Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Walk, 5K Run

The Rockin Brews Marathon combines running with 2 of America’s Favorite things, Craft Beer & Live Music. The event is designed for groups, individuals, and serious competitors. There is a Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Walk (timed), and a 5K Run. The Finish Line Festival features ciders, beer,(21+) and live music. 

The course follows paved paths and tree-covered streets along the shores of beautiful Lake Monona, providing cooler temperatures throughout 75% of the course. Runners will view the beautiful skyline of Madison, WI, and run under the Frank LLoyd Wright Monona Terrace. Marathon participants will loop the Half Marathon course twice which allows them to drop off at 13.1 miles if weather conditions are less than perfect or for any other reason. 

All participants will receive an official Rockin Brews race shirt, a cool finisher medal, and free entry into the Finish Line Festival.

The Rockin Brews Marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. The Marathon & Half Marathon are USATF Certified Courses.

Location Information

  • Winnequah Park
  • 1012 Nichols Road, Monona, WI, 53716 US

Choose Your Event

Price increases on January 1st, July 1st, and August 30th.

  • The Full Marathon includes a Race Medal, Race Shirt, Live Music, Cider, and beer. The course closes at 2:00 p.m.

  • The Half Marathon includes a Race Medal, Race Shirt, Live Music, Cider, and beer. The course closes at 2:00 p.m.

  • The Half Marathon Walk is timed; this event is strictly for walkers. The Half Marathon Walk includes a Race Medal, Race Shirt, Live Music, Cider, and beer. The course closes at 2:00 p.m.

  • The 5K Run includes a Race Medal, Race Shirt, Live Music, Cider, and beer. The course closes at 9:45 a.m.

  • Coming from out of town and can't make it on Friday? Pick up your goodie bag, bib, timing chip and shirt on Race Day instead.


Charitable Donation

The Rockin Brews Marathon pays $10 per volunteer-hour to charitable organizations who provide volunteers for this event. If you would like to donate, please feel free to do so. 

All payments are made through Run Strong Madison, Inc, a 501(c)(3) Organization - EIN: 82-1438305 

Suggested Amounts

Marathon Course Map

Rockin Brews Marathon  
The Marathon is 2 full laps of the Half Marathon course. Aid Stations are spaced approximately every 2 miles. Place your cursor on top of the Water Icons for actual locations.

Runner Personal Information

Shirts are a tri-blend, ultra-soft, design

  • I am staying at a local hotel.

  • I am staying at a local Airbnb.

  • I am staying with a friend or family member.

  • I do not need accommodations.

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Liability and Publicity Release: I understand that running in a road race is a potentially dangerous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in the Rockin Brews Marathon including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the impact of the weather, including rain, high heat and/or humidity, traffic, and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I am aware that the medical support for this event may be volunteers who will be prepared to administer first aid assistance. I further agree that no deferral, or refund, of any type is allowed as costs of the event are covered through my registration and assumed participation. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Rockin Brews Marathon, Madison Events Production, LLC, the City Of Madison, the City Of Monona, the County of Dane, Run Strong Madison, Inc and all volunteers, advertisers, sponsors, their representatives and successors, from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I also understand and agree that there are NO entry fee refunds for any reason, including injury. I grant permission to Madison Events Production, LLC for the use of my image or likeness in any recording of this event to be used for advertising, marketing or other legal manners of promotion. I agree to these terms for myself or as the legal guardian of a participating minor.

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