Whether you are traveling from afar or walking down from your house, spectators play a big role in our community-centered race. From the runners who have “hit-the-wall” to those cruising in for a personal record, every one of them needs and appreciates the spectator’s support! Please stop down by the shoreline to clap, yell, ring that cowbell, or play some pump-up tunes!

Travel and Lodging:

Manitowoc and Two Rivers are home to a number of beautiful lodging establishments, great dining locations, and phenomenal tourist sites. The Manitowoc Area Visitor and Convention Bureau is a great resource in finding anything you might need during your stay.

They put together a great list that can be found here:  HFM Marathon Accommodations 2017


Best Spectating Locations:

Besides the start/finish area at UW-Manitowoc and the turn-around at Port Sandy Bay Pizza, the course passes several parks, as well as five scenic overlooks of Lake Michigan along the Mariners Trail, which runs between Manitowoc and Two Rivers.

Maritime Marathon Spectators Map






After your picturesque finish on the shores of Lake Michigan, items will be available to start your recovery off right with all proceeds benefiting our local domestic violence center, inCourage!  Food and beverages will include brats, burgers, ice cream, water, Gatorade, and of course, beer!

Other Community Resources:

Hope House of Manitowoc County

Addiction Resource