a time-honored tradition of the University of Wisconsin, as well as a much anticipated event to kickoff spring in the Madison community.