Everything you need to know

Plan your Marathon weekend

Clarion Hotel-Campus Area:

(715) 835-2211
2703 Craig Rd,
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Get Directions.

*A bus shuttle will be running all day from Clarion to Carson Park.

Holiday Inn Express-Lake Hallie:

(715) 723-4654
12858 26th Ave
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Get Directions.

Holiday Inn Eau Claire South:

(715) 830-9889
4751 Owen Ayres Ct,
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Get Directions.

Kids are invited to make cheer signs for their friends and family at the Clearwater Dental cheer station!

The Expo is presented by STIFEL

Hotel Information

Clarion Hotel Campus Area, in conjunction with its sister properties Holiday Inn Express - Lake Hallie and Holiday Inn Eau Claire South, will be the Event Sponsor Hotels for the 2016 Eau Claire Marathon. To receive the special Eau Claire Marathon rate, simply enter the Group Code "ECM" when you book online at the following hotels:

CLARION HOTEL - Campus Area (ECM RATE $86.95)
Rooms will be blocked at Clarion Hotel - Campus Area on Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th. In order to receive the discounted rate, reservations must be made by calling the front desk at 715-835-2211. A bus shuttle will be running all day from Clarion to Carson Park.

The Clarion Hotel-Campus Area is located just minutes from the start and finish line of the 2015 Eau Claire Marathon. The hotel features a heated indoor pool, game room, whirlpool, and fitness center. Wake each morning to the complimentary hot breakfast bar. Guests will enjoy dining at the attached Green Mill Restaurant & Bar.

STAYBRIDGE SUITES - Eau Claire - Altoona (ECM RATE $114.95)
Rooms will be blocked at Staybridge Suites - Altoona on Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th. In order to receive the discounted rate, reservations must be made by calling the front desk at 715-835-2211. A bus shuttle will be running all day from Clarion to Carson Park.

Just minutes from the start and finish line of the 2015 Eau Claire Marathon, the Staybridge Suites Eau Claire-Altoona is an all-suite style hotel featuring large rooms with fully-equipped kitchens. The rate includes a hot buffet-style breakfast served each morning. Our beautiful new property offers an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, large fitness center, complimentary guest laundry facilities, a comfortable courtyard/backyard with a fire pit, fire place, bbq grills and plenty of seating. We will make you feel as if you’re in your home-away-from-home.

HOLIDAY INN - Lake Hallie (ECM RATE $94.95)
Rooms will be blocked at Holiday Inn Express - Lake Hallie on Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th.

Located a quick twenty minutes from the Marathon start and finish lines, the Holiday Inn Lake Hallie features a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center. Wake each morning to the complimentary hot breakfast bar.

HOLIDAY INN - Eau Claire South (ECM RATE $114.95)
Rooms will be blocked at Holiday Inn - Eau Claire South on Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th.

Special amenities include free Wi-Fi access, a 24-hour business center, relaxing outdoor patios and fire pits, an indoor pool, whirlpool, and a complete fitness center. Guests will be able to enjoy dining excellence at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse.

ADDITIONAL HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Find more information about lodging options in
the Eau Claire area, as well as an abundance of
Eau Claire attractions!

Expo and Packet Pickup

Expo and Packet Pickup for Racers and Volunteers:
Saturday, May 6th
Expo Hours: 10AM5:00PM
Packet Pick-Up Hours: 10:00AM7:00PM
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire McPhee Center
*Sunday, May 7th packet pick will be available in
Carson Park from 6:00AM – 9:30AM.

Expo Parking
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

We're excited to announce the Expo's new location at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire McPhee Center. This move allows us to showcase many local vendors.

Friends can pick up packets! Stop at the Vendor Fair to check out health and wellness products or services from Wisconsin businesses. There will be shoe, jog bra, and equipment fitting areas, official Eau Claire Marathon clothing and products, a stretching station, and a cheer station. Visit the Mayo Clinic Health System station and they will analyze your stride and posture while you run/walk on a treadmill.

2017 Expo Vendors:

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, email Katie.

Eau Claire Marathon Pacers

There will be pacers for both the full and half marathon to help you reach your goal time.
Interested in getting in touch with one of the pacers? Here are their email addresses:

FULL MARATHON

3:00 - TBA

3:15 - TBA

3:30 - Jim Winkels
View bio.  |  Email Jim.

3:45 - Don Sullivan
View bio.  |  Email Don.

4:00 - Mike Kaiser
View bio.  |  Email Mike.

4:15 - Scott Gauger
View bio.  |  Email Scott.

4:30 - Seigo Masubuchi
View bio.  |  Email Seigo.

4:45 - Tom Taintor
View bio.  |  Email Tom.

HALF MARATHON

1:30 - Eric Rafko
View bio.  |  Email Eric.

1:45 - Thomas Chladek
Email Thomas.

1:50 - Michael Hlusak
View bio.  |  Email Michael.

2:00 - Heather Market-Sullivan
View bio.  |  Email Heather.

2:15 - Kelli Mutschler
View bio.  |  Email Kelli.

2:30 - Lisa Rippie
View bio.  |  Email Lisa.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there restrooms on the marathon route?

Portable lavatories are located in Carson Park and approximately every two miles along routes. We will also be utilizing permanent city park lavatories where they are available.

Are there water and energy gel stations on the marathon and half marathon routes?

Water and electrolyte drink stations to be located approximately every two miles along both half and full marathon courses. Energy gel will be handed out at two locations along the courses near water stations.
View the Full Marathon Route Map.
View the Half Marathon Route Map.

How can I identify Eau Claire Marathon staff?

The Eau Claire Marathon staff will wear highly visible shirts, vests, and jackets. All areas staffed by volunteers will have a responsible adult with a cell phone or radio to contact emergency personnel at all times.

Are there vendors at the Eau Claire marathon?

YES! Interested in being one? Simply contact us at info@eauclairemarathon.com

Are there first aid stations on the marathon route?

First aid stations will be clearly marked along the course. There are six first aid stations located along the routes. If you are interested in helping out at one of the First aid stations, please contact us at volunteer@eauclairemarathon.com

Is there entertainment? How can my group perform at the marathon?

Local school bands and other musical groups are always welcome to play for the runners. If your group is interested in providing entertainment for the marathon, please email in advance us at volunteer@eauclairemarathon.com

Where should I park?

THERE WILL BE NO VEHICLES ALLOWED IN CARSON PARK THIS YEAR BEFORE THE RACE!

PARKING LOT (No Shuttle Service to or from Carson Park)
#1 - 1202 Menomonie St.(You will have to walk up hill to Start Line)

PARKING LOTS (With Shuttle Service to and from Carson Park)
#2 - 198 Water Street (UWEC Lot)
#3 - 2703 Craig Road (Clarion Hotel)
#4 - 620 W. Clairemont Ave. (CVTC Parking Lot #3)

PARKING SHUTTLES
Shuttles will run continuously from 6:15AM-3:00PM to and from Parking Lots #2, #3 and #4. There will not be a shuttle stopping at Parking Lot #1.

ROAD CLOSURES ON MARATHON SUNDAY
Water Street
State Street Hill
Barstow Street
Dewey Street Bridge 
Washington Street
Menomonie Street

Am I able to transfer my registration to another person?

All registrations are non-transferable.

Does the Eau Claire Marathon need volunteers?

Do we ever! Numerous volunteers will help with race activities within Carson Park and along the course. Learn more about the volunteer positions available.

Are there police officers at busy intersections?

We thank the Eau Claire Police Deparent for helping keep our marathon runners safe. The Eau Claire Police Department will be located where the courses cross busy intersections. The police will determine appropriate spots.

Where should I go once I get to Carson Park?

When you get to the park, drop your items off at the gear check station located between the start and finish lines, then make your way to the start line.

Is the Eau Claire marathon a Boston qualifier??

Yes, the Eau Claire Marathon route is certified and an official Boston Marathon qualifier. In 2016, 35 runners qualified for the Boston Marathon!

Are showers available after the race?

YES, Showers after the race will be available at the McPhee Center on the Upper Campus of UWEC. 509 University Dr. Eau Claire, WI 54701. Turn North off of Clairemont Avenue/Highway 12 onto University Drive.  Bring a towel and your race bib to use their facilities on Sunday afternoon.

 

Eau Claire Marathon Sponsors