When does the Maritime Marathon take place?

The race takes place on the first Sunday in June. The full marathon and marathon relay will start at 7:00 AM (Central) and the half will start at 7:30 AM at UW Green Bay-Manitowoc Campus, which is located at 705 Viebahn Street in Manitowoc, WI.

Is there a limit on the size of the field for the race?

A total of 1,000 combined runners for all three races.

Where are the runner exchange zones for the four-person marathon relay?

From the start at UW Green Bay Manitowoc Campus the first exchange zone is located just prior to the Spirit of the River Monument on Memorial Drive in Two Rivers. The second relay zone is located at the solo marathon turn around at Port Sandy Bay and the final relay zone is also located near the Spirit of the River Monument. The approximate mileage each runner will cover is - Runner 1: 6.21 miles, Runner 2: 6.89 miles, Runner 3: 6.89 miles, Runner 4: 6.21 miles. Refer to course map on end of page under Race Info.

Can I listen to music while I run?

For safety reasons we do not recommend participants wear headphones on the racecourse, however, we leave it to the discretion of the runner.

Can I push my child in a stroller while I run?

The marathon course layout is mostly on streets, sidewalks, and trails with the majority on trails which includes some gravel and grass so it is not conducive for strollers.

Can I have a family member/friend ride along on a bike while I run?

It is not a closed course, so we do not recommend that someone bikes along.

How long is the course open?

Aid stations will begin closing down at 1:00 p.m.

What do I get for running the Maritime Marathon besides magnificent views?

Each participant will receive a finishers medal and Maritime Marathon Beach Towel.  At the end of the race each participant will receive a hamburger, beverage, and ice cream.

What are the course records?

Men’s:   Marathon 2:34:5   Half Marathon 1:13:12

Women’s:   Marathon 2:50:04   Half Marathon 1:27:57

Where do people come from to race the Maritime Marathon?

Runners from over 35 states and several foreign countries have participated.

How can I get in contact with somebody from the race?

Please see contact information under the Contact Us page.

Where and when will the packet pickup take place?

Packet pickup will take place from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at The Wisconsin Maritime Museum, located at 75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220

What is the typical temperature for June in Manitowoc?

This early-June start time has offered some cool Lake Michigan breezes and enjoyable temperatures.  The average daily temperature at this time of the year is 71 degrees.

Where can I park?

There is ample parking close to the start and finish line on or near the college campus.

Where can I watch the runners during the race?

Besides the start/finish area at UW Green Bay-Manitowoc Campus and the turn-around at 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.

How many aid stations are there?

There are 10 aid stations spaced approximately 1.5 to 2 miles apart manned by our Charity Partners.

How many medical stations are there?

There are 9 medical stations manned by the Froedtert & MCW Holy Family Memorial Hospital staff.  Medical personnel on bicycles also patrol the course.

What events are offered?

Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay.

Can I qualify for the Boston Marathon at the Maritime Marathon?

Yes, the solo marathon is a USATF Certified 26.2-mile Boston Qualifier

What is the course like?

The course starts at the UW Green Bay-Manitowoc campus, located on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, and generally follows the Lake Michigan shoreline approximately 8 miles into the City of Two Rivers. The route takes runners through the City of Two Rivers and reconnects on the shore of Lake Michigan for one of the prettiest stretches of the run, through Neshotah Beach and northward to Point Beach State Forest. The course is out-and-back, most of which is along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Will there be any pacing teams?