Everything you need to know

Plan your Marathon weekend


(715) 830-0800
1515 Bluestern Blvd.
Altoona, WI 54720
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Holiday Inn Express-Lake Hallie:

(715) 723-4654
12858 26th Ave
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
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Holiday Inn Eau Claire South:

(715) 830-9889
4751 Owen Ayres Ct
Eau Claire, WI 54701
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(715) 835-8888
333 Gibson St
Eau Claire, WI 54701
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(715) 838.9989
3340 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire, Wis 54701
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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

STAYBRIDGE SUITES - Eau Claire - Altoona (ECM RATE $118.95)
Rooms will be blocked at Staybridge Suites - Altoona on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. In order to receive the discounted rate, reservations must be made by calling the front desk at (715) 830-0800.

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. Sunday late check outs available upon request.

HOLIDAY INN - Lake Hallie (ECM RATE $94.95)
Rooms will be blocked at Holiday Inn Express - Lake Hallie on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. Call (715) 723-4654 for a reservation.

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. Sunday late check outs available upon request.

HOLIDAY INN - Eau Claire South (ECM RATE $118.95)
Rooms will be blocked at Holiday Inn - Eau Claire South on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. Call (715) 830-9889 for a reservation.

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. Sunday late check outs available upon request.

DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON - The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire (ECM RATE $129)
Rooms will be blocked at The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. Call (715) 835-8888 for a reservation.

Located in the heart of a revitalizing downtown, the Lismore Hotel is one-of-a-kind and rich with local influences and re-opening after an extensive renovation. Located at the confluence of the beautiful Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers, our property is blocks from many scenic trails and parks. Step out our front doors to enjoy the many local restaurants, taverns, shops, museums, galleries, wineries and breweries in our neighborhood. Sunday late check outs available upon request.

BEST WESTERN PLUS - Eau Claire Conference Center (ECM RATE $89.99)
Rooms will be blocked at the Best Western Plus - Eau Claire Conference Center on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. Call (715) 838-9989 for a reservation.

The Best Western Plus Eau Claire Conference Center has everything for our overnight guests: 85 sleeping rooms (each room has a microwave and refrigerator), points toward a free night stay with Best Western Rewards, an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, fitness center, laundry services, arcade room and complimentary hot deluxe breakfast. Don’t forget to bring your furry friends- we are a pet-friendly hotel. We can accommodate many guests for any occasion and we will strive to go beyond current customer service expectations.

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 4th
Expo Hours: 10:00 AM5:00 PM
Packet Pick-Up Hours: 10:00 AM7:00 PM
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire McPhee Center
*Sunday, May 5th packet pick-up will be available in
Carson Park from 6:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

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

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 official Eau Claire Marathon clothing and products, a stretching station, and kinesio taping.

2018 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:


3:00 - Gerad Mead
View bio.  |  Email Gerad.

3:15 - Matthew Axelrod
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3:30 - Jim Winkels
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3:45 - Mark Weinfurter
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4:00 - Seigo Masubuchi
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4:15 - Peter Elwell
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4:30 - Mike Kaiser
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4:45 - Tom Taintor
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1:30 - Eric Rafko
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1:45 - Andrew Selseth
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2:00 - Heather Market-Sullivan
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2:15 - Kelli Mutschler
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2:30 - Lisa Rippie
View bio.  |  Email Lisa.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I park?


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

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

Shuttles will run continuously from 6:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to and from Parking Lots #2, and #3. There will not be a shuttle stopping at Parking Lot #1.

Road Closures on Marathon Sunday

  • 5th Ave. at Grand Ave. closed from 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
  • Grand Ave. from Carson park to 1st Ave. closed from 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
  • 1st St. from Cedar St. to Folsom St. closed from 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
  • 3rd St. from Truax Blvd. to Folsom St. closed from 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
  • Barstow St. from Galloway St. to Newton St. closed from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
  • Dewey St. between Eau Claire St. and Galloway St. closed from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
  • Graham Ave. from Marston Ave. to Wilson St. closed from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
  • Lake St. from Farwell St. to 1st Ave. closed from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
  • Madison St. from the 100 block West to the 100 block East closed from 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
  • Menomonie St. from Clairemont Ave. to Water St. closed from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
  • Riverview Dr. north and southbound traffic closed from 7:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
  • State St. from Clairemont Ave. to Washington St. closed from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
  • Summit St. from State St. to Water St. bridge closed from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
  • Water St. from 1st Ave. to 10th Ave closed from 7:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Everyone should be reminded to expect delays when traveling through the city that day. They should leave early and have an alternative route planned. The Marathon brings 20-25 thousand people to Eau Claire for the Sunday event.

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. Lemon Lime Gatorade will be the flavor.  Thanks to Indianhead Insurance for donating. 

Energy gel will be handed out at two locations along the courses near water stations. Scheels of Eau Claire is donating and handing out 7 flavors of GU. Check their Facebook Page for this years flavors. 

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.

Am I able to transfer my registration to another person?

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.)  

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 Department 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. Since 2014, over 250 runners have 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