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Crazylegs Classic

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Related Words: CLEGS, Sweat Truck (Add)
 
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  1. Make sure to sign up early for the 2010 Crazylegs! It's only $25 until March 26th, after which it will be $30 (for the run) until April 16th. On-site registration will be $40, so get crackin'. Mark April 24th on your calendar, and get ready to run your butt off and drink beer afterward. Posted by: Anonymous on Mar 09, 2010 (3) (0)
  2. The annual Crazylegs Classic is an 8k (roughly 5 mile) run or a 2 mile walk. It starts on the Capitol Square and end on the field at Camp Randall Stadium. It started in 1982 and has grown to a race of almost 15,000 by 2007. The race has received national recognition as America's Best 100 Events in Runner's World Magazine. I can personally attest that this is a very fun event. They even have beer for you after you run!

    2008 Update: The race this year was quite cold. The temp was in the forties but the 30mph wind made it seem colder. However, the cold didn't seem to hurt the attendance as it was a new record at over 17,000. Posted by: strudelwagon on Apr 09, 2008 (4) (1)
  3. Runner's World named the Crazylegs one of the 100 races. Crazylegs was started in 1981 and was named in honor of the then-Athletic Director Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, a Wausau native and former professional running back for the Los Angeles Rams. Posted by: Anonymous on Mar 10, 2010 (0) (0)
  4. A great tradition in Madison that got better with the addition of wave starts. It used to be a two mile walk followed by a three mile run after you passed all the people that started way ahead of their actual mile pace. One can actually run the entire race now. A little pricey for just a tshirt but I guess you do get beer at the end and the money goes to a good cause. THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT. Gotta support those non rev sports. Posted by: mamcdermid on Jul 10, 2008 (0) (0)
  5. It's a shame the Crazylegs doesn't route traffic through some of the beautiful Lakeshore path. While it might be difficult to do for a number of reasons, it's a shame not even a sliver of the Crazylegs route goes along the lake. Instead, the entire path is paved road, of course until you get to the astro-turf finish line at Camp Randall Stadium. Posted by: Anonymous on Mar 10, 2010 (0) (1)
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The top of the hill.
The top of the hill.
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A mass of runners.
A mass of runners.
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This is what the front of the pack looks like near the first mile marker.
This is what the front of the pack looks like near the first mile marker.
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Relaxing in Camp Randall after the race.
Relaxing in Camp Randall after the race.
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The Mighty Short Bus played at Camp Randall after the race.
The Mighty Short Bus played at Camp Randall after the race.
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Crazylegs Classic
A great compilation of shots that give you a good idea what the Crazylegs is about. Don't take the video's word for it. Make sure to participate in the 2010 Crazylegs Classic. It's a great way to gear up for a healthy, active summer.
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