Event Details

The 14th Annual Movin’ Shoes Full Moon 5k and Kids run will take place on Thursday July 26th, 2018.  The run usually takes places on the night of a full moon, so headlamps and flashing lights are strongly encouraged.

In keeping with the theme of the race, we will also have a werewolf running the Full Moon Run, and anyone that can beat the wolf and win a special prize!  Also, the participant that is voted as the most “luminous” wearing crazy lights and reflectors will win the Brightest Moon Award and a $25 gift card to the store!

Registration is limited to just 500 runners and typically fills fast, so make sure you sign up early and get the less expensive $22 registration fee!  Beginning June 1st it will increase to $27.

Race Start: The race ends at Olin Park, but starts at Bernie’s Beach. If you are unfamiliar with the area we have volunteers from the Madison LaFollette Cross Country Team who will lead runners to the starting line. You will need to begin walking over to Bernie’s Beach from the Olin Park Shelter no later than 8:45pm in order to be at the start line in time.


  • April 2nd – Online registration opens
  • June 1st – Price increases to $27
  • July 23rd – Sorry, registration for the adult race is now closed because the race is full!
  • Thurs July 26th – Registration for the kids run will begin on race day at the Olin Park Shelter at 7pm

Packet Pick-up:

  • Wed. July 25th, 10am – 8pm @ Movin’ Shoes
  • Thurs. July 26th, 10am – 3pm @ Movin’ Shoes
  • Thurs. July 26th 7pm – 8:30pm @ Olin Park Shelter

Race Day

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Packet pick-up at Movin’ Shoes
  • 7:00 pm – Packet pickup starts @ Olin Park Shelter
  • 8:10 pm – On-site Kids’ Race Registration ends ($1 each, kids will receive a “prize pack”, but no race shirt)
  • 8:15 pm – Kids’ Run (approx. 400 yards)
  • 8:30 pm – Packet-pick up ends and runners should begin walking to Bernie’s Beach from the Olin Park Shelter for the race start
  • 8:40pm – Last person should begin walking to the start at Bernie’s Beach
  • 9:00pm – 5k race start
  • 9:30 – 10:00pm – post-race refreshments, awards, and raffle prize giveaway!
Brightest Moon Award: NEW this year!  The participant that comes the best dressed with the most “luminous” crazy lights and reflectors will win the Brightest Moon Award and receive a $25 gift card to the store!  The winner will be voted upon by the race staff.
Run Down the Wolf!:  We are continuing to bring back our traditional challenge…Run Down the Wolf! In keeping with the theme of the race, we will have a werewolf running the Full Moon Run! Beat the wolf and win a special prize!
Entry Limit: The Full Moon Run is limited to 500 runners and participants are accepted on a first come first serve basis.
Parking: Please click here to see available places to park the day of the race.
Again this year: Neighborhood pre-race party beginning at 6pm at Bernie’s Beach hosted by JJdDJ!


  • The Full Moon Run is looking for a few people who want to help out with the race, including the kids’ race.
  • The time commitment is from 6:15pm until the shelter and race area are cleaned up, usually around 10pm
  • Volunteers will receive a special-edition race T-shirt!
  • If interested, call 608.251.0125 and ask to speak with Shalon or send us a message on the Contact page and select “Volunteering”


  • $200 for a new race record and first place!
  • Age Group Awards (by 10 year increments)
    • *Awards will be given for the following:
    • 1st female and male overall (2 total)
    • 1st place age group finishers (16 total)
    • age groups: 12 & under | 13–19 | 20–29 | 30–39 40–49 | 50–59 | 60–69 | 70+
  • Note: Raffle will start approximately at 9:40 and the runner must be present to receive prize.  There will be tons of raffle give-a-ways!
  • In accordance with WIAA regulations, high school athletes are ineligible for awards.


  • Proceeds from the Full Moon 5k and Kids’ Run will benefit kids in need of running shoes. For many years, Movin’ Shoes has worked with various schools and local running programs to help children in need and promote the sport; such as the Hawthorne Girls’ Run Club, Lincoln Elementary, among others.
  • The Girls Running Club at Hawthorne Elementary School in Madison, WI is an after school group that meets twice a week for lessons and running activities. Girls discuss self-esteem, health and goal-setting in the context of training for a 5k. Find more information by clicking here.
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