Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I park?

2020 Parking lots maps coming soon!

There will be no parking shuttles for 2020

Road Closures on Marathon Sunday

  • More to come on this closer to race day!

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 Phoenix 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 Eau Claire Marathon Volunteer Shirts. 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

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

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

Am I able to transfer my registration to another person?

Races changes and transfers will be available until April 20, 2020. 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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. 

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.