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Lake Monona History

The first annual Lake Monona was held in 1978 and is now in its 44th annual* event (*2020 was held virtually). With this being a springtime race, the event has seen all weather conditions - from rain, to extreme heat, and even snow/sleet. It IS Wisconsin after all!

In 2007 Race Day Events acquired the Lake Monona 20K and added a post race party including live music. In 2011, a 5K distance was added. Participants have grown to nearly 3000 over the years. Additionally, the Lake Monona 20K/5K has helped many charities since its inception and since Race Day Events has acquired the event, over $75,000 has been donated back to local charities.

Lake Monona History

About Race Day Events

Lake Monona 20K and 5K Run/Walk is produced by Race Day Events. Race Day Events works with all types of events from small, community 5k/10K run/walks, to large multi-day bike rides, triathlons, and full marathons. Their goal is to put the participant first by creating accurate and well supported courses that are safe and fun. Their experienced staff strives to distinguish their events and host satisfying, innovative, recreational experiences.

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Meet Your Race Director

Ken has been with Race Day since the summer of 2018 where he started as a Weekend Warrior. He's from Maple Grove, Minnesota but has been calling Wisconsin home since he started college at UW-Eau Claire in 2014. In his spare time you can find him running, biking, skiing, hiking, and watching movies. His favorite thing about being a Race Director is the satisfaction of seeing the long days of prep for a race come together on race day.

Meet Your Race Director