Eau Claire Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay & 5K

Sunday, April 28, 2024 • Eau Claire, WI • Course Map

Run on a course that takes participants along the streets and among the lakes, parks and riverbanks of this city in Wisconsin’s Chippewa River valley, the Eau Claire Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K features a loop course through the city that features eight bridge crossings for the half marathon.

The half marathon begins on the Madison Street Bridge, where runners can look north and south to the breathtaking views of the Chippewa River while waiting for the race to start.

From there, runners head south through Eau Claire and weave their way through the streets of the Randall Park neighborhood, known for its Carson Park, where home run king Hank Aaron played before going pro. The course continues north along the Chippewa River State Trail before the first true bridge crossing of the course and then continues north along Forest Street for about a mile before crossing over the river again.

Once over the river, runners then follow the course as the circular loop heads southward, along Riverview Drive, Redwood Drive and Western Avenue all the way south down to Galloway Street, where runners then follow the course as it winds along the clearer Eau Claire River.

After they make their way around Putnam, the course features two more bridge crossings at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus and later along Lake Street, after which runners head east along the riverbanks back toward the finish line near Madison Street Bridge.

Runners follow paved surfaces throughout the race, as the course takes them across paved park trails and city streets for virtually the entire 13.1 miles of the race.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the central western portion of Wisconsin, just over 80 miles east of the Minnesota capital of St. Paul, Eau Claire typically sees cool to moderately warm weather at the end of April as the summer begins.

On race day (April 28), the average low is 44ºF and the average high is 66ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Eau Claire Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – full marathon & relay
  • 8:15 AM – half marathon
  • 9:15 AM – 5K

Course Time Limit

4 hours, 15 minutes


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To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Eau Claire Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay or 5K, visit the event website below.

Official Race Website


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