Sunday, June 11, 2023 • Manitowoc, WI • Course Map
While this flat-and-fast course is perfect for marathoners looking for a Boston Marathon qualifying race, the HFM Maritime Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay prides itself on being about “more than just the miles.”
All proceeds from this annual event, which celebrates its 11th running in 2023, are donated to local nonprofits. The race has raised over $120,000 to date for its beneficiaries.
Manitowoc is touted as the Maritime Capital of Wisconsin. The course for the HFM Maritime Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay highlights the best that this lakeside community has to offer.
This out-and-back course takes off from the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc campus. Runners will follow roads and paved trails that hug the shore of Lake Michigan. Aid stations offering water and Gatorade are plentiful, with 16 stations offered less than two miles apart on the course.
With lakeshore views abounding throughout the whole course, the full marathon also crosses both the Manitowoc and West Twin Rivers, continuing until the turnaround point at Point Beach in the city of Two Rivers. Half marathoners make a U-turn approximately a quarter mile north of Aurora Medical Center to continue back to the start/finish line.
Runners will celebrate their accomplishments after the race at the lakeshore with brats, burgers, beer, and ice cream.
Race Weather & Climate
June in Manitowoc holds pleasant weather for racing, with an average high of 74º F and an average low of 58º F.
- 7:00 AM for the marathon & relay
- 7:30 AM for the half marathon
- $75+ for the marathon
- $65+ for the half marathon
- $200+ for the 4-person marathon relay
To secure your spot in the 2023 running of the HFM Maritime Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay, register online at RunSignUp.com.
Official Race Website
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