Travel and Lodging
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.
Beginning this year, we are excited to announce that Holiday Inn Manitowoc Hotel will be hosting a pasta dinner on Saturday night, regardless of where you plan to stay! They will also be running a shuttle to and from the Start/Finish Line and will offer a late checkout to all who stay with them!
To get the special rate, you must enter our unique group code: Q19
Thanks to our preferred hotel, Holiday Inn Manitowoc Hotel, for your support to the race and it’s runners!
The Manitowoc Area Visitor & Convention Bureau put together a great list on Manitowoc lodgings which can be found here: HFM Marathon Accommodations 2018
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.
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!