Walk/Run/Eat for Safe Schools



Online registration is now closed.  Walk-on registrations are welcome, with lunch and t-shirts available on a first come, first served basis.


Held on Saturday, October 11 at Goodman Community Center in Madison, GSAFE’s Walk/Run/Eat for Safe Schools is fun for the whole family!

The event features a 5k walk, 5k run, 10k run, and kids run.  Following the event is a community meal.  New this year is a kids run, 5k stroller run, costumed superheroes, face painting, and balloons for the kids!  All registered kids will receive their own cape!  Everyone is encouraged to dress up as superheroes!


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Kid Fun!


Be a Superhero!

GSA Fundraising & Involvement

Buy a GSAFE T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, or Cape!

Course Map and Details


Sponsorship Opportunities

Coming Out Day



Event Details


Goodman Community Center – 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI


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Registration begins at 9:30AM

Kids Run begins at 10:40AM

Walk/Run begins at 11:00AM

Lunch will be served at 11:30AM

Event options include a 5k walk, 5k stroller run, 5k run, 10k run, and kids run!


Kid Fun!

The Kids Run is a 100 meter dash for kids ages 3-12.  All kids registered for the race will receive a superhero cape to wear as they run!  Registration is $20, with a $5 early bird discount before September 27.  Meal is included in the registration fee.

Additionally, there will be costumed superheroes, face painting, and balloons for kids!



Registration is $35 for adults, $25 for youth (ages 13-17), and $20 for kids (ages 3-12).  Walk-on registrations are welcome, but we cannot guarantee t-shirts, capes, or meals.

Download a paper registrations here and bring it with you to the event on Saturday.

Early packet pick-up will be on Friday, October 10th at Berkeley Running Company from 5PM to 7PM, located at 2582 University Avenue in Madison.


Be a Superhero!

The success of our event rests on our courageous Superheroes!  Superheroes are people who try to raise $500 leading up to the Walk/Run/Eat for Safe Schools.


GSAFE will provide you with all the tips, support, and fun times you could ever ask for!  That, combined with the strength of an elephant, the gift of flight, or the ability to read people’s minds makes it super easy, right!

Click here if you’re interested in supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth in Wisconsin by being a Superhero.


GSA Fundraising & Involvement

For more information on how your GSA can attend, volunteer, and/or fundraise for their club, click here.


Buy a GSAFE T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, or Cape!

Buy an additional  t-shirt, sweatshirt, or cape to pick-up at Walk/Run/Eat!  Items are priced as follows:
Additional Walk/Run/Eat T-Shirt: $20

Superhero Cape: $25

GSAFE Sweatshirt: $35

Buy Your Superhero GSAFE Swag Here!



Course Map and Details

The 5k and 10k routes have been accurately measured, although they are not USA Track and Field-certified courses.  Course marshals will be stationed along the route to provide direction to walkers and runners.  The route will be timed for runners, and results will be available after the run and will be posted on our website.



You can view more detailed course maps here on MapMyRun:

5K: http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/monona-wi/gsafe-2014-5k-route-283325481
10K: http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/monona-wi/gsafe-2014-10k-route-281701497



Additional parking is available on the street as well as in the Madison Kipp parking lot at 201 Waubesa Street


Sponsorship Opportunities

GSAFE has several sponsorship opportunities for our Walk/Run/Eat for Safe Schools.  As a sponsor, you will be recognized publicly for your support of Wisconsin LGBTQ youth.  Annually 500 community members attend Walk/Run/Eat and tv news often covers the event because of the fun superhero theme.  Click here for sponsorship opportunities or contact Kristen.

Coming Out Day

This year’s Walk/Run/Eat for Safe Schools is also on National Coming Out Day!  Come out, come out, wherever you are and show your support for Wisconsin’s LGBTQ youth!



If you need an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Kristen at kristen@gsafewi.org or (608) 661-4141 by September 27, 2014.  We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.

In recognizing the diverse mobility needs of our community, we emphasize the EAT as much as the WALK and RUN components of our event.  Even if you are unable to walk or run with us, please join us in building community and enjoying a meal.

In an effort to make the conference accessible to people of all genders, there will be gender inclusive bathrooms at Goodman Community Center.  Regardless of what bathroom you choose to use, please respect everyone’s right to use the bathroom.  Each of us can decide for ourselves which bathroom we belong in.

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