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Wisconsin > ZOOMA Great Lakes Half Marathon & 5K
Fontana, WI  •  Saturday, October 20, 2012  •  Course Map

One of a series of women's half marathon events that takes place across the country throughout the year in cities from Austin to Annapolis and from Colorado Springs to Atlanta, the all-new ZOOMA Great Lakes Half Marathon & 5K makes its second annual running on Wisconsin's running calendar in the fall of 2012.

The race will take runners through the resort known as the Abbey Resort and Spa here in the tiny town of Fontana, whose year-round population of just over 1,800 residents swells by an additional 3,500 to 5,000 people every weekend during the peak tourist season, as visitors flock from the nearby Chicago, Milwaukee and Rockford areas to enjoy Fontana's small-town charm and the 90-acre resort's golf courses, spa facilities and lake and marina amenities.

Limited to 2,000 runners, the race will take the field on an out-and-back route through the grounds of the Abbey Resort as well as the town of Fontana, with much of the race course unfolding along the shoreline of Geneva Lake. Runners should expect a moderately hilly course, organizers say, though with the lake and the resort in the background, there will also be plenty of scenery on display.

Just over 520 runners crossed the finish line in both races combined in 2011, including 327 finishers in the half marathon alone. The scheduled starting time for the 2012 race is 7:30 AM.

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along the western end of Geneva Lake in southeastern Wisconsin, just over 65 miles southeast of Madison and about 57 miles southwest of Milwaukee, Fontana typically sees mild to moderately cool and occasionally cold weather in October, when average monthly temperatures range between 62°F and 39°F. On the day of the race (Oct. 20), the average high is 61°F and the average low is 38°F, while rainfall totals average just over 2.8 inches for the month.

Course Map

View the race route map for the ZOOMA Great Lakes Half Marathon


$85 for the half marathon, if registered by August 5, 2012
$95 between Aug. 6 - September 23
$105 between Sept. 24 - October 19


To reserve your spot in the fall 2012 running of Fontana's ZOOMA Great Lakes Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at the event website.

Official Race Website


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