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Wisconsin Marathon

Kenosha, WI

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, May 6, 2017
2016: Saturday, May 7, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 50°F (10°C)
Average High: 59°F (15°C)
Average Low: 40° F (4°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.47
Course Score: 99.47

Race Size

2016: 674 Finishers
2015: 760 Finishers
2014: 847 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 8.2%
2015: 6.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

Typically cool race day weather and a flat course make the Wisconsin Marathon one of the fastest mid-Spring marathons. A good choice for those seeking PRs and BQs.

The marathon and half marathon course share the same roads thru 11.5 miles. The course travels through downtown Kenosha and past area parks and beaches before the marathoners split off and travel into the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

The course is very flat, with only a few, gradual, rolling hills coming from miles five through ten.

Marathon Rankings

The Wisconsin Marathon was the 116th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 109th largest in 2015.

Last year 8.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Wisconsin Marathon the 279th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 312th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.47 ranks it as the 95th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Wisconsin.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Wisconsin Marathon a PR Score of 99.47. This PR Score ranks it as the 62nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Wisconsin.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 611 feet (186m)
Min Elevation: 574 feet (175m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Wisconsin Marathon

4 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2012 Wisconsin Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


Very flat, smaller fun race. Along Lake Michigan gives runners nice views but also wind. They had an outdoor gear check which is not a good idea when it rains like it did this year. Great race marshalls at every intersection.

Race Tips

Parking is nearby and since race is smaller you don't need to arrive 2 hours early.

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

I camped about 20 miles away but the host hotel (where the packet pick-up was)is very close.

Finish Time Equivalent

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