A FUNdraising event for the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Please join us for our Third Annual, Prairie Chase Run/Walk in beautiful Pheasant Branch Conservancy!

Last year we had about 330 participants. This year, we’d like even more. So please invite your friends!

Early-Bird Special!

Register now while the fee is still low. Beginning June 1st, the rate will increase  and on June 23 it will increase one more time to $55 for a family, $40 for an individual and $25 for a student.

Online registration ends at midnight, June 22nd and the rates will increase even more after that, so register now!

What’s new this year? A kids “short-race” before the main event!

We have added a “short-race” for kids that will happen just before the main event. They will do one lap around the soccer field to run-off some of that boundless energy! A great way to kick-off the day’s events.

Run or Walk in Beautiful Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Pheasant Branch Conservancy is one of the best kept secrets for runners and walkers in the greater Madison area. The run route is on easy-going, crushed limestone and also include a section of flexible, joint-sparing boardwalks through cool, shaded woods. The walk route is also on the limestone path as well as mowed paths through gorgeous, restored prairie.

 off the bridge mother & son out of the woods
Two different routes. One for runners and another for walkers.

We have designed two different courses for this event.

The 5K/10K course for the runners will be the main circular path around the Conservancy.

The 5K path for the walkers is in the northern section of the Conservancy. It will use part of the main limestone trail to start but then will turn off into the prairie fields in and around Frederick’s Hill. We designed this course to showcase the work that the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy has done to restore the prairie and oak savanna. Hopefully you will get hooked and keep coming back to these fields as the season progresses and the prairie flowers bloom.

For those walkers who have young children in strollers or for other walkers who may not want the challenge of the hills, we recommend taking the relatively flat running course.


Event Details in Short

The third annual Prairie Chase event will take place on June 24, 2017. Registration will open at 7am. We will have a kids short race around a soccer field just before the whistle that kicks-off the main events. Start time for the 5K walk is 8:00am. Start time for the 5K and 10K runs will be 8:15am.   The event will start and finish in Orchid Heights Park, Middleton, WI. Parking and a rest room is available at the park. Click here for directions.

This is not a chip-timed event but we will provide a timing clock at the start and finish line.

The event will be held regardless of weather.


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