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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, August 25, 2018
2017: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 66°F (18°C)
Average High: 76°F (24°C)
Average Low: 57° F (13°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.31
Course Score: 99.15

Race Size

2017: 153 Finishers
2016: 129 Finishers
2015: 156 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 19%
2016: 16.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

Although the Wausau Marathon course is relatively flat, the typically warm Summer temperatures will likely make most PR and BQ attempts a challenge.

Marathon Rankings

The Wausau Marathon was the 308th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 342nd largest in 2016.

Last year 19% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 16.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Wausau Marathon the 64th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 75th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.15 ranks it as the 173rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in Wisconsin.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Wausau Marathon a PR Score of 97.31. This PR Score ranks it as the 322nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 16th fastest in Wisconsin.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1264 feet (385m)
Min Elevation: 1139 feet (347m)


Recent Wausau Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2017 Wausau Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


The course was super flat, It is a loop which I like. It goes though town at the beginning, along a long stretch of highway which was the worst part trying to avoid cars, then through some beautiful wooded areas. There were few people cheering but everyone was very nice. More than enough water stations, two that had Stinger, porta-johns at almost all of the water stations. On this site it says there are no pacers but there were. the weather was great. One of the volunteers at packet pickup was not very friendly but everyone else was.

Race Tips

Easy course

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

I got an air B and B a block away from Marathon park which allowed me to walk to the race but it was raining so we drove. There was plenty of parking. There is also a noodles restaurant right near the marathon park where packet pick up and the start and finish lines were.

Finish Time Equivalent

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