Journeys Marathon

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5K10K1/2 MarathonMarathonWalk
Event Date:
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Eagle River, WI
Natalie Spiess

The 23rd Annual Journeys Marathon takes place on May 11 and features a full marathon, half marathon, 13.1-mile power walk, 10K and 5K runs.

Journeys Marathon, voted one of the Top 5 “Best Kept Marathon Secrets” by Runner’s World magazine, takes place in Wisconsin’s beautiful northwoods. With a variety of routes to choose from, the event offers something for competitive runners to people who enjoy natural scenery. Journeys Marathon and half marathon are USATF certified courses and the full marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. (Runs are open to runners and walkers.)

Journeys Marathon offers an inspirational, unique and breathtaking course, which starts with a woodland backdrop near Boulder Junction, Wisconsin on rustic roads. It meanders through the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest and past many picturesque northern Wisconsin lakes along the way to the finish line in Riverview Park in Eagle River, Wisconsin.


Full Marathon Race Time: 8:00 am Before April 1, 2019 $65.00 After April 1, 2019 $75.00

Half Marathon Race Time: 9:30 am Before April 1, 2019 $55.00 After April 1, 2019 $65.00

13.1 Power Walk Race Time: 9:30 am Before April 1, 2019 $55.00 After April 1, 2019 $65.00

10K Race Time: 10:00 am Before April 1, 2019 $45.00 After April 1, 2019 $55.00

5K Race Time: 10:00 am Before April 1, 2019 $35.00 After April 1, 2019 $40.00



Friday, May 10, 5-9pm - For all Races at Northland Pines High School (1800 Pleasure Island Rd.) during the Health and Fitness Expo (5-8pm)

Saturday, May 11

6 - 8:30 a.m. for Marathon, Half Marathon and Power Walk Only at Northland Pines High School

8:30 - 9:45 a.m. 10K & 5K Only at Riverview Park

Please bring confirmation postcard with you to registration. If you forget or lose it, please have photo identification available. No transfer of race number allowed.


  • Runners who participate in the Marathon, Half Marathon/Power Walk and 10K must be at least 12 years old. 5K participants must be at least 8 years old.

  • Each runner will receive a Journeys Marathon wick away T-shirt and medals to all finishers.

  • Buses will transport runners from the Northland Pines High School to the start line leaving at:

Full Marathon - 6:45am sharp

Half Marathon/Power Walk - 8:45am sharp 

  • Championship Chip Scoring will be used for all events. Start time will be at the firing of the gun.

  • Bag & Tag storage will be available at the start line with pick-up at the finish line in the park pavilion.

  • Water Stations: 0,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,22,23,24,25,26.2 & 5K

  • Stations 19 to Finish Line will have fruit and/or cookies

  • Aid stations: Start, 13.1 & 26.2 mile markers

  • All racers will finish in Riverview Park in Eagle River.

  • Please no strollers, bikes, roller blades and no pets allowed on all race courses.

  • 10:30am—3:30pm Bus service from finish line back to the High School where showers are available. Bring your own soap and towel. Catch the bus at the Visitors Center located across the street from finish line.

  • Awards: Marathon & Half Marathon: to overall male and female

  • Awards: Marathon, Half Marathon & Power Walk: to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age group.

  • Awards: 10K & 5K: to 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall male and female

  • Many door prizes at Awards Ceremony (Must be present to win)


Race Day Activities May 11, 2019

8:30am - 3:30pm

Riverview Park / Finish Line

  • Food & Beverages (10am - 2pm): Enjoy the beautiful setting of the Northwoods with Old Wisconsin Brats, wieners, & ice cold Tribute Brewing Company hand-crafted beer & soda. $$

  • Music and large yard games in the park from 10:00am—2:30pm

  • Awards Ceremony - 2pm

Course Hours:

All Journeys Marathon courses are open until 2pm. All runners/walkers must be across the finish line by 2pm or they will be disqualified and transported to the finish line. If you can not run your race and finish by 2pm, please consider the race you choose.