Hey, it's race week! Be sure to have all these details in your brain before you show up 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 or if you signed up for the Virtual Race, we have shipped those out and you should have it already.
Kenosha (Race Weekend):
Thursday, April 29, 4pm to 7pm (newly added!)
Chiappetta Shoes, 6821 39th Ave, Kenosha
Friday, April 30, 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.
- Masks and social distancing will be required at all packet pick-up locations.
- Someone else can pick up your packet for you, yes.
- If you are picking up your packet on race morning, remember, there is no gear check available this year, so plan your pick up time accordingly and allow extra time to drop your shirt back at your car before you run.
Be sure to wear your bib on your front and to not bend or crumple the timing chip.
Directions and Parking:
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 please don't have someone try to drive you down there to drop you off. The streets will probably be closed by the time you try.
No Gear Check:
Remember, due to health and safety recommendations regarding limited touchpoints, there is no gear check available this year.
We know everyone loves to watch the race, but if you have people come to cheer you on, please remind them of the spectator guidelines we are asking them to follow this year. Spectators can track their runner's progress using this link. It will show when they have crossed timing mats located on our course. (Half marathon only.)
- There will be no spectators allowed in the areas near the start and finish lines. We are asking that all spectators spread themselves out along the course. See map below for streets.
- Spectators should still abide by social distancing standards and wear masks while watching the race.
- Important reminder for spectators, too: If you feel sick, stay home!
If you haven't looked at it yet, be sure to check out our course map.
Reminder: There is a rolling 3:30 time cut-off from the start time of the last wave for the course to be open. 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 are in a later start cluster, there is still time to move to an earlier start time.
If you need to warm up before the race and would like to do any strides, we suggest doing them on the opposite side of the museums, on 2nd Ave. It is a nice, open street that we are not using for the race and it keeps you away from the people heading towards the start line. You must enter the start corral to go to the start. See below. Do not run over the start line the opposite way before you start the race. You timing chip will activate if you do and you'll probably run into people anyway.
Please wear a mask and social distance while in the site site area. You are being asked to wear a mask while you are in the start corral until you start running. Once you start running, you may remove your mask.
After you finish the race, we ask that you put your mask back on. We will have some available at the finish if you lost it during the race.
If you feel sick, please stay home!
Start Cluster Details:
You all selected a start cluster time when you registered. Each start cluster contains 60 athletes and are spread three minutes apart. If you forgot what time you signed up for, you can check on your profile at www.runsignup.com or it will be on the sticker we apply to your bib when you get your race gear.
Athletes will be allowed to enter the starting corral no more than 10 minutes before their scheduled start time. See map below. Once you enter the corral, there will be a rolling start. That means you enter the corral, walk up to the start line, and once you cross the start, your timing chip will activate.
For the people in the first couple of start clusters, we will let in the people for Cluster 1 and then after the race starts, will allow the people in the next couple of clusters to enter the corral area for the rolling start. If you are not in Start Cluster 1, please be respectful and do not try to enter the corral until after the race starts.
If you get to the race late or if you feel more comfortable waiting until there may be fewer people around before you start, you may start late. Please do not enter the start corral until no more than 10 minutes before your start time.