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Journeys Marathon

Eagle River, WI

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, May 13, 2017
2016: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 67°F (19°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.66
Course Score: 98.81

Race Size

2016: 65 Finishers
2015: 91 Finishers
2014: 91 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 7.7%
2015: 17.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Journeys Marathon course starts in Boulder Junction and travels southeast on County K to East Buckatabon Lake Road. The course then runs south to East Hunter Lake Road and onto Boot Lake Road, then East on County G. The last section is on Adams Road, Illinois Street and Michigan Street with the finish south of the bridge after crossing over the Eagle River into Riverview Park.

The mostly flat, point-to-point course can be fast if the temperature and humidity are lower than normal. However, the weather is very unpredictable. Race day has brought weather ranging from snow to highs in the upper 70's.

Marathon Rankings

The Journeys Marathon was the 504th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 413th largest in 2015.

Last year 7.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 17.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Journeys Marathon the 297th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 54th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.81 ranks it as the 217th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 12th fastest course in Wisconsin.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Journeys Marathon a PR Score of 98.66. This PR Score ranks it as the 176th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 9th fastest in Wisconsin.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1799 feet (548m)
Min Elevation: 1633 feet (497m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Journeys Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2016 Journeys Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Beautiful course, flat, and tons of spectators---the whole little town comes to cheer runners on!

Race Tips

It is only $60 for the full marathon, up until 4/1

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Finish Time Equivalent

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