Hey, it's race week! Be sure to know before you go and we'll all have a wonderful morning. Of course, you can always find all the race info at www.wisconsinmarathon.com.
Be sure to read all the information below!
If you selected to have your packet mailed out to you, we have shipped those out and you should have received it last week. For the Virtual Runners, if you have not yet received your packet, it should arrive today or tomorrow. (Packets are no longer able to be mailed. Pick-up times are below.)
For everyone else, be sure to get to one of our remaining packet pick-ups:
Kenosha (Race Weekend):
Friday, May 6, 10:30am to 7:00pm.
Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha
Kenosha (Race Morning): Saturday, May 7, 2022. 5:15am to 6:50am.
Race site, near start line.
- Someone else can pick up your packet for you, yes.
- If you plan on picking up your packet on race morning, be sure to allow for a little extra time, just so you are not rushing when you arrive.
- If you would like a different shirt size from what you ordered, you may switch it out after the race with whatever we have left from what was not picked up.
Be sure to wear your bib on your front and to not bend or crumple the timing chip.
Directions and Parking:
Make sure you know where you are going. Click here for directions to the downtown area.
Make sure you know where to park. Click here for parking info.
All parking will be in the downtown area and is about a 10 minute walk to the start line. There is NO parking at the museum and there are no drop-offs. If you are being dropped off, it is best to be dropped before you get east of 6th Ave. The streets will probably be closed the closer you get to the race site anyway.
Gear Check will be available near the start/ finish area. Look for the big flag. Please try to pin your Gear Check tag to your bag before dropping it off to speed up the process. Please do not check anything of high value or any extra large bags or suitcases.
Everyone loves to watch the race, and if you have someone that wants to cheer you on, come up with a plan beforehand. Some tips can be found here. Spectators can track their runner's progress using this link. It will show when they have crossed timing mats located on our course and the finish. (Marathon and Half marathon only for splits. 5k will show finish results.)
Also, we know some of you might have friends that want to run with you on parts of the course. While that is not ideal for us, we know it helps you. Please make sure they know to be mindful of the other paid, registered runners and to not impede their progress. Also, they should not take any water or supplies at aid stations as we have that allocated for our registered runners only and if they take from there, they are stealing materials from runners that are behind you. Thank them for their cooperation in this vital race aspect.
Please remember, bikes, strollers, dogs, and race bandits are not allowed on the course.
If you haven't looked at it yet, be sure to check out our course map.
The marathon course is a double loop, meaning you will pass by the start/ finish line before you head to mile 14. Please watch for signs.
5k Runners: After our official course measurer finished his measurements, the 5k course came out to be about 46 meters long. We don't want to rob you of your time, so we will have a 5k Split mat out at the correct distance to record your official 5k time. Please proceed to the common finish line from there.
Reminder: The streets and aid stations operate on a rolling reopening based on a 15:00 per mile pace. Aid stations will pack up and course marshals/ police will open streets on a rolling schedule based on this timeline. In some cases, if you do not arrive at certain points within that timeframe, you may be moved to the sidewalk and aid stations may be taken down. If you feel you may not be able to maintain a 15:00 per mile pace and would like a couple extra minutes, we do have an early start at 6:50am for marathon participants only that expect to be over six hours.
If you need to warm up before the race and would like to do any strides, do not cross the timing mat before the start. With our early start, if you do your stride over the mat, your chip will register and your time will start recording. So, do not run over the start line the opposite way before you start the race.
If you feel sick, please stay home!
Start Line Details:
Early Start: 6:50am (optional for marathon participants expecting to be over 6:00)
Race Start- All distances: 7:00am
Your chip will register when you cross the timing mat. We have pacer teams this year with handheld signs which will help you find your proper pacing spot in the start area. Please line up according to pace. The pace groups leaders will lead marathon paces of every 15 minutes from 3:30 to 6:00. There will also be a sweeper- our Balloon Girls!- who will pace out at 6:30 for the marathon, our official shut off pace.
For those using our early start option, please line up in our coned off area by 6:45am for your 6:50 start. We will line the main field up behind you for the common start. If you plan on using the early start option, please be on time as we will not allow early starters after the group begins, so that the main field has their space for their start.