Runner Tracking

Let your friends and family know where you are! Download the Madison Marathon EventApp for real-time tracking and results on an interactive map! You’ll also find event information, event photo frames to share and more!

To Track A Participant:

  • After downloading the app, select “Madison Marathon” and press the “Live Tracking” icon to add your favorite participants.
  • You’ll need to log-in with Facebook or create an account.
  • Search for a participant by name or bib #
    • Participants will not be added to the app until at least two weeks prior to race day.
  • Choose “Notify Me” to receive push notifications for that participant.
  • Be sure to allow the app to provide you with notifications.
  • Runners do NOT need to carry their phones.
  • EventApp FAQs: Click here

Can't find Madison Marathon within the app?  Close out of the app completely and reopen.
If the app reopens within an event that is NOT Madison Marathon, click on the 3 lines in the upper left, then "Find Another Event" in the upper left.  Madison Marathon should be at the top of your events list.


Parking is available at the Monona Terrace ramp as well as other downtown parking ramps near the expo (fees vary by ramp). All downtown parking ramps will be open through the weekend. Street parking is also available for a fee on Saturday and is free on Sundays.

Map of Downtown city-operated parking ramps.

Looking for a spot? Visit the City of Madison Parking page for live ramp updates. You'll be able to see the number of spaces left in each downtown ramp!


Restrooms will be conveniently located near the start/finish area (on 100 block of E. Washington Ave. and Wisconsin Ave.) and at all of the aid stations on course.

Gear Check

Gear check will be available at the INFO booth on Pinckney St. Please supply a bag for your gear, a limited supply of gear check bags will be available.

Course Communication

Colored flags will be located at each aid station and at the finish line area to alert runners to changing course and weather conditions. In cases of emergency, please follow the instructions below. In rare instances, it may be necessary to either close the race course or re-route participants. If this occurs, it is being done for the safety of the participants and volunteers.


Black Flag
Event canceled. Extreme and dangerous conditions or course emergency Extreme conditions: Participation stopped / Seek shelter immediately Course emergency: Follow directions from public safety officials, race staff and volunteers.
Red Flag*
Dangerous conditions The race is stopped. Finish times will not be published and no awards are given after a red flag. Runners should go to the nearest water station for shuttle transfer to the finish line.
Yellow Flag
Less than ideal conditions Slow down / Drink plenty of water
Green Flag

Good conditions

 Enjoy the event / Be alert

*RED FLAG - Conditions for a Red Flag situation are complicated and need explanation.

How is Red Flag conditions determined?

The Madison Marathon presented by SSM Health does not use temperature alone in calling a Red Flag situation. The race's medical and meteorological staffs have developed a matrix that incorporates sports physiology recommendations based on geographic location with up-to-the minute weather data including, but not limited to, temperature, humidity, dew point, and wind speed. This matrix is constantly being monitored before and during the event and if a combination of these elements creates a Red Flag situation this is immediately communicated to race officials.

What happens when Red Flag conditions occur?

The simple answer is the race is stopped. The more elaborate answer is that when conditions warrant Red Flags the staff must determine where on the course to stop runners. Next, resources (staff, volunteers, law enforcement, buses, etc) must be moved to that location to facilitate a shutdown of the event and to relocate participants from the stopping point back to the Finish Line.


Get your 2022 Participant Guide HERE