World Championship Fifty Furlong

Madison Area Race Series


6.25 hilly miles during the last fury of winter.

Date and Time

March 9, 2019

Registration: 10:30am
 Race Start: 11:30am


(NOTE: Location change this year)

The Nau-Ti-Gal 

5360 Westport Rd. Madison, 53704.

(HWY M & 113 near Skipper Bud’s)


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Day of Registration: 10:30am


$10, includes post-run beer & awards for top male and female finishers

A Good Cause

Proceeds will be donated to the River Food Pantry

The River serves over 1,000 households per week and is Madison’s busiest food pantry. Their services include free groceries, meals and clothing as well as free mobile lunches for children and teens on non-school days.


Q: What the hell is a Furlong?

A Furlong is a measure of distance in imperial units and U.S. customary units equal to one-eighth of a mile, equivalent to 220 yards, 660 feet, 40 rods, or 10 chains. Five furlongs are approximately 1 kilometre. Since the original definition of the metre was one-quarter of one ten-millionth of the circumference of the Earth (along the great circle coincident with the meridian of longitude passing through Paris), the circumference of the Earth is about 40,000 km or about 200,000 furlongs.

Q:  Why 50 Furlongs?

Why not?


Race Director: Melanie Barwise