Half Marathon

If you are a competitive half marathoner this route will be a unique and rewarding conclusion to all your preparation and training. However, if you have never ran a half marathon before, we would love to share in your experience and offer you a scenic route that will leave you feeling accomplished! The beginning of the route travels through Irvine Park & Zoo where you will get to view the animals. Then, it loops through the Ojibwa Golf Course, making its way down Hwy S where it connects with the Old Abe Trail. It continues along the Chippewa River on its way downtown where it meets up with the Duncan Creek trail. Finally, it finishes in the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

All participants get a race shirt at packet pick-up and a medal when they cross the finish line!

Route Map
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Pre-Race Info:

Packet Pick-Up

Friday, May 26, 2017

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Leinie Lodge

124 Elm Street

Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Out-of-town runners may pick up their packet on the grounds starting at 6:00am on race day.


  • Download the map for details of the route, including water station and bathroom locations
  • Strollers are welcome on the route 
  • For safety reasons, dogs are not
  • Slower participants please stay to the right to allow others to pass


Race Day Info:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Located at the Northern WI State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 

Grounds open at 6:00am
Start time is 8:00am

Our timed course limit is 3 ½ hours. Runners taking longer can still finish the race but may not receive an official race time.

Bag Check

Beginning at 6am bag check is available to participants. Bags will be labeled with your bib number. 

Post Race Info:

First Aid

The runners recovery area will be near the finish line.

Lost & Found

Will be located at the bag check area.

Race Photos

Official race photographer Bella Gente will be taking candid route shots and posed individual and group photos. These will be available for purchase.


Finishing times will be posted by MTEC Results in the fairgrounds and online - CLICK HERE


All registered runners receive a medal at the finish line. Prizes will be given to the top runners in each age bracket for both men & women:

8 & under, 9-12, 13-16, 17-20, 21-29, 30-38, 39-47, 48-56, 57-65, 66-74, 75+

& Wheelchair

Costume Contest

Wear a costume of your favorite Wizard of Oz character and be entered into the contest! Prizes are given for crowd favorite for Individual and Group Costumes. 


Post Race Entertainment

Stay for the awards and Memorial Day Observance, check out the petting zoo, face painting, and fun in Munchkin Land.  Grab a bite to eat and a beverage in the beer tent. Invite your friends and family to cheer you and take part in the post race party – proceeds will go to this years beneficiaries. 

There will be a Memorial Day Observance at 11:30am.