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Madison, Wisconsin

Saturday, September 13
Start Time:  5:30pm (Recommended arrival time: 4:45pm)

Venue:  Vilas Park (by Lake Wingra and Henry Vilas Zoo)


Event Guide:  Please click HERE.



Didn't come last year?

Totally rad costumes and really fun people made Run Back To The '80s Madison ROCK!


To check out last year's event photos, click HERE!

2010 - present
Registration Fees & Deadlines
Event Info

Hey Madison!

Get amped for a 5K party that's more fun than, totally! It's all '80s -- on course music and giveaways, plus a rad finish party with a DJ rockin' the '80s tunes, costume and dance contests, prizes and cool beverages! Bring on the neon and let your awesome out to play!

Take a look around the website (especially The 411 page) to find out more. Then get your friends together because team members get a discount on registration (at least 4 needed to create a team), and you all could win the team award. Get going on your '80s look!


Read on... And, we'll see you Sept. 13!

(P.S. Badger Football is out of town)

Early Bird Registration Fees:

Register by August 13


Individual: $35.00

Team Member*: $30.00

Youth (age-8-14): $25.00


Standard Registration Fees

August 14 - September 10

Individual: $40.00

Team Member*: $35.00

Youth (age-8-14): $25.00

*Teams must have a minimum of 4 participants.

2010 - present
The Mullet

"It's all business up front and nothing but a party in the back!"

The Mullet for Run Back to the '80s Madison is Vilas Park (adjacent to the Zoo and Lake Wingra). 

As soon as you arrive at The Mullet, please check in at the Registration Tent.
> Secure your bib number to the front of your outfit.
> Sign a waiver (for those under 18, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver for you).
> Receive your awesome Run Back to the '80s shirt and souvenir pin.

Then, it's time to make your way through The Mullet and begin your Run Back to the '80s!
> Listen for the start wave announcements and move into your designated wave at 5:15 p.m.
> Get ready to belt out your wave theme song as you cross the start line.

> Head to all four Chill Stations on the course and you'll be all '80s before you're through.

> At the finish line, get your finisher award and let the rad party begin!

> DJ rockin' the '80s tunes, awards, prizes and a heckuva good time!

For more details about how to Run Back to the '80s, please visit The 411 page by clicking HERE.

5K Course

Mission: To help girls and women in Dane County feel good about themselves and their role in society.


Event Volunteers

Interested in volunteering at a really cool event? We'd love to have you! Plus you get a Run Back To The '80s shirt! Please contact us: