Madison, WI (November 2, 2022) – Endurance Marketing Inc (EMI). is excited to announce its acquisition of Run Madtown, a Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K events taking place on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 – 28, 2023. Run Madtown will return with renewed excitement, powered by EMI., an organization well known for its highly organized, family-friendly events. In its 11th year, the event will allow athletes the opportunity for a beautiful running tour of “Madtown.” All distances will showcase several iconic areas of the city, including the Capitol Building, the University of Wisconsin Campus, Camp Randall Stadium and the University of Wisconsin Arboretum. Participants will experience a scenic route utilizing the sights and sounds of Madison, complete with a finish-line celebration.
Endurance Marketing Inc., founded in 2003, is a full-service event management and production firm specializing in endurance sports. Since 2003 EMI. has had the pleasure of working with some of the most prestigious events across the country. Run Madtown joins The Fort2Base Race as wholly owned and operated by Endurance Marketing Inc.
Beth Salinger, the founder and Chief Event Officer of Endurance Marketing Inc., will excitedly assume the role of Race Director for Run Madtown
CEO of EMI., Beth Salinger, said, “We are thrilled to have acquired Run Madtown and will work with the University of Wisconsin and the City of Madison to deliver a memorable event for everyone. We are ecstatic to add Run Madtown to the EMI family. We can’t wait to begin revealing an amazing race experience next May to participants.”
From the mid-1990s onward, a traditional half-marathon and marathon were held in Madison on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Due to extreme heat in 2009 and 2010 the marathon was cancelled and eventually moved to November. Memorial Day weekend continued to host a half-marathon on Sunday, with the addition of a popular Saturday evening Twilight 10K and 5K that launched in 2012 and rebranded Run Madtown.
“It was important to Madison Festivals that the new owner of Run Madtown was someone who was committed to providing an event that was impactful to the Madison community,” said Sara Klemme, CEO of Madison Festivals. “Having RMT go to Endurance Marketing was an easy choice for Madison Festivals, Beth is someone with a high level of integrity, immense industry experience, and the has the foresight to think ‘bigger than just the event’.”
About Endurance Marketing Inc.
Endurance Marketing Inc. is a full-service event management and production firm specializing in Endurance Sports such as running, walking, biking and triathlons. Since 2003 we have had the pleasure of working with some of the most prestigious events across the country.
Endurance Marketing Inc. works hard on every event we produce; you see that on our smiling faces post-event. We are a great team with much love and respect for one another. We work hard, think fast, and celebrate each other’s accomplishments.