Wisconsin > Journeys Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
Eagle River, WI • Saturday, May 11, 2013 • Course Map
Known around the region as a popular vacation area for hiking, fishing, canoeing and golfing in warm weather and snowmobiling and skiing in the winter, this small Wisconsin town welcomes several hundred runners, walkers and wheelchair participants each year for the Journeys Marathon.
Along with its 26.2-mile race, the event also features a half Marathon, a 13.1-Mile Power Walk and a 5K, which takes the field along a gorgeous and challenging point-to-point course along rolling country roads through the Northwoods region's lakes and forests. More than 880 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in all races combined in 2012, including more than 400 runners and walkers in the half marathon alone.
From the starting line near the intersection of County Road K and East Bucktabon Lakes Road in the town of Conover, just a short drive north from Eagle River, the half-marathon course starts and follows a mostly southward route among the area lakes between the two towns, passing within sight of the shores of lakes including Lower Bucktabon Lake, Hunter Lake and Boot Lake. The half marathon coure is the same for runners as well as walkers, who are encouraged to sign up for the event's power walking race.
These miles of the race take runners and walkers along scenic, tree-lined roads through the forests, culminating in the home stretch of the race that takes participants through the town of Eagle River and across the bridge over the river by the same name. The finish line lies within Riverview Park on the southern side of the Eagle River, on Railroad Street. The terrain for the race is paved surfaces throughout, and includes a number of mild rolling hills.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled among the lakes and forests of northern Wisconsin, in the region known to locals as the Northwoods, Eagle River typically sees still quite cool weather in the mid-spring season. In May, average monthly temperatures range between 66°F and 42°F, while rainfall amounts average just over 3.2 inches during the month.
On the day of the race (May 11), the average high is 64°F and the average low is 39°F.
View the race route map for the Journeys Half Marathon
$45 for the half marathon, if registered by April 1, 2013
$55 between April 2 - May 11
To reserve your spot in the late spring 2013 running of Eagle River's Journeys Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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