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Race for Research 5K Run/1-Mile Walk

  • Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course 9002 County Road PD Verona, WI, 53593 United States (map)

UW Carbone is excited to partner with the American Family Insurance Championship to bring their family-friendly 5K run / 1 mile walk to their lineup of events at University Ridge Golf Course! This partnership will bring more opportunities to raise awareness of the important research at UW Carbone, as well as fund more research initiatives.

Join Team CATCH:

CATCH members, family and friends are invited to run, walk and/or donate support this important initiative. This is a kid-friendly event — grass course strollers permitted. We hope you join us for an inspiring day to come together and help find a cure for cancer. Check out event FAQs here

Teammates are encouraged to create your own personal fundraising page to help us achieve our goal of raising $10,000 benefiting the UW Kids Cancer program at American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center. Those who raise $100 on their personal fundraising page by June 1 will receive a special DriFit shirt from Race for Research.

Get your CATCH tee! Thanks to 608 Threads for putting together our CATCH Apparel Site. Shop today for your good lookin’ “Badger red” softest ever CATCH t-shirt for only $11. Whether you’re racing with TEAM CATCH or just want to share your CATCH pride, order your shirts by Monday, May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day). Then shirt pickup is at 749 University Row, Ste 200, Madison from June 10th - 14th.

Questions? Email

Register today before Saturday, June 1 for early bird pricing — $30 for runners and $25 for walkers. Youth ages 6 - 17 are $15 and children under 5 are free. Registration cost increases by $5 after June 1.

Location: The Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course is located in the same area as University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, just northwest of S Pleasant View Rd (Hwy M) & McKee Rd (Hwy PD). Google Maps

Parking: Details coming soon. Check here

Course Maps: 5K Run map or family-friendly 1 mile walk map

Event Schedule:

  • 8:30 am Registration and packet pickup opens

  • 9:30 am Opening ceremony

  • 10:00 am 5K run starts

  • 10:05 am 5K (3.1 miles) and 1 mile walk starts

  • 11:00 am Post-race celebration

History Behind the Race:

Race for Research started in 2011 as an event called "Walk Away From Cancer". Over 200 participants came out to show their support for the UW Carbone Cancer Center, with a unified goal: leave cancer in the dust! They raised over $17,500 and could not stop there.

In 2012, they decided to change things up. Recognizing the urgent need for funds for new research, they renamed the event "Race for Research" and added the 5K component. From there, the rest is history.

This past year, they had a record-breaking year with over 1,500 community members joining for a beautiful morning on the UW Lakeshore Campus. They were honored to be able to offer fundraisers the opportunity to direct their efforts towards the cancer research fund of their choice at UW Carbone. Thanks to them, they were able to raise over $185,000 for innovative cancer research here in Madison!

They are excited to announce that for 2019, they have partnered with the American Family Insurance Championship to bring UW Carbone’s Race for Research to their lineup of events in June! Participants will run and walk on the beautiful Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Verona, WI.

Come out and race on Saturday, June 15 for another memorable and successful year!

Earlier Event: May 8
Champions for Kids Radiothon