The half marathon begins at 7:45 a.m. The 5k will begn at 8:30 a.m. The events are competitive, but also is open to walkers and participants pushing strollers. Time limit for half marathon completion is 3 1/2 hours. Both races are chip timed. Participants will receive a dri-fit t-shirt in their registration bag. There will be water offered at the beginning of both races.Water and Advocare Rehydrate will also be available to participants at approximately the half-way point of the 5K. The half marathon will have seven water stops and several Rehydrate stops spread over the course in 1.5 and 2 mile intervals. There will one nutrition stop (Advocare-Rehydrate gel) offered at approximately the half-way point of the half marathon.
After the races there will be a big post-race celebration held in the Burger King parking lot next to the race finish. At the post-race celebration there will be beverages and food available for participants, as well as entertainment and awards for top finishers.
The ALL NEW FAST AND MUCH FLATTER half marathon starts at 7:45 a.m. near 9th Av. East and 6th St East, one block south of Burger King.Runners will start running through Menomonie’s east side, through the Dunn County Recreation park, around the Stout Technology park and then begin heading north onto Menomonie’s beautiful trail system which will take them by Menomin Park and onto Menomonie’s newest trail that crosses utilizes a bike/walk bridge crosses over Lake Menomin and then the trail continues to follow the lake as you head into Wakanda Park. As the trail temporarily ends in Wakanda Park, the course reconnects with the trail system that will take the runners south back towards downtown, again overlooking Lake Menomin. After passing Menomonie’s library you will cross over the bridge that connects north and south Menomonie, go past the historic Mable Tainter theater, run on a portion of UW-Stout’s campus finishing on Wilson Street near the back side of Burger King where post race celebrations will be held immediately after the race.
The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. south of Burger King in Menomonie.The route then takes participants down 13th Avenue to the Red Cedar River where participants will enjoy the beautiful and newly paved Stokke trail that runs along the river. At the end of the trail, participants will have an opportunity to cross over the bridge that connects Lake Menomin and the Red Cedar river then proceed onto the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s campus and finally into historic downtown Menomonie past the Mabel Tainter theater and ending on Wilson Avenue, right near the after-race celebration in the Burger King parking lot.
Central NYC Stadium