Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Course Description

Updates for the half marathon and 5k distances for 2021 will be posted continually. We will be using most of the same streets and routes as in the past, with a few updates to help us with our safety guidelines for this year. Both courses will be USATF measured and certified.

Our courses start and finish right next to Lake Michigan, in front of Kenosha’s Public and Civil War museums. They will loop through downtown and residential areas and you’ll see some beautiful views of the lake. The scenery changes every few miles, so you’ll never not have something to look at!

The course will have volunteers, course marshals, and members of the Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie Police Departments, as well as some directional arrows to help guide runners through the race route. Be sure to pay attention to any course signs, especially where the distances split.

USATF Half Marathon course map

USATF 5k course map

Printable version of course map HERE

Online version of half marathon course

Online version of 5k course (5k course updated 3/30)

Course maps are not exact and subject to change. If you are looking for an elevation chart, check the online maps. 

Yes, the 2021 half marathon course does have a short gravel road section in Pleasant Prairie. It is about half a mile long. 

These course have been measured to USATF certifications and are USATF Certified courses. Please note that your GPS device will probably show final distances different than 26.2 and 13.1 miles. USATF certification measures along tangents and measures the shortest possible distance for the course. When you are running a race, your GPS device is only accurate to a certain point and will also add distance when you take wide turns, go around other runners, stop inside a port-a-potty, etc.


Rules: Our course will be open for three and a half hours after the last wave goes off (roughly 15:00 pace per mile.) Roads will be reopened after this point and remaining runners will be moved to the sidewalk.

Aid Stations:

There will be aid stations stocked with water, Gatorade, and port-a-potties roughly every two miles.

NOTE: For 2021, the Health Department has recommended that our aid stations do the “grab off the table” style of drink distribution, so volunteers will not be handing off cups to runners by hand. We will also have fill stations available at each station for anyone that brings their own handheld water bottle. 

Aid stations will be located near the following mile marks:
1.3 (also the aid station for the 5k)

Runners that need medical attention can stop at Aid Stations for help. Ambulances will be on the course as well as trained medical professionals. Aid station volunteers will also be able to relay information to runners in case of an emergency.

Course Records:

Marathon (Male): 2:29:34, 2009, James Akita, Elmhurst, IL
Marathon (Female): 2:57:57, 2012, Karrie Hamstra-Wright, Chicago, IL

Half Marathon (Male): 1:08:54, 2021, Martin Erl, Brookfield, WI
Half Marathon (Female): 1:19:01, 2015, Jessica Monson, Burlington, WI

5k (Male): 18:06, 2016, Colby Schulz, Chicago, IL
5k (Female): 19:04, 2021, Charlize-Trinity McKenzie, Cedarburg, WI