About the Race

Optimist Club of Lodi  Mother’s Day Run

Including Half Marathon, 10K, 5K,  and Kids Fun Runs

DSC_3357What can we say?  After running races for 30+ years, completing a few marathons, or triathlons, or even finishing more than one Ironman, you begin to think that organizing a run in your home town might be fun. Activate Lodi thought it was a good idea.

Activate Lodi is group that is working to help everyone in our community live a more healthy lifestyle. Providing education, activities and resources where needed.

Why here and now?

We picked a half marathon in May since it fit in well with a variety of training schedules for triathlons happening in the summer, Madison Marathon, and even the Ford Ironman in Madison in September.

View of Gibraltar Rock from Van Ness Road WI Rustic Road 110We picked the City of Lodi, Town of Lodi and Town of West Point as the       location for the variety of quiet country roads, scenic views, rolling to hilly terrain it offers. For the most part, the race runs on WI Rustic Road 110. And besides, we live here and love it!

Come for the run, stay for the fun

Lodi and the surrounding townships have much to offer the traveler whether you are driving through, spending a day, or staying a week. We are lucky to be on Lake Wisconsin, near the famous Merrimac Ferry and Devils Lake. Our community is rural in nature but rich in heritage.

Lodi Optimist's Mother's Day Run - Home of Susie the Duck Lodi is home of Susie the Duck who makes a home in our Spring creek running through the center of town. Come visit this historic small town nestled in the countryside of rolling hills, beautiful pastures and great walking trails.  The fall and winter seasons are both perfect to experience and appreciate what Lodi and our surrounding communities have to offer.  A day trip here can be planned with a downtown shopping excursion, a night out or for those who want to be more physically challenged,  a hike on our Ice Age Trail.

Race Day – Saturday May 10, 2014

Packet Pickup
Friday, May 9  – Runners may pick up race packets from 5-7pm at the Spring Creek Office Center 113 S. Main Street Lodi.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 Race Day – Packets may be picked up at start/finish area starting at 6:30 a.m.

Pre-Race Dinner
Lodi and the Lake Wisconsin area are known for its great restaurants.  This year participants can enjoy a great pre-race dinner at a location soon to be announced.

Arrival Times on Race Day, Saturday May 10
On race day, participants should plan to arrive at Lodi High School at least one hour before race time.  Late arrivals may experience delays in getting to the parking lot and arriving at the race on time.

Medical and Emergency Information
Local emergency personnel will be available.

Race support
Aid stations for the half marathon will be located near miles 1.5, 4, 7, 10 and 12 and start/finish area.  Aid stations for the 5k will be located at mile 1.5 and start/finish.  Water and nourishment will be provided at aid stations.

Chip Timing
The Lodi Mother’s Day Half Marathon, 10K  and 5K will be chip timed.  Results will be available on site after the race and online at Its Race Time  Kids Fun Run is not timed.

Cell Phones
Important: Due to the scenic, hilly nature of the area cell phones may not work and even the best reception is spotty. Please designate a location to meet up with your family and friends after the race.

The temperatures in the Scenic Lodi Valley early in May range from lows in the mid 30’s to highs in the upper 60’s.

Awards Ceremony
The Awards Ceremony will begin at 10:30 AM. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers in each category.

Proceeds Benefit the Lodi Community
The Optimist Club of Lodi supports the community and youth.  Proceeds from registration and sponsorship will be used to support the greater Lodi community and youth.

Registration is now open! The race will be capped at 600 total participants in the half marathon 10K, and 5K.  Registration will close when the cap is reached so register early!

Click here to register for the Lodi Mother’s Day Run


Click here to download the entry form and mail to:
Lodi Mother’s Day Run
218 S. Main St. Suite A
Lodi WI 53555

All checks should be made out to “Optimist Club of Lodi”
For more information on Lodi, WI
Visit the Lodi Chamber of Commerce website

Or, our local news media sites:

One Response to “About the Race”


  1. Course map available for Lodi Mother’s Day Run « Lodi Mother's Day Run - April 4, 2011

    […] About the Race […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,258 other followers

%d bloggers like this: