America’s Original Full Moon Run!

Bring your headlamps and flashing lights, as the run will take place on the night of a Full Moon!

Thank you Sponsors!

Your generosity makes this event possible!


100% of the proceeds from Karl Harter’s Full Moon 5k, presented by Movin’ Shoes, will benefit charity. Some will be donated to the Karl Harter Head and Neck Cancer Scholarship at UW Madison, and the rest will be donated to children in need of running shoes at Lincoln Elementary School in Madison, WI.

Karl Harter Head and Neck Cancer Scholarship

The Karl Harter Head and Neck Cancer Scholarship provides pilot research funds and support to students and fellows engaged in head and neck cancer research at the University of Wisconsin.

Karl Harter was diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) in 1998 at the age of 47 with a complex tumor behind his right eye. He underwent craniofacial surgery followed by radiation and did beautifully for over 10 years. Tumor recurrence was noted in 2009 and he has since undergone several additional rounds of surgery and radiation. Karl never lost his passion for life through his 22-year fight with this rare form of cancer. He passed away in January 2020.

Lincoln Elementary School

For many years, Movin’ Shoes has worked with various schools and local running programs to help children in need and promote the sport. Lincoln Elementary School in Madison, WI serves 400 students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade 5.  It is comprised of a staff who serve a diverse student community. Students receive instruction in English and/or Spanish Dual Language Immersion settings. Lincoln staff attend to the whole child through a core content areas supported by the arts, PE, technology, and enrichment clubs. Teachers facilitate the learning of social-emotional skills through formal instruction in both Second Step and PBS (pause/breathe/smile). Lincoln collaborates with families as partners and has established relationships with the University of Wisconsin, School of Education and Center for Healthy Minds, St. Mary’s/Dean, Employee Trust Funds, Movin’ Shoes, and Findorf