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Crazylegs Classic 8K

Saturday April 27th, 2019
Madison, Wisconsin
Distance: 8K · 2 Mile Walk

As of Nov 28, 2018 we have not received information about the 2019 race. Stay tuned...

The idea for this race 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 "Crazy legs Run" in his honor. Tom Grantham continues to serve as General Chairman on the Crazylegs Classic Executive Committee.

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 34 years ago, it has attracted over 316,300 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. In honor of the 35th anniversary of the race in 2016.

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displays approximate race location · Madison WI 53706

Race Date: 04/28/2018 Distance: 8k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 25:07 BRIAN FINNEL 30 VERONA, WI
2nd Male 25:41 DYLAN SOUDER 25 MADISON, WI
3rd Male 25:43 ANDY BECK 27 MADISON, WI
4th Male 25:58 LUKE KUBASTA 21 OSHKOSH, WI
Female 32:44 NATASHA ZANOYA 24 MADISON,WI
2nd Female 32:50 ELIZABETH WHELAN 18 WAUWATOSA, WI
3rd Female 33:13 TARYN SHANK 26 MADISON, WI
4th Female 33:35 CALLIE BARTEL 32 GREEN BAY, WI
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 27:15 JIM MARSCHALEK 41 HARTLAND, WI
M 50-59 29:16 STEVE FRERICKS 50 MARSHFIELD, WI
M 60-69 33:16 JOE REDA 64 DE FOREST, WI
M 70+ 43:43 DANIEL HARVEY 70 LAKE MILLS, WI
F 40-49 35:14 JULIE WANKOWSKI 47 DEFOREST, WI
F 50-59 36:03 JENNIFER SCHWEINERT 51 BROOKFIELD, WI
F 60-69 41:57 BRENDA WALTON 60 RICHLAND CENTER, WI
F 70+ 1:04:19 JOAN SCHILLING 75 MADISON,WI
Crazylegs Classic 8K

The race for runners starts at Pinckney Street / E. Washington Street, downtown Madison, WI.The Crazylegs Classic finish near the 50 yard line of Camp Randall Stadium helps make the Crazylegs Classic one of the best races in the country. The scenic race course is considered a “runner’s delight,” starting opposite the State Capitol Building, going down Wisconsin Avenue, moving onto the campus over Observatory Drive to Picnic Point and returning down University Avenue to Camp Randall where it ends at the 50 yard line.

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