May 1, 2021 Race Day!
Starting to look a little more like spring! We are sure Mother Nature will hit us with one more going away party for the winter, just like every year, but heading in the right direction.

Okay, time for some race info updates.

1- If you have not yet registered and want to run with us (or run the virtual race), click the link below! We only have about 600 spaces left currently.

2- We have this year's course map available! Click HERE to see it. (USATF versions of the map will be available after it warms up and we can make final measurements.) Online versions of the courses can be found below. (Online maps will not show exact distance.) :

3- Aid station locations can be found HERE. Please note, water and Gatorade at the aid stations will be "elite style" where you have to grab your cups off the tables. Recommendations from the Health Department stipulate no volunteer hand offs at this time.

4- Packet Pick-up details are available. See website HERE.
Milwaukee Area: 
Saturday, April 24, 11am to 3:30pm
Performance Running Outfitters- Oak Creek Location
7956 S Main Street, Oak Creek

Chicagoland:
Sunday, April 25, 11am to 3:30pm
Dick Pond Athletics- Park Ridge Location
575 Busse Hwy, Park Ridge (BTW, they moved a couple months ago)

Kenosha (Race Weekend):
Friday, April 30, 2021. 10:30am to 7:00pm.
Outside of Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha

Kenosha (Race Morning):
Saturday, May 1, 2021. 5:15am to 8:15am.
Race site, near start line.

You can show up to any of these locations during these times to pick up your race packet or choose to have it mailed to you. Yes, friends can grab your packet, as well. (NOTE: For those doing the Virtual Race, your packet mailing is included in the price, so don't select the packet mailing at registration.)

5- We know charities all over the nation have been hit hard by the pandemic. We want to help. If you are a part of a charity group that can provide volunteers on race day, we can help your group with promotions and donations. Contact Jonathan with your group info and he'll help you with the details. You'll be joining these wonderful groups.

6- As always, be sure to check our website, www.wisconsinmarathon.com, for more updates we as get them.

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Snapshot of New Rules for 2021:
  • Rolling race start - you will choose your start time, as referenced above.
  • Reduced participation densities - arrive to start area no more than 10 minutes prior to your wave.
  • Masks worn at start and finish - can be removed once you begin running.
  • "Elite style" aid stations. Grab off the table or fill your own.
  • Post race food will be Grab & Go - pre-bagged for easy distribution.
  • No gear check available this year.  


Additional Information:

  • Due to suggested health and safety regulations, we will not be able to serve up brats and beer after the race, nor will we be able to have all the tents and hang out areas at the finish line, as usual. We will still have cheese and we will still have some great post-race refreshments for you!
  • We will not be providing holdable goodie bags this year to go along with your shirt and bib. We will instead email out a virtual goodie bag with various promotions. (It's greener that way, anyway.)
  • For all of our deferred runners from last year, be sure to follow the instructions from the email we sent the other week. Link with details is here in case you needed it.
Message for those who need to make a decision from last year:
Quick reminder, for those that were deferred to this year's race from 2020, if you have not yet selected a start time, be sure to log into your profile at www.runsignup.com and do that as soon as you can. Log in at the top right, find our race, hit MANAGE REGISTRATION and you'll see the corrals option at the bottom of the page. If you were registered for the marathon distance last year, you need to switch to the half marathon or the 5k before you are allowed to select a start time. Be sure to respond to the email from January with your marathon registration options.

If you registered with another person, the person that filled out the registration may have to sign in first and allow you to make updates.

Of course, if you have decided to not run in person this year, that's fine, too. You can still defer your registration to 2022, transfer your registration to someone else, or run the virtual option. Be sure to make this decision soon, if you haven't yet done so, because we need to make final orders this month.

PERSONAL MESSAGE
We are getting excited and we hope you are too! Thanks to everyone that has sent us messages of support. Obviously, we can't do the race without runners, but our runners have proven time and time again to be the best! Can't wait to see you.

Yours in running,

Tracy and Jonathan

FOLLOW US
This email has been sent to all current and past participants of the Wisconsin Marathon. It is not a confirmation email for the 2021 race. Please see our website, www.wisconsinmarathon.com for registration details and confirmation links. If you have any questions, you can email Jonathan at wisconsinmarathon@gmail.com