About the Half Marathon
This scenic route has the same start and finish as the full marathon and marathon relay Races. The half marathon course utilizes our city streets and area bike trails, with multiple river crossings. Like the full marathon, the second half of the race is essentially flat or downhill. 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. Because of the shared finish, participants will have until 1:30 PM to complete the course. Walkers are welcome and encouraged to participate in the half marathon. Our community embRaces and welcomes all runners with bands, DJ's, and cheer stations!
Awards will be handed out in Carson Park following the race. View last year's results.
Registration and Fees
New this year: Races changes and transfers will be available until March 31st, 2018. Race changes (upgrades and downgrades) will be charged $10, plus the price difference for upgrades. Transfers will be charged $15 for same-distance transfers (marathon to marathon, half marathon to half marathon, or 5k to 5k.)
Rules of the Race
Runners 13 years of age and older may participate the Eau Claire Half 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 half marathon begins at 9:15 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 (4 hours and 15 minutes.) Medals will be awarded to all runners finishing before the race officially ends.
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 half marathon course map for specific tent locations.