May 7, 2022- Race Day!

Note; Somehow the 2021 packet pick up dates were listed in the previous email. The email below has the correct 2022 dates. Sorry for the mistype. 

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

Be sure to read all the information below!

Race Packets:

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:

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. 

Course Map:

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. 

Warm ups:

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. 

Aid Stations:

There will be aid stations at the following approximate mile marks:

1.3 (also aid station for 5k)






13.2 (Clif Shots will be available for marathoners here)







Each aid station will be stocked with Gatorade and water. Be sure to keep moving through the aid stations and be mindful of runners around you to help stop any traffic jams. Water and Gatorade will be handed out using a hybred system, meaning you can take from volunteer hands or you can take off the table. 

There will also be porto-potties at each aid station.

Medical assistance will also be available at each aid station, should you need it.

Trash cans will also be at each aid station. Use them! We want to keep our cities free of trash. (Also, volunteers don't enjoy picking up gel packs, gross.)

Porto-potties will be located at each aid station. Please do not relieve yourself on the course or in someone's yard. That's gross and makes you a jerk.

Post Race:

After you cross the finish line, marathoners and half marathoners will be able to pick up our Big Cheese Medal. There are different medals for the marathon and half marathon and the ribbon color will match your bib. 5k runners will receive a 5k Finisher ribbon.

The top three runners from each distance will be grabbed at the finish line, given their awards then, and have pictures taken. Top three overall male and female is determined by gun time. 

All runners will also receive a food bag and water as they leave the finish line area. Runners over 21 can claim their post-race beer at the beer truck on-site using their BEER TICKET from their bib. 

After that, runners are invited to the Post Race Gathering at Public Craft Brewery, just a short walk away at 628 58th Street where they can claim their brat using their BRAT TICKET from their bib. After you get your brat, you are free to take off or stick around and enjoy the other items Public Craft Brewing has on their menu. 

Results and Photos:

Race results can be found HERE

Official race photos can be found HERE.

Photos are usually posted within a week of race day


We will have a limited amount of Wisconsin Marathon merchandise available at the Packet Pick-up on Friday or the main tent on race day. Cash or check only if you plan on purchasing any merchandise.


If you need a shower after the race, the Kenosha YMCA has allowed us to use their facilities. They are located at 7101 53rd Street, which is about three miles from the race site. You must bring own towel and show your ID and race bib for access. 

Virtual Runners:

After you finish your run, you can enter in your results at by signing in to your account. You can enter your results until May 15.

Registration Alert!

We are SOLD OUT for 2022! That is super exciting for us but we do know some of you will still not be able to make it as planned. If you like, you can still transfer your registration to another runner before May 6th. Instructions on how to do that can be found HERE.

Doctor's Note

Dear Wisconsin Marathon/Half/5K Participants,


Welcome back to racing! We realize this may be the first organized race for many in a while. While a few things may be a little different than previous years, the spirit of challenging oneself and safely sharing the experience with others remains unchanged.


A few reminders:


-                If you are feeling ill (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, injury), whether COVID symptoms or not, you should refrain from participating. Your own health is paramount. Running is a rigorous physical activity that confers its own risks.


-                If you have experienced moderate or severe COVID symptoms in the past and have not been training, it is not recommended you participate. Likewise, if you have experienced any chest pain, worsened shortness of breath, fatigue, or dizziness during training, you should refrain from participating.


-                Be prepared for predicted and changing race-day conditions. If conditions warrant, be prepared to adjust your race plan as needed for wind, rain, heat, and cold. Your safety is most important.


-                Make sure you adequately hydrate pre-race and only drink water during the race to the extent you are thirsty.


-                Plan with your support team when and where you will meet after your race and know how to get in contact with them.


 A final note about running after COVID infection:

-                If you have had COVID with fever within the past 3 weeks, it is medically not recommended you compete. Those with more remote COVID with symptoms should have checked with their primary care physician discussing return to rigorous sport such as running.


We seek to provide a safe and healthy environment for every athlete to perform their best on race day. If you find yourself needing to withdraw during the race, find the nearest aid station or bike medic and they will be able to assist you. Aid stations are positioned strategically throughout the course. Bicycle Medics will also be following along on course.


In the event of a medical emergency, planned protocols will provide expedient medical aid and transport if needed.


Plan for success! Have a fun, safe, and great race!




Dr. John Pick-Jacobs, DO

Wisconsin Marathon Medical Director

Quick Links

That should be everything you need to know, but please be sure to visit our website and double check all the info you need for race weekend. Here are a few quick links to get you started.

Packet Pick-up

Directions to downtown Kenosha


Course maps

Race day details

Rules reminder



Course Marshals Needed
Every race always needs more volunteers than they have and we are no different. We are still looking for a handful of people to serve as course marshals on race day. This could be a great opportunity to watch the race and cheer on runners while helping keep them safe and on the right path. We are able to assign these position based on your available timeframe, too.

If you or someone you know is interested in taking on one of these critical roles, sign up on our Volunteer Page. Thank you!
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This email has been sent to all current and past participants of the Wisconsin Marathon. It is not a confirmation email for the 2022 race. Please see our website, for registration details and confirmation links. If you have any questions, you can email Jonathan at