The best little race in the area! Run side by side with friends, neighbors, elite runners and firefighters in their gear! Whether you're aiming to PR a 5k, or complete your very Half Marathon, you are welcome to run with us! Proceeds of the Hot2Trot benefit the amazing men and women who protect our community by serving on the Cottage Grove Fire Department.
Packet pickup will take place on Friday, June 15th, from 4:00 - 7:00 at New Life Church, 7564 Cottage Grove Rd. Plenty of parking and easy/fast pickup. Walk up registrations will also take place during this time. T-shirts are not guaranteed with walk up registrations.
Race day registration and packet pickup will take place under the "big tent" at Firemen's Park.
Registration and pickup also available on race day starting at 7:00am.
New Life Church 7564 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison, WI
Friday, June 16th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Awards & Medals
Trophies for top three male and female finishers in each age category:
14 and under
60 and over
Top 3 finishers in each age group
Run fast and win a great bobble head trophy!
All kids who finish the Kids Run get a custom Hot2Trot medal.
5k course takes you from Firemen's park, through neighborhoods and right down Cottage Grove Road. You'll finish with a smooth downhill stretch on Main Street. The course uses local roads, which will contine to be open for vehicle traffic. Please use caution, and stay within the coned sections of the course.
New Half Marathon course option this year! Route coming soon.
The 1k Kids Run makes loop through the carnival midway. Flat, free of traffic, and perfect for young runners.
Great Local Courses!
Fun loop through town
Click icon below to view full course map.
Half Marathon Course Map
5k Course Map
Shirts & Bags
Half Marathon and 5k participants who sign up by June 1 will receive a Hot2Trot race t-shirt. Only a limited number will be available to those who register after, or on race day. Kids Run participants will receive medals, instead of shirts.
Race day registration starts at 7:00am. Actual shirt color and design varys each year, and will be different from shirt shown here.
Cottage Grove Firemen's Festival and the Hot2Trot run are fundraisers for the Cottage Grove Fire Department.
Other Firemen's Festival events include:
• Carnival Midway
• Colossal Parade
• Food and Drink Tents
• Vendor and Craft Fair
• Barbeque cook off
• Kids Tractor Pull
• Horse Pull
• Pancake Breakfast
• Baseball Tournament
• Live Music
A Cottage Grove Tradition!
Over 80 years of fun.
Festival Web Site
Post Run Fun
Stick around after the race for race results, trophy presentation and door prizes!
Water and snacks will be available, and the beer tent will be open early for thirsty runners! Celebrate your accomplishment with family and friends under the "big tent" before you head back to Main Street for the big parade.
Food & Prizes!
Hang out with your friends and neighbors after the race for refreshments, and a chance to win prizes.
Location & Parking
All Hot2Trot races are held at Firemen's Park in Cottage Grove. The park is on the corner of Clark and Grove. There is plenty of parking in the grassy lot just west of the park. Please arrive at the park prior to the 8:30am start of the Kids Run. Portions of Clark Street will be closed for safety, and limit your access to the park, and parking.
Location and Parking
Easy to find us and park at Firemen's Park in Cottage Grove.
The Hot2Trot and Kids Run proceeds benefit the Cottage Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Funds will be used to purchasing equipment, and continue educational programs.
Smile! Race photos available on our Facebook page after the race.
Grab your friends and have your photo taken in front of our "logo wall"!
Join us for the 7th running of the Hot2Trot. Support the Cottage Grove Fire Department while running along with your friends and neighbors. The Hot2Trot Half Marathon, 5k and Kids run are held rain or shine. No refunds will be issued.
Sat. June 18th, 2018
7:00 Half Marathon 7:30 Kids | 7:45 5k
Race photography generously donated by Robert Bertera Photography
Partner with us for the 2018 Run!
We could not put on the Hot2Trot event without the generous support of our sponsors. Please patronize our Sponsors, and visit their web sites. They are helping us to promote health, fitness and fun!
Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Johnson Health Tech, for their generous and continued support of the Hot2Trot run. If you would like to help sponsor our run, please contact us for more information: email@example.com
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Location & Parking
Firemen's Park is located on Clark Street in Cottage Grove. Both the Kids Run and the 5k routes use Clark street, so it will close early for safety. There is plenty of parking in the grassy lot just west of the park. Please arrive early!
Directions to Firemen's Park
Can you Help Us? Submit the form below to volunteer.
We need lots of help to put on the Hot2Trot Half Marathon, 5k and kids run. Volunteers are needed to help direct runners on the course, hand out water, help with registration, and other duties. In return for your help, we can offer our sincere thanks, and a volunteer t-shirt. It's fun to be part of race day! Fill out the form, or use the email link below for more information on how you, or your group can help.