Thank YOU for choosing to participate in this Easter Tradition!

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Oct 31st - Nov 15th$20$20
Nov 16th - Dec 31st$25$25
Jan 1st - Mar 14th$30$30
Mar 15th - Apr 12th$35$35

Packet Pickup/

Race Day Registration



We are in need of volunteers to help make this community event possible. If you or your group is interested in helping at one of the fun SUGAR STATIONS, course pointers or water stations please fill out and submit the contact form below and we will be in contact with you ASAP.


  • No parking on McGaw park driveway. Roughly 225 parking stalls are available in the park so arrive early. Otherwise parking is available in nearby neighborhoods.  
  • Strollers are welcomed but please stage yourself accordingly and be courteous to those around you.
  • McGaw Park is open to dogs/pets but due to safety reasons they are NOT allowed to participate in the event.

Weather and Refund Policy:

This event will be held rain, snow or shine but in the case of severe weather or unsafe conditions, the event may be delayed or canceled. If the event is canceled there will be NO REFUNDS. Eclipse Timing Inc has a NO REFUND policy for any reason. You MAY transfer your registration to another participant. 


A portion of each 2017 Cottontail Classic run/walk registration benefits the Fitchburg Lions Club and Team Marissa.

​Event Location:

McGaw Park, Fitchburg

5236 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711


* Shirt registration deadline is Wednesday, April 5th at Midnight
* Online registration closes on Wednesday, April 12th at Midnight

* Additional Pancake Breakfast Tickets can be purchased during registration online and at the event. Adult: $6.50 Children: $3.50
* All prices include Wisconsin sales tax but not online processing fees


Chocolate awards will be awarded to the below groups. Must be present at awards ceremony to receive award.
  • Male/Female, 5k/10k, Top 3 overall
  • Male/Female, 5k/10k, Top 2  in each age division
>14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+​

Every Registration Includes:

  • Family fun, safe and competitive run/walk and HOP
  • Bunny Ears
  • Technical T-shirt*
  • Three SUGAR STATIONS on course
  • Ticket to the yummy post-race pancake breakfast
  • FocalShare digital photos
  • FREE Kid Easter Egg Hunt
  • Post-race entertainment
  • Professional timing

​Cottontail Classic Options:

  • 10k Run
  • 5k Run/Walk
  • FREE Kids Easter Egg Hunt (following the run/walk events)

​Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 14th: Early Packet Pickup and Registration
5:00pm-7:00pm Endurance House Middleton
1701 Deming Way, Middleton WI

Saturday, April 15th: RACE DAY
McGaw Park, Fitchburg, Wisconsin
  • 8:30 - 9:45 AM Packet Pick Up and Registration*
  • 10:00 AM Race Start 10k
  • 10:05 AM Race Start 5k
  • 10:20 AM Pancake Breakfast will begin after first finisher
  • 11:30 AM Estimated time for awards ceremony
  • 1:00 PM Easter Egg Hunt Begins (Info here) ​
* You CAN pick up other people's packets at Packet Pick Up with printed email confirmation





​Saturday, April 15th