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Parrots 0.5 K

Parrots 0.5K – Finally, a Race for the Rest of Us

Come for the 0.5K Run, Stay for the Couch Potato Races, and Block Party!

Saturday June 15, 2024 3pm-6pm at Madison Town Center, Madison, AL 
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Madison with Premier Sponsor: Landers McLarty Subaru

Okay, it’s not really a race, it’s a fun run, jog or walk. Upon registering, participants will receive a race bib just like a real 5K but we’re only doing a 0.5K, which is about 600 yards! Participants are encouraged to embrace the laid-back island lifestyle and enjoy the journey with your friends, pets, and family!

1. Registration

2. FREE T-shirt Offer & Deadline

  1. Must register by midnight on Friday, May 26, 2024 to insure a Free T-shirt offer.
  2. After this date, T-shirt will be available for pickup for paid participants on a, first come first serve basis while supplies last

3. Great Door Prizes

  • Each registered participant will receive a numbered Race Bib that will make them eligible for some great door prizes.
  • Door Prize Winners will be announced throughout the event
  • Must be present to win

4. Kids and Dogs are welcome to attend for FREE!

  • Kids and dogs do not receive a race bib.
  • Pets welcome but must be on a leash at all times and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pet… and kid!.

5. Costumes are Strongly Encouraged!

  • Tropical Beach/ Island /Jimmy-Buffet-Concert-Like attire is more than appropriate! 

6. Service Above Self

  • All net proceeds go to the community service projects of your Rotary Club of Madison!

7. Stay for the Couch Potato Races!

  • More information about Couch Potato Races can be found below

8. Percentage of Restaurant Sales to Support Madison Rotary Foundation

  • The local restaurants are donating a portion of their sales for the day to our Madison Rotary Foundation (501c3)
  • So please please grab a meal at Taco Mama, Moe’s or SaZa and help the cause and get a great meal! 

9. The 0.5k Run venue in Town Madison is also an Entertainment District!

  • The entire area were we are holding the 0.5K and the CP Races is a Madison City ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT! 
  • Ask your local beverage vendor for a to-go cup and enjoy the event! 
  • Beverages are allowed on the course as long as it is in line with Entertainment District rules

10. FREE Parking

  • FREE Parking at the Trash Panda Parking Lot, compliments of the Trash Pandas and Town Madison

Couch Potato Race Rules

Welcome to the quirkiest, craziest, and possibly the most comfortable race you’ll ever experience – the Couch Potato 0.5K Race! Strap on your running shoes, or maybe just bring your slippers, and join us for a leisurely jaunt to support a great cause. Compete for speed, or style, as we transform the mundane into the magnificent, all in the name of charity. So, dust off your favorite old couch, deck it out in your wildest decorations, and let’s race in comfort!

Couch Potato Race Prizes:

  • 1st Place $1,000
  • 2nd Place $300
  • 3rd Place $200
  • An awesome Best Team Theme Trophy will also be awarded for the most creative and awesomely designed/decorated couch and team.


  • Limit to Four Person Team (3 pushers, 1 driver/rider).
  • Driver Must Wear Helmet (i.e. Bike, Football, etc., your
  • Couch Must Be Human Powered (non-motorized)
  • Couch Must Have Started Life as a Couch
  • At least 1 rider must be on the couch at all times.
  • There will be three heats of three teams per heat – winner of each heat advances to a Championship Race. Course is 0.5K route (approx. 600 yards) and includes two left hand turns.
  • Good sportsmanship is essential – no pushing, shoving, or cutting corners (literally).
  • Costumes and team themes are encouraged but not required.
  • MAP (pending)


  • Limited to 9 teams
  • $1,000 Entry Fee
  • Corporate/Organization Team Sponsorship Encouraged