The 17th annual Journeys Marathon is slated for May 11. Registration brochures are available. Now is the perfect time to be training and signing up to participate. Presently, more than 350 runners are entered.
Journeys Marathon, voted one of the top five “Best Kept Marathon Secrets” by Runners World magazine, will start in Boulder Junction and will continue through the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest and past many scenic northern Wisconsin lakes along the way to the finish line in Riverview Park in Eagle River.
Journeys Marathon and Half Marathon are USATF certified courses and the full marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Events include a 26.2-mile full marathon, a 13.1-mile half-marathon and power walk, a 5K and a fun run for kids 12 and under.
The event will kick off with an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and race registration/packet pick up at Northland Pines High School Friday, May 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, May 11, the full marathon starts at 8 a.m., the half-marathon and power walk starts at 9:15 a.m. and the 5K at 10 a.m. The kids fun run will start at various times beginning at 10:30 a.m. and will continue through 1 p.m.
For more information and to register, contact the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at (800) 359-6315 or visit journeysmarathon.org.