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Crusader 5K and Madonna Mile

About the Madonna University Student Emergency Relief Fund
Proceeds from the Crusader 5K and Madonna Mile will benefit the Madonna University Student Emergency Relief Fund. This fund is distributed to students who need financial support in emergency situations. Madonna University is committed to offering students a liberal arts education in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition. If students face a situation preventing them from attending classes, completing assignments, or earning their degree, this fund is used to assist them if we can.

The online registration form for Crusader 5K and Madonna Mile is now closed.
You can still register in person or on the phone.

Click here to print a registration and submit in person or by mail.

On-site registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17.
For questions, please contact Student Life at 734-432-5426 or email

Rates   Crusader 5K   Madonna Mile
Early-bird Registration (before Sept. 2)   $25   $10
Student Rate   $20   $10
Regular Rate   $30   $10

Runners/walkers in the Madonna Mile will receive finisher ribbons.
Medals will be awarded to the top three runners/walkers in the Crusader 5K in each gender for the following age groups:
• 18 and under
• 19 – 29
• 30 – 39
• 40 – 49
• 50 – 59
• 60+

50/50 Raffle
On Race Day runners/walkers and spectators will have the opportunity to participate in a 50/50 raffle. You must be present to win.

Timing and the Course
Electronic timing will be used for the Crusader 5K. The Madonna Mile will not be timed. The USATF-certified course begins at Madonna University’s Activities Center and participants are routed around the properties of the Felician Sister’s Central Convent, Ladywood High School, the Montessori and back to Madonna’s Activities Center. The course is 100 percent paved. A course map will be included in your packet. No pets. No rollerblades.

If you wish to volunteer for the Crusader 5K and Madonna Mile, please complete the online volunteer form.

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Student Life at 734-432-5426 or by email at