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Race Information

We are thrilled to be able to safely come together in-person again for the 11th anniversary of the Wisconsin Parkinson’s Half Marathon/5K! We will be following all COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions because we are dedicated to keeping those in our wonderful community safe. *Routes subject to slight changes if safety or other concerns deem it necessary. Participants can choose from any of our race routes:

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Half Marathon

1 Mile Walk

1K Kid's Run

Event information & Race Packet Pick-up Race Packets (race bib with timer, shirt, wristband) can be picked up at BB Jack’s in Cottage Grove at 1609 Landmark Dr, Cottage Grove, WI 53527 any time between noon and 7 p.m. on Friday, April 14. Check your packets for a 15% off coupon to BB Jack's. Our platinum sponsor, The Greywolf Foundation has chosen the APDA WI for their Pizza with a Purpose charity for the month of April. Details can be found below. We plan on packet pickup being on the outdoor patio, but in case of inclement weather, we will move inside the meeting room at the Comfort Inn and Suites directly next door at 1609 Landmark Dr. If you are still looking for lodging, you can book a room at the Comfort Inn & Suites using this link  ​You are able to pick up packets for family members, team members, etc. If you can’t make it to packet pickup on Friday, you can still pick up your items Saturday morning at the check-in tent. People are welcome to register the morning of Saturday April 15 as well. We do not guarantee shirts or medals for those registering after April 5. We are trying our very best to be sure we have items for everyone participating. A shirt can be pickup up late or an adjustment to the cost of registration can be made in this situation. This year we are also offering wristband entrance only – this means if you do not wish to register for one of the races, you can purchase a wristband for entrance & food. These are available for $30. ​Things to know: 

The Town of Cottage Grove does not allow dogs in Bakken Park. Thank you for leaving your furry friends at home. 

You will need your wristband to enter the event area and help yourself to food and drinks. If you lose your wristband and need a new one, go to the check-in tent on the day of the event and they can look you up and give you a new one. 

Every race/walk has a turnaround point and ends where it began. The (One Mile)Walkers diverge from the 5K runners at Clark St & Grove St. 5K continues on to Clark Street while Walkers turn right onto Grove St. Many participants are choosing to walk the 5K route. Please allow those who are running to take the lead.  

Breakfast & lunch options will be available with options for vegetarians and vegans. Thank you to Kozy Nuk Cafe in Cottage Grove for catering.

Free beer is provided for anyone registered who is over 21. Thank you to Delta Beer Lab for serving us.

Parking will be limited. If you wish to drop anyone off at the parking lot directly next to the park shelter, you are free to do so. If you know that you will need parking in this lot for a disabled vehicle or other reason, please contact us to reserve a spot. Additional parking can be found at Cottage Grove School, Saint Patrick's Church (please do not park in the tiny lot directly in front of the church, use the regular one and the one across the street), Bryn Mawr Church, Cottage Grove police Department, Fireman's Park, the Cottage Grove Town Hall and on the street.

You can collect your medal as you cross the finish line. This is also where you can check to see if you were a top runner in your age category and collect your trophy if you earned one. Race results can be found online at RunSignup, where you registered. A link will also go upon our event website and a post with a link will go onto our event Facebook page. 

​April 15 Schedule 7:30-7:45 Opening Ceremony 8:00 Half Marathon Race begins. 9:00 Live music by the Foo Coustics begins, petting farm opens, will go until noon9:30 5K Race and One Mile Walk begin. 10:45 Kids run ​We want to give a huge thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible! We are hoping for some sunshine and a lot of smiles. Looking forward to seeing you there. Thank you again for helping to change the loves of people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. If you have any questions, you can email or call/text 608-345-7938. *Please note that no one may be available to answer the phone on April 14 & 15. Thank you for your understanding. 


Where to stay in Cottage Grove?
The Comfort Suites located at1607 Landmark Drive, Cottage Grove, WI is just 3 miles from Bakken Park. 
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