2019 Crazylegs Classic: Plan Ahead for Traffic and Road Closings

The 38th annual Crazylegs Classic is just days away — thousands will pack downtown Madison to either participate in the run/walk or cheer for those participating.

The route has changed a bit this year — the start of the race has moved OFF the Capitol Square to Library Mall/Lake Street. Runners will stage on Library Mall, run up State Street to Gilman, turn left on Carroll, turn left on Langdon, and then resume the normal route.

The walkers begin at 9:50 a.m. and the running heats will start at 10:10 a.m. The race finishes at Camp Randall Stadium. Breese Terrace will be closed during the event (except for neighborhood traffic).  Several streets in downtown Madison and on campus will be closed or restricted to one lane at 9:30 a.m. and will reopen at noon. The streets impacted/closed are:

  • Gilman Street – from State Street to Carroll Street
  • Caroll Street – from Gilman Street to Langdon Street
  • Langdon Street – From Carroll Street to North Park Street
  • North Park Street – from Langton Street to Observatory Drive
  • Observatory Drive – from North Park Street to Walnut Street
  • Walnut Street – from Willow Drive to University Bay Drive
  • University Bay Drive – from Walnut Street to the entrance of Picnic Point
  • Willow Drive  – from University Bay Drive to Marsh Drive
  • Marsh Drive – from University Bay Drive to Willow Drive
  • Walnut Street – from Marsh Drive to University Avenue
  • University Ave – from Walnut Street to Breese Terrace

There will be police officers at all of the UW campus affected intersections who can assist motorists with directions and detours.  For complete run and walk course maps, click here.

As a reminder, carry-in restrictions are in place at Camp Randall Stadium:

  • No bags larger than 8.5″ x 11″
  • No strollers
  • No food and beverages
  • No coolers/containers
  • No umbrellas
  • No banners, flags, and signs
  • No noisemakers
  • No weapons
  • No inflatables
  • No items deemed dangerous or inappropriate

We’re expecting upwards of 20,000 participants and spectators in and around the campus area on Saturday. Please give yourself plenty of time if you’ll be traveling in downtown Madison, and please take extra caution with the increased pedestrian traffic.