Race Day- Saturday, May 4, 2024

Packet Pick-up Reminders

Packet pick-ups continue this week.

Pick up your race packet at either of these locations on these dates and times. You can pick up for a friend, too. No need to let us know which location you'll be coming to. All the bibs will be available at both locations.

Race registration is still available for those that know someone that still needs to register! www.wisconsinmarathon.com

Friday, May 3- Race Weekend

10:30am to 7:00pm

Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha

Saturday, May 4- RACE DAY

5:15am to 6:50am

Celebration Park (Start/ Finish area), 1st Ave and 56th Street, Kenosha.

If you are planning on picking up on race morning, be sure to get to the race site at least 45 minutes beforehand to avoid any lines.


  • Yes, you can pick up someone else's packet.
  • No, you don't need to let us know which one you'll be coming to.
  • Yes, you can come to any of these locations during these times.

See the Packet Pick-up page for additional details. https://wisconsinmarathon.com/packet-pick-up

Packet Mailings:

If you selected to have your packet mailed, they have been mailed out and you should have received it by now.

We are not able to any out any additional packets at this time. Please attend one of the packet pick-up locations above or on race morning to get your packet.

Race Day Info

It's time to race! 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 www.wisconsinmarathon.com.

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 by now.
  • 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 only if we have extra sizes available at that time or after the race, choosing from 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. Roads getting into town should not be busy in the early morning, but still plan for additional time with all the runners coming in at once.

Directions link: https://wisconsinmarathon.com/directions%2Flodging

Make sure you know where to park.

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.

Parking: https://wisconsinmarathon.com/parking

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. We are not responsible for any damaged or lost items.


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 on our viewing page: https://wisconsinmarathon.com/viewing-the-race

Spectators can track their runner's progress using the results 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.)

Results link: https://www.athlinks.com/event/6577/results/Event/1074108/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: The 5k course is 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 option, 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 only 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 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 30 minutes from 3:30 to 6:00. There will also be a sweeper 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 early start 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 (GU 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. If you carry your own, refillable water bottle, please step behind the tables when refilling.

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 so be sure you have the correct one before you walk away. 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 at that time, and have pictures taken. Top three overall male and female is determined by gun time. 

All runners can make their way to the food tent for snacks and water as they leave the finish line area. 

After that, runners are invited to the Post Race Gathering at Kenosha Tap House, just a short walk across the street at 125 56th Street, where they can claim their brat using their BRAT TICKET from their bib. Runners over 21 can also claim their post-race beer. After you get your brat, you are free to take off or stick around and enjoy the other items they have on their menu. 

Results and Photos:

Race results can be found below:


Official race photos can be found below here: https://www.finisherpix.com/en/event/7826/

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. 

Note from the Doc:

Dear Wisconsin Marathon/Half/5K Participants,


Welcome runners! We hope you will have a safe enjoyable race day experience. We would like to provide few reminders to keep in mind in preparation and during your race. Listen to your body. Do not continue running with chest pain, severe shortness of breath, or other symptoms that are not familiar to you. If you are ill on race day or a few days prior to the race, your risk of injury increases and you should consider withdrawing. Your health is important; there will always be another race.


Dropping Out of the Race:


There are certified medical staff at every aid station, including the finish line. Additionally, there are bicycle team medics who will be out on course monitoring for any runners experiencing a medical issue.


-If you wish to drop out, but do not need medical assistance, please notify your nearest bicycle medic (red vests) or proceed to the nearest aid station. A cart to take you to the finish line area can be communicated to your location.


-If you require non-emergency medical assistance, notify a bicycle medic or nearest aid station.


-In the event of a more severe medical emergency aid stations and bicycle medics have communication with EMS crews positioned on the course for immediate assistance.


We seek to provide a safe and healthy environment for every athlete to perform their best on race day.


In the event of a weather emergency, please pay attention to all emergency support on course, seek immediate nearest shelter if necessary. This includes, lightening, severe thunderstorms, or heat conditions. Safety is always the first priority.


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




Dr. John Pick-Jacobs, DO

Wisconsin Marathon Medical Director

Volunteers Needed

Do you know a group or an individual that loves cheering on runners and help them to their goals?

We are always looking for more volunteers to help on the course on race morning. If you know someone that would like to help, have them check out our volunteer page and contact us: https://wisconsinmarathon.com/volunteer

Volunteers get a new, Wisconsin Marathon knit hat. Special incentives available for groups of 10 or more.


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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 2024 race. Please see our website, www.wisconsinmarathon.com for registration details and confirmation links. If you have any questions, you can email Jonathan at wisconsinmarathon@gmail.com