Northwoods residents have always known the power of a great view – especially when it means powering runners through 13.1 miles of terrain. That’s why – for over two decades now – the Journeys Half Marathon has taken runners on a scenic course that meanders through state forests and along multiple Eagle River area lakes. It’s no wonder why runners believe it is one of the “Best-Kept Secrets” in America.
One of the most unique distance running events in the country, Journeys Half Marathon celebrates its 24th year on May 9th. So what keeps the runners coming back all these years? Well, for starters, the runners enjoy the challenge of the course and its unique beauty.
While the runners love the scenic course, we can’t help but think they also come back because of the amazing support they find along the way and at the finish line. Volunteers are stationed at two-mile intervals along the course providing support, water, Gatorade, and near the end of the course there are fruit and cookies as well. For runners craving some post-race protein, Old Wisconsin brats and wieners will be available, as well as locally brewed beer from Tribute Brewing Company and soda products. All available in Riverview Park at the Finish Line. Join us for live music and festive yard games as well!
If you’ve already signed up, keep training! If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time to get in shape. We hope to see you out there in May!