The Her Madison Half Marathon and 5k features two courses each with their own character. Both courses start and finish together.

The Her Madison Half Marathon course is a challenging course that highlights the beautiful shores of Lake Mendota. Starting at Hilldale Shopping Center, the course will take participants through Madison neighborhoods, Shorewood Hills and along the Howard Tenim Lakeshore Path on the UW Campus. There are Bathrooms & Aid Stations at Miles 2.5, 4.3, 5.4, 7.1, 9, 10.7 & 11.9 for the Half Marathon & Relay. The Relay Exchange Point is at Mile 7.1.

The Her Madison 5K course is great for beginners and veteran runners. Starting at Hilldale Shopping Center, the course will take participants through the nearby neighborhood with plenty of shade, some small hills and good pavement.

Hilldale Shopping Center is a part of the community and has a strong history of being home to the best local retailers and restaurants in town. In Spring 2015, Hilldale is going under a multi-million dollar transformation into an outdoor street style shopping experience with pedestrian walkways, social gathering places, and lush landscaping. Her Madison Half Marathon & 5K is excited to be the first race event at this location and show off the new renovation!