Runners in the half marathon start their race at La Crosse’s Riverside Park, and follow what is basically a long out-and-back route, first through downtown La Crosse and then over to French Island. The course passes some of the city’s local parks like Copeland Park, which overlooks the waters of the Black River, and reaches its turnaround point in Louis Nelson County Park, at the northern end of French Island.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.