Distance: 26.00 mi
Type: Out-and-back, Road/Trail
Difficulty: 6 / 10
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Address: 2314 N. Grandview Blvd., Ste 310 Waukesha WI 53188
Filed Under: Running
The Marathon course covers approximately four miles of city streets and sidewalks, 15 miles of improved trails (including the Glacial Drumlin Trail), and 7 miles of the Ice Age Trail. Miles 10 through 16 are extremely rugged. Except for the Ice Age Trail, the trail is subject to only gentle grades. Marathon turn-around is the top of the 40' Lapham Peak tower, where you will run up the tower, You're half the way home, the highest point in Waukesha county, with spectacular views of the surrounding like country. The Marathon has a 5.5-hour cut-off. Net climb on the way out is 438 feet; the net drop on the way back is 438 feet. Aid stations will be located at intervals between 3 and 4 miles, with a bag drop at the third aid station (behind Saxe's Restaurant). An annual or daily Wisconsin State Park sticker is needed to park at the Lapham Peak Tower. Crew access availability at aid stations.
The half-marathon covers much of the same course, excluding the Ice Age Trail and Lapham Peak tower.
The 5k Run/Walk follows the first few miles of the marathon course, going through Frame Park, alongside the Fox river.
To get to the starting location at the Schuetze Building in Frame Park in Waukesha, take I-94 to exit (#295). Proceed south approximately 2 miles to the traffic light at Moreland Road. Turn left on Moreland Road and proceed across the Fox River to the traffic light at White Rock. Turn right on White Rock and proceed approximately 2 blocks south on Baxter Street. Turn right on Baxter Street and proceed one block to the Schuetze Building and adjacent Rotary Building. Street parking is available.
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