Optimist Club of Lodi Mother’s Day Run
Including Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Fun Runs
What 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.
We 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 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 11, 2013
Friday, May 10 – Runners may pick up race packets at the Downtown Cafe/Northern Edge Supper Club located at N1430 Hwy 113, Lodi WI 53555 about one mile north of the Hwy 60 and HWY 113 intersection at HWY J. Hours for packet pickup and mini expo are 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Race Day – Packets may be picked up at start/finish area starting at 6:00 a.m.
Lodi and the Lake Wisconsin area are known for its great restaurants. This year participants can enjoy a great pre-race “All You Can Eat” Spaghetti Dinner at the Down Town Cafe/Northern Edge Supper Club located at N1430 Hwy 113, Lodi WI 53555 starting at 5pm. The restaurant is located on the host hotel grounds.
Arrival Times on Race Day, Saturday May 11
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.
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.
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 http://www.itsracetime.com. Kids Fun Run is not timed.
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.
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 opens January 02, 2012. 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 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:
- Ironman to Get Less Exclusive (online.wsj.com)
- Course set for “Run Like A Mother” half marathon and 5K (runlikeamotherhalfmarathon.com)
- Optimist Club of Lodi on board as title sponsor for spring race (runlikeamotherhalfmarathon.wordpress.com)