Wisconsin > Cheesehead Half Marathon, Relay & 5K Run/Walk
Hilbert, WI • Saturday, August 24, 2013 • Course Map
Run along the rolling hills of Calumet County in rural eastern Wisconsin, the Cheesehead Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk saw 825 runners and walkers cross the finish line in both races combined at its late August 2012 running, which is organized and hosted by the locally based Fox Cities Pacesetters running club on the weekend before Labor Day.
The out-and-back course for the race starts and finishes in downtown Hilbert, near the Village Hearthstone Restaurant on Main Street, and follows a course that's best described as a loop through the countryside just north of town, much of which takes runners on long uphill stretches, according to runners who've finished the race in the past.
From the starting line, runners in the half -- it's open to runners only, while the 5K is open to both runners and walkers -- follow the route on a quick loop through town and then out onto Main Street, which becomes Hilbert Road. Runners then turn left onto Irish Road, which they follow north for the next few miles in the direction of nearby Forest Junction.
The course then turns again onto Randolph and Harrison Street before turning onto the Fox River Trail, which runners follow all the way back until they meet up with Ott Road and head back onto Irish Road, which they follow into town for the finish back on Main Street. All finishers receive a "cheesehead" t-shirt and medal after they cross the finish line, provided they finish within four hours.
Of the 825 individual half marathoners, 5K runners and walkers and relay team participants that finished the race in 2012, 270 runners finished the half marathon while 527 runners and walkers competed in the 5K race. The scheduled starting time for the race in 2013 is 7:30 AM for individual runners and two-person relay teams in the half marathon, followed by an 8:00 AM start for the 5K.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in eastern Wisconsin, just a few miles west of Lake Winnebago and roughly 30 miles south of Green Bay, the town of Hilbert typically sees mild to moderately cool weather in the late summer/early fall.
In August, average monthly temperatures range between 58°F and 80°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.8 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Aug. 24), the average low is 56°F and the average high is 78°F.
View the race route map for the Cheesehead Half Marathon
$40 for the half marathon, if registered by August 22, 2013
$50 on site in Hilbert
To reserve your spot in the late summer 2013 running of Hilbert's Cheesehead Half Marathon, 2-person Relay or 5K race, register online at Active.com.
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