Run keeps memory of slain women alive

‘Brittany Run' raises reward funds to find killers of Brittany Zimmermann, Kelly Nolan
Run keeps memory of slain women alive
Brittany Zimmermann

The mysterious slayings of two young women in Madison are getting renewed attention.

Madison police and University of Wisconsin-Madison police outlined plans Wednesday for the “Brittany Run” next weekend in Madison.

Brittany Zimmermann was found slain in her Doty Street apartment five years ago. The case remains unsolved along with the 2007 killing of Kelly Nolan. Nolan was found in a field after a night out with friends on State Street.

Their families said the race helps keep the memory of both young women alive.

“Without attention to these cases they would be lost, and we absolutely cannot have that, for either of the girls,” said Jean Zimmerman, Brittany’s mom.

Proceeds from the 5K will benefit the reward funds to find the killers, along with Madison Area Crime Stoppers.

The race through the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.