Course maps for the marathon, half marathon, and 5k distances for 2023 are below. We will be using most of the same streets and routes as last year. The marathon route is a double loop. Both courses are 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 Marathon course map (WI22005DM)
USATF Half Marathon course map (WI22004DM)
USATF 5k course map (WI22003DM)
Printable version of course map HERE
Online version of marathon & half marathon course (double loop for marathon distance)
Course maps are not exact and subject to change. If you are looking for an elevation chart, check the online maps.
Yes, the 2023 marathon and half marathon courses have a short gravel road section in Pleasant Prairie. It is about a mile long.
These courses 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 six and a half hours after the official race start (roughly 15:00 pace per mile.) Roads will be reopened on a rolling basis based on this timeline and remaining runners will be moved to the sidewalk.
There will be aid stations stocked with water, Gatorade, and port-a-potties roughly every two to two and a half miles.
Aid stations will be located near the following mile marks:
1.3 (also aid station for 5k)
13.2 (Clif Shots will be available for marathoners here)
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.
Marathon (Male): 2:29:34, 2009, James Akita, Elmhurst, IL
Marathon (Female): 2:55:26, 2022, Kristen Dixon, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Half Marathon (Male): 1:08:54, 2021, Martin Erl, Brookfield, WI
Half Marathon (Female): 1:19:01, 2015, Jessica Monson, Burlington, WI
5k (Male): 17:12, 2022, Tanner Morgan, Kenosha, WI
5k (Female): 18:13, 2022, Amanda Johnson, Racine, WI