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Ragnar Relay Series

Ragnar Relay Great Midwest

Chicago, Wisconsin - Madison, Illinois, USA | TBD

Race Rundown

200-Mile Relay | 6 or 12 pplTBDTBD

Why We Love It

Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, is a bike-friendly and creative city with a small town feel. Located between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, it is known for the University of Wisconsin badgers, craft beer, bratwursts, a sinking Statue of Liberty during the winter months, the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile, those pink plastic flamingos, and, of course, cheese.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

State Street

A downtown pedestrian mall lined with shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Over 16 acres of flower, plant and rock gardens with a conservatory, pavilion, walking bridges, decorative statues, ponds and a tram.

North Country National Scenic Trail

A 4,600-mile (7,403 km) hiking trail extending seven states from North Dakota to New York.

Memorial Union Terrace

An outdoor hangout located at the University of Wisconsin for views, food, concerts and entertainment.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

A 1,200-mile (1,931 km) trail along a former glacier edge. It is one of eleven national scenic trails in the U.S. Activities: camp, fish, hike, hunt.

Dane County Farmers’ Market

The largest producer's-only market with over 300 vendors. This means the person selling it to you is the person who produced it, which translates to FRESH FOOD.

Average Temperature

High - 80°F (27°C) Low - 58°F (14°C)

Transportation

Airport

Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)
6 mi (10 km) from Madison

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
16 mi (26 km) from downtown

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
11 mi (18 km) from downtown

Train

Chicago Union Station (CHI)
Located downtown

Accommodations

Doubletree Magnificent Mile6.5 mi (10.5 km) from finish
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown6.0 mi (9.7 km) from finish
Embassy Suites Chicago Lakefront6.4 mi (10.3 km) from finish
Hampton Inn and Suites Chicago6.4 mi (10.3 km) from finish
Hilton Chicago5.5 mi (8.9 km) from finish
Holiday Inn Chicago Downtown8.7 mi (14.0 km) from finish
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza6.9 mi (11.1 km) from finish
Homewood Suites Chicago6.7 mi (10.8 km) from finish
Hotel Allegro Chicago7.6 mi (12.2 km) from finish
Hotel Burnham6.9 mi (11.1 km) from finish
Hotel Chicago Downtown7.1 mi (11.4 km) from finish
Hotel Indigo Chicago Downtown5.2 mi (8.4 km) from finish
Hotel Monaco Chicago7.4 mi (11.9 km) from finish
Hyatt Regency Chicago7.5 mi (12.1 km) from finish
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place9.3 mi (15.0 km) from finish
Inn of Chicago5.9 mi (9.5 km) from finish
Intercontinental Magnificent Mile7.1 mi (11.4 km) from finish
Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago5.7 mi (9.2 km) from finish
Palmer House A Hilton Hotel7.5 mi (12.1 km) from finish
Palomar Chicago6.9 mi (11.1 km) from finish
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago8.0 mi (12.9 km) from finish
Residence Inn Chicago Downtown5.7 mi (9.2 km) from finish
Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers6.9 mi (11.1 km) from finish
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower5.6 mi (9.0 km) from finish
Swissotel Chicago6.8 mi (10.9 km) from finish
The Tremont Chicago Hotel5.5 mi (8.9 km) from finish
The Westin Chicago River North7.3 mi (11.7 km) from finish
W Chicago City Center8.0 mi (12.9 km) from finish
W Chicago Lakeshore6.0 mi (9.7 km) from finish
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront6.4 mi (10.3 km) from finish