What is Madison Music Mile?

A fundraiser for Girls Rock Camp!  GRC’s mission is to support a culture of positive self-esteem and collaboration among girls while building community through music.  GRC recognizes the potential of every young woman to be a strong, talented, creative and empowered individual while providing a safe space where all girls rock.  GRC is a one week day-camp for girls ages 8-18.  Campers of all skill levels learn guitar, drums, keyboards, bass and vocals, form a band, write a song and perform at the end of week for friends, family, and hundreds of screaming fans.

A community event that highlights local music talent!  The Madison Music Mile and 5K looks to provide performance opportunities for local musicians to showcase their talents in a fun and energetic environment!  If you are a Madison band, vocalist, or musician, we’d love to have you join the entertainment line-up for 2016!   Please send us an email.

A timed, well-organized 5K running event and 1 mile kids fun run that focuses on the details.  The Capitol View Events team is a Middleton-based endurance event company that specializes in high attention to details and professional event management, and safety is our first priority.  Known for great racer swag, you can achieve your finish line goal in a fun, safe environment!

Race Day Information

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 13th
4:00pm – 8:00pm Packet Pick-Up, at Endurance House Middleton, 1661 Deming Way #154, Middleton, WI 53562

Saturday, May 14th
7:00am – 7:30am – Race Morning Packet Pick-Up – Endurance House Tents, outside Café Hollander

8:00am 5K Start – Café Hollander, Hilldale Shopping Center

8:05am 1 Mile StartCafé Hollander, Hilldale Shopping Center

8:00am – 10:00am – Live Music from The Ryan McGrath Band, ½ off beverage at Café Hollander


You can view your race photos at the link below once they are available.

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Parking Information

Parking Information: Participants should park in the Hilldale Shopping Center Parking Garage. Parking Garage entrance is located off of Midvale Blvd. Participants will walk through outdoor pavilion corridor between Kate Spade and Michael Kors.

Packet Pickup

Participant will receive their bib number and timing chip located on the bib at the time of packet pick-up (available at Endurance House Middleton on Friday, May 13 and Outside Cafe Hollander on May 14). Participant will also receive participant t-shirt, sunglasses, and sponsor goody-bag at packet pick-up. Light refreshments will be served after the race, including water, chocolate milk, bananas, oranges, & light snacks. Participants can visit Café Hollander after they finish to receive ½ price off a beverage (beer included for those 21+). Results will be posted online immediately after event, Post-race communications with results, photos, and survey will be sent out within a few days after the event!

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Awards and Results

Awards will be given to the following overall and age group divisions:

  • 5K: Top 3 Overall M/F Winners  & Top 3 in each AG: (14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, …. , 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+).
  • 1M: Top 3 Overall M/F Winners & Top 3 in each AG: (14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, …. , 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+).

Results will be available following the event.

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Two Fun Courses

One Mile Route

The Madison Music Mile course is a 1 mile route great for young participants to get the race experience and have a great time with music at the start and a live band at the finish.

5K Route

The Madison Music Mile 5K course is a gentle rolling route through the beautiful residential area near & around Hilldale, with 2 locations of live music along the route.

Headliner: The Ryan McGrath Band

The Ryan McGrath Band is a Madison, WI-based blues, country and rock band, deeply rooted in classic American music. The perfect soundtrack for a cross-country road trip, the band draws its influences from blues legends and country greats. Featuring: Tom Pietras on drums, Paul Pellett on Bass, Paul Sabel on Harmonica, and Ryan McGrath on guitar/vocals.

Listen Now: Know My Name

Like what you hear? You can catch an amazing performance from the Ryan McGrath band at the Madison Music Mile finish line. Plus we’ll another two bands providing music on the course. Don’t miss Madison’s newest running race with a beat.

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On Course Bands


A group of four young musicians from Monroe, Wisconsin come together to form Precocious. Their speciality is awesome covers of Rock & Roll Music from the 60’s up to the present day. In addition, they are also constantly adding original songs to their repertoire. At the end of the day these girls simply love music and put on a great show.

Supervillian Fire Drill

Supervillian Fire Drill is an all-female ska band from Madison, WI that puts on an awesome live show. This seven member band features a trombone, two trumpets, a keyboard, bass, guitar, drums and a number of Girls Rock Camp instructors. Supervillian Fire Drill draws musical influences from other great ska bands like Streetlight Manifesto and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

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Volunteer Sign Up

Capitol View Events is excited to bring this new race opportunity to the Madison area and support a local music charity. We expect up to 500 participants in the 5K and 1 mile event.

Race Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Race Location: Hilldale Shopping Center

As a volunteer you’ll receive:

  • sunglasses
  • beverage
  • race discount
  • high fives

Please make sure to attend the Volunteer Meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6pm at Endurance House Middleton. Any questions can be directed to Megan, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteercve@gmail.com. Thank you!

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