On june 10th, join us in madison to celebrate the 99th birthday of the 19th amendment in wisconsin.

On June 10th, 1919 Wisconsin became the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment recognizing women's right to vote. To celebrate, we're hosting an "unofficial" 1.9K community walk and 19K run in downtown Madison that will raise money to support voting rights work in Wisconsin.

Event details

Let's honor the suffragist legacy and work for voting rights in our own time!

The 2018 Suffrage Run & Walk will be an “unofficial” event. Participants can either join a 1.9 kilometer walk along Madison’s State Street corridor between the UW campus and the 30 on the Square plaza next to the State Capitol, or a 19K run also starting from the UW campus and ending on the 30 on the Square plaza next to the State Capitol. Next year, for the 100th anniversary, we hope to provide runners with the timing technology, water stations, and other features they expect from professionally operated running events. This year, we are simply a group of friends and neighbors gathering to follow in the footsteps of those brave souls who 99 years ago changed our state and country for the better. *Note, there will be no water stations and all participants run and walk at their own risk.

Participants that register online by June 1 and make at least a $30 donation will be guaranteed a t-shirt (T-shirts still available!! Register quickly before they run out!). Email size preferences (and address if you can't join us in Madison and want it mailed) to suffragerun@gmail.com. 100% of funds raised from the Suffrage Run & Walk will be donated to the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and the ACLU of Wisconsin to advance their respective voter registration and voting rights efforts.

Event Plan & Schedule

10:00am T-shirt pickup is available in front of Sterling Hall, 475 N. Charter St, Madison WI, 53706. Runners may start their run anytime after 10am (but before 11am) depending on their pace. The goal is to have all runners finished at the 30 on the Square meeting point before 12:30pm. See the map below for course details.

11:30am Walk begins, starting from Sterling Hall, 475 N. Charter St, Madison WI, 53706. Walkers will proceed together down Bascom Hill and along State Street and end at the 30 on the Square meeting point just off the Capitol Square.

12:00-1:00 As runners and walkers arrive at the 30 on the Square meeting point, they will be greeted by a small celebration with light refreshments.

  • T-shirt pick-up begins. Runners may begin.

  • 1.9K community walk begins

  • Celebration at 30 on the Square

Route maps

19.K Run Route

1.9K walking route

Register and make at least a $30 donation to reserve a t-shirt!


Can't join us in Madison? Go for a Suffrage Run or Walk wherever you are and share a photo or message with us on social media!