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Wisconsin > Rapid Running Wausau Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K & Fun Run
Wausau, WI  •  Saturday, August 25, 2012  •  Course Map


Runners will make their way through this central Wisconsin city that's filled with trees and hills and surrounded by mountains, lakes and the Wisconsin River that flows through the heart of town at the all-new Rapid Running Wausau Marathon & Half Marathon, which makes its inaugural running in late August 2012 and also features a 5K and a fun run for kids.

All four races will follow out-and-back courses that start and finish in downtown Wausau, a city that's home to nearly 40,000 residents just south of the region known as the Northwoods of Wisconsin. From the starting line on Jefferson Street, runners in the full marathon and half marathon set out on loop courses that take them first through downtown and later into the residential areas south of the city, as well as some long stretches along the river.

The race will cross over the river twice, including the bridge at Stewart Avenue, which links downtown with the River District on the western side of the river, and splits into a pair of bridges (the Slough Bridge and the Falls Bridge) before bringing runners back into downtown to cross the finish line back on Jefferson Street.

Race Weather & Climate

Located along the banks of the Wisconsin River and Lake Wausau in central Wisconsin, just over 190 miles northwest of Milwaukee, Wausau typically sees August temperatures that average between 78°F and 57°F, while rainfall totals average just over 4.1 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Aug. 25), the average high is 76°F and the average low is 56°F.

Course Map

View the race route map for the Rapid Running Wausau Half Marathon


$60 for the half marathon, if registered by May 14, 2012
$65 between May 15 - June 14
$70 between June 15 - July 14
$75 between July 15 - August 14
$80 on Aug. 15 and after


To reserve your spot in the late summer 2012 running of Wausau's Rapid Running Wausau Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K or Kids' Fun Run, register online at Active.com.

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