MC 200 Relay – Madison WI to Chicago IL June 6-7, 2008

Posted on November 22, 2007 by

MC 200 Relay – Madison WI to Chicago IL June 6-7, 2008

Madison-Chicago 200 (“MC200”)
200-mile running relay race
June 6th and 7th, 2008

On Friday, June 6th, 2008, begin a 200-mile trek through the bike
trails, rolling hills, city streets and lakefront paths that run from
Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois. Relay teams will begin in a
wave start in Madison on Friday morning at 7:00 a.m., and every hour
thereafter, until 4:00 p.m., with starting times based on the
respective teams’ estimated finishing time.

Approximately 70% of the course follows the scenic bike trails of
Wisconsin and Illinois. The race continues all night long, and all
runners can expect to run one leg of the race at night. Race
organizers require a safety check prior to the race, so that all
teams have the proper illuminating and communication equipment, and
navigational materials needed to complete this race safely. The
course ends in Chicago at Lincoln Park’s Montrose Harbor, with the
finish area operating between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., on Saturday,
June 7th.

The MC200 was designed to appeal to all runners, from highly
competitive, to recreational. The course is divided in to 36 “legs”,
which vary in length. Teams may be comprised of up to 12 members,
with teams of 6 or less competing in the “ultra” division. Thus,
each team can accommodate runners of different abilities. Teams
transport themselves along the course in two support vans, which
alternate along the way. Thus, runners in the “inactive” vehicle
have an opportunity to eat and/or rest before continuing with their
portions of the race.

Our charity partners in the MC200 include Special Olympics of
Wisconsin and Illinois. The MC200 is also a member race in The Avon
Foundation “Need for Speed Against Domestic Violence” National Relay
Series, and runners are encouraged to raise funds to support their
efforts in our community.

The MC200 is shaping up to be the largest relay event of its kind in
the Midwest in 2008, and additional volunteers are sought to support
the large number of runners expected to be on the course. If you, or
your group, are interested in helping us, please let know via the
contact information provided below. This event presents fundraising
opportunities for your group at the volunteer level as well.

NOTE: Early Registration ends NOV 30th.

For detailed information about the Madison-Chicago 200, including
course maps, race handbook and FAQ’s, sponsorship opportunities and
volunteering, visit the official race website:
or contact:

Joe Pulizzano – Relay Director
(608) 219-4623

Tom Hepperle – Associate Relay Director
(708) 386-4660