About the Full Marathon
The Eau Claire Marathon is a USATF certified, Boston Marathon qualifying race. In 2016, 35 Eau Claire Marathon runners qualified for the Boston Marathon. All races start and finish in Carson Park, a 134 acre peninsula surrounded by Half Moon Lake. As you exit the park, you will cross the first of 11 bridges. Making your way through our city, you'll enjoy the beauty and tranquility of both the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers as well as our many parks.
The Eau Claire community embraces and welcomes all runners with bands, DJ's, and cheer stations! We are excited to show off our 11 bridges, the historical third Ward neighborhood, a tour through the heart of the newly designed UWEC Commons, and finally, a trip down the famous Water Street as we head toward the finish line. Runners will have six hours to complete the race.
Awards will be handed out in Carson Park following the race. View Last Year's Results.
Registration and Fees
Registration is closed for this year and opens in September 13th for the next year's race.
All entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and not applicable to next year's race.
Rules of the Race
Runners 16 years of age and older may participate in the Eau Claire Full Marathon.
Headphones during the race are allowed in accordance to rule changes by the USTAF. Participants who choose to wear headphones are expected to be aware of the changing road/race conditions as well as fellow runners.
Any runner who is felt to be posing a safety concern to other runners or themselves may be removed from the race at the discretion of the Race Directors.
Strollers, pets, and roller blades are prohibited on the course. Non-race participants will not be allowed in the runner's finish area.
The marathon begins at 7:30 AM in Carson Park.The Eau Claire Marathon courses are officially certified and chip-timed for accuracy. The finish line officially closes at 1:30 PM (six hours). Medals will be awarded to all runners finishing before the clock runs out of time.
Tents will be set up within Carson Park for first aid, post-race refreshments, and massage areas. Water, GU stations, portable lavatories, and race route markers will be available along the course. View the full marathon course map for specific tent locations.