Thursday, April 19
MEET TREVOR FROM FLORIDA:
"My name is Trevor and Eau Claire will be my 7th full marathon. It will be my third marathon running for Leightyn with the "I Run for Michael" program, which matches runners with kids with special needs. We run for our buddies, send them medals, and interact as a group over Facebook. Leightyn lives in Cincinnati and I live near Orlando, but I was lucky enough to run the Flying Pig marathon in Cincinnati last May and meet her in person! I'm also a pediatric physical therapist, so when I'm feeling rough after mile 20, I…
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3 WEEKS until the 2018 Eau Claire Marathon Weekend kicks off. We are crossing our fingers (and toes) that this snow leaves the Midwest soon and does not return! We have enjoyed following along with all of your training and can't wait to cheer you on as you cross that finish line!
Expo and Packet Pickup for Racers and Volunteers:
Saturday, May 5th
Expo Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Packet Pick-Up Hours: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire McPhee Center
*Sunday, May 6th packet pick-up will be available in
Carson Park from 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM.
MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR ID TO PICK UP YOUR PACKET!
Parking for the Eau Claire Marathon Expo, presented by Stifel Investments, is available at the following lots in the CVTC parking lot.
Runners and spectators can park in:
Lot P7 - $1.00/ Hour ($9 Daily Maximum)
Lots P1, P6, P8, P9 - FREE Parking
-The Four Person Marathon Relay is FULL! We have a record number of teams this year.
-The Marathon is 97% Full.
-The Half Marathon is 95% Full.
-The 5K is 85% Full.
As of today, we have more runners signed up than we did last year on race day!
-Cheri's Crazy Challenge is 85% Full. If your child is interested in doing both the Kids' Run on Saturday and the 5K on Sunday, this is their chance! They will get not one, not two but THREE MEDALS for competing this challenge.
-There is still room in the Cheri Uelmen's Fantastically Fun Kids' Run. Remember this takes place on Saturday, May 5th at the Eau Claire Marathon Expo presented by Stifel Investments. Sign up HERE to ensure you receive the correct race shirt size.
*Day of registering will be available but racers will not be guaranteed their race shirt size.
ON THE COURSE
LEMON LIME GATORADE is the official electrolyte drink of the 2018 Eau Claire Marathon. Thank you to Indianhead Insurance who has graciously been our Gatorade sponsor for three years in a row now.
Twice on the Marathon course and once on the Half Marathon course, Scheels of Eau Claire will be handing out GU. This year, they will be offering 7 different flavors to choose from. Interested in what flavors they will be, make sure to like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eauclairescheels/
NEW FOR THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Food Trucks at the Finish Line…. and we can't forget to mention the Beer Tent. All runners will receive a free beer or root beer with their race bib tag. Food trucks include: The Marigold, Brew Pub Pizza (raising money for myTEAM TRIUMPH - Wisconsin Chapter), Davis Dogs LLC, Holy Donuts, The Hubb and a few others! 10% of the proceeds from the Food Trucks will be going to Make-a-Wish.
*Planning to get a beer, make sure you bring your ID. You can bring it to the Expo and get your bracelet there.
FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM LIVE
Facebook LIVE Thursday, April 19th - 8:00 PM Central - Pacer Question and Answer with one of our Pacers
Instagram and Facebook LIVE Sunday April 22th - 8:00 PM Central - Sneak Peak at our Merchandise For Sale Race Weekend
More dates to come….
Any questions you have, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to address them during the live session.
SPOTLIGHT CHARITY PARTNERS
The spring cleaning season is here! Consider donating the shoes you no longer use to create meaningful opportunities around the globe.
Very excited to be partnering with Ken Vance Motors of EC and Soles4Souls to offer a drop off location at the Expo and Marathon Sunday for your old shoes.
Look for the Ken Vance Motors of EC car full of shoes.
At the Scheels Runner's Night Event, we met Jeff. After meeting Jeff and hearing about how he is running the Eau Claire Marathon to raise money to be able to send an 8 year old boy to Disney World through Make-A-Wish, we had to share his story! Since posting, we have had an overwhelming number of people contact us and ask how they can do something similar.
We reached out to Make-A-Wish and have decide to partner with them in hopes of helping grant more wishes. We are confident that together, we can do it!
Make-A-Wish grants thousands of unique wishes each year. A lot, yes. But that's only 50% of eligible kids. We are fundraising so more deserving kids and their families can know the happiness, relief and renewal a wish can bring.
Interested in helping? There are several ways. One is simply donating to the Eau Claire Marathon Team Page. Every dollar matters! If you are looking for something bigger, create your own personal page under our team and start running for a great cause!
myTeam TRIUMPH is an international, non-profit organization with local roots across Wisconsin. The organization's mission is to enrich the wellbeing of individuals with disabilities and foster lifelong relationships through community athletics. mTT has participated in Eau Claire Marathon for several years and will race again in 2018. Become an Angel (able-bodied athlete), Captain (athlete with a disability) or Volunteer at this year's race! It's easy to get involved and make a difference in building an inclusive community. Learn more about how you can get involved at www.myteamtriumph-wi.org and register for Eau Claire Marathon with mTT here.
Team World Vision
Team World Vision began running the Eau Claire Marathon 7 years ago. It's mission is to provide children in Africa with clean water since the lack of clean water is the number one preventable cause of death claiming the life of one child every 5 seconds. Access to clean water also helps ensure that children are able to go to school since they are not spending their day walking to get water. They are safer because that walk for water is the number one source of human trafficking victims on the planet. Thanks to the Eau Claire Marathon, 478 Team World Vision runners and walkers have raised over $300,000 --- saving 6000 lives! If you would like to join our team or make a tax-deductible donation go to www.teamworldvision.org/eauclaire. In Africa, it is said that if you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go farther, go together. You can help us go farther!
66% of our registered runners are Women. Where are all the men?
5 Runners coming from Canada, 1 Runner from United Kingdom and 1 from Malaysia
Our oldest registered runner is 82. Our youngest isn't even 1.
27 States. 566 Postal Codes!
Becoming a sponsor for the Eau Claire Marathon is a great avenue to showcase your company's support for healthy living and fitness. As our race continues to grow, we are looking for a few sponsors to highlight their business through our race. Interested in learning more, email Emi at email@example.com
Share in the excitement of the Eau Claire Marathon weekend, even if you are not running! Volunteers are critical in providing the best possible race experience for runners and fans. All volunteers will receive a free "Race Crew" t-shirt. More importantly, you will experience the satisfaction of helping others and your community! Know someone that might want to volunteer, have them reach out to Steph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a question regarding race weekend? Make sure to check out our Website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. Also, download our Eau Claire Marathon App presented by C&M Home Builders and Real Estate in the Apple and Google Store.
Here is a link to our FAQ page on our website: http://www.eauclairemarathon.com/prepare.phtml#faq
Not finding the answer you are looking for: Email us at email@example.com
For latest updates on plans for 2018, make sure to follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and TWITTER! And download the Eau Claire Marathon app in the Apple Store or Google Play.