The Wisconsin Marathon was created to fill the need for a quality, spring time, long distance running event in the Midwest, specifically, the Chicago area. The idea was to create an event with a fun-filled atmosphere that was more about the joy of running, than the stress of competition. With the help of the Kenosha Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, a race location was found, and the Wisconsin Marathon was born.
The Owners and Directors of the Wisconsin Marathon have been heavily involved in the Running Industry since 1987. Runners and endurance athletes themselves, they know what it’s like to train and race, and they know what participants are looking for before, during, and after the race.
The race is lucky enough to receive guidance from John Corrigan of JMC Partners, who has been organizing events in the Chicago area for over 30 years. John handles a lot of the behind the scene race details, such as course management and providing race details to the timing company. John has provided services to other big area events, such as the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon, the Chicago Fire Department Run for the Kids, and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
The Wisconsin Marathon is also grateful to the Kenosha Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Kenosha, whom has been behind the idea of putting on this event from Day One, and has been very helpful in making sure the race is a success.
The Wisconsin Marathon would also like to thank the residents of Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie for their support of the race and the runners.