March 10, 2010
The recent earthquakes in Haiti brought about a global outpouring in relief efforts and assistance. The Crazylegs Classic Executive Committee, in partnership with UW Athletics, last week donated approximately 1,500 outdated Crazylegs T-shirts to the relief efforts in Haiti.
The spirit of giving back and trying to make a difference is as important today as it was 29 years ago when the inaugural Crazylegs Classic had its first run in downtown Madison, Wis. Now, reaching out globally has more than one meaning for the "Crazylegs World".
It was announced earlier this year that the ever-popular annual run/walk that takes place in Madison each spring and benefits UW Athletics, has expanded this year adding an event called "Crazylegs World." The race this year is April 24 starting from the Capital at 10 a.m. CT.
In the global race, in addition to the nearly 20,000 people who are currently taking part in the race in Madison, UW Athletics, the National W Club and the Wisconsin Alumni Association will join forces to help coordinate satellite events, on the same day, anywhere there is interest - from Boston to Bismarck, Melbourne to Madrid, Tampa to Tokyo, and anyplace in between.
Basically, you can do your own run or walk no matter where you are and for whatever length you want it to be! Synchronize your watch to 10 a.m. CT (official start time for the Crazylegs Classic) to run/walk your event simultaneously with the runners in Madison, Wis., or anytime on April 24.
The most important thing is bringing together the Badger communities (both here at UW and across the world) for a fun-filled and memorable event to be enjoyed by family members, friends, UW alums alike. To read the full story click here. Click here to register online.
Crazylegs World is coming to you with everything you need to be part of the legacy. Your registration fee includes an official race packet filled with a Crazylegs T-shirt, race bib and more. Find out if your local Alumni Association chapter is organizing a run, put your own team together or run by yourself along your favorite course.
Crazylegs World lets you:
• Hold your event whenever it's most convenient.
• Jog around the block if that's what you want to do.
• Put together a team and show your Badger spirit.
• Proudly wear your Crazylegs T-shirt and bib!
However if you choose to participate, you may register as a “World Individual” until April 22. If you are registering a “World Team”, the registration deadline is Thursday, April 15, 2010. Please visit www.crazylegsclassic.com for complete details. Runners and walkers wishing to register online for the Crazylegs Classic in Madison have until Friday, April 16th at 4:00 p.m.
It's a Crazylegs World. Run with it.