The first of two half marathon running events scheduled for 2011 in this tiny hamlet in southwestern Wisconsin -- which is home to just over 650 people according to the 2000 U.S. Census -- the village of Norwalk plays host in the spring to the Spring Fling Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, which joins November's Rails to Trails Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
and the Black Squirrel "Filthy 5" Mud Run earlier in the month on the local running calendar.
Set to take runners on an out-and-back 13.1-mile route that starts and finishes at Norwalk Village Park on Railroad Street, the race features plentiful views of the hills and trails around the village, including the Elroy-to-Sparta Trail that passes right by Norwalk's town center and neighborhoods.
Known as the "gateway to the tunnels," Norwalk serves as the starting point for runners, bikers and walkers who flock to the trail throughout the year, as it stretches between the nearby villages of Elroy and Sparta and takes runners through three long converted railroad tunnels along the way.
Runners in the Spring Fling races will start the event at 9:00 AM, and they may pick up their race packets either the day before the race or on the day of the event, from 7:00 to 8:30 AM before the race start.
Weather & Climate
Located near southern Wisconsin's western border, just over 100 miles northwest of Madison, the village of Norwalk typically sees moderately cool to warm weather in May, when average monthly temperatures range between 69°F and 47°F. On the day of the race (May 22), the average high is 71°F and the average low is 50°F, while rainfall totals average just under 3.7 inches for the month.
$30 for the half marathon, if registered by March 15, 2011
$40 between March 16 - April 15
$50 after April 15 until the day of the race
To reserve your spot in the spring 2011 running of Norwalk's Spring Fling Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at ItsRaceTime.com
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