Overall Rating
Overall Rating (48 Reviews)
4.9
(48 Ratings)(48 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.9
SCENERY
4.5
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.2
The Eau Claire marathon course has always focused on emphasizing the beauty of the city, particularly its bridges and rivers, and the new start certainly embraces that!! When you stand on the Madison Street Bridge and look North and South, the view of the river is spectacular. From a runner … MORE
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    jackpoppitz REPEAT RUNNER '21

    To train more hills and longer runs for the EC marathon, it is an unforgettable experience and one race that should be a must for any runner. MORE

    To train more hills and longer runs for the EC marathon, it is an unforgettable experience and one race that should be a must for any runner.

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    sandyskibell FIRST-TIMER '21

    This course has SO much character, and the community support is fantastic. If you love a rolling course with lots of wonderful scenery, this is your race! MORE

    This course has SO much character, and the community support is fantastic. If you love a rolling course with lots of wonderful scenery, this is your race!

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    heiderscheitj REPEAT RUNNER '21

    The Eau Claire Marathon is my favorite race to run. It is very organized; from pre race communication emails, to packet pick ups, to the start, and all of the … MORE

    The Eau Claire Marathon is my favorite race to run. It is very organized; from pre race communication emails, to packet pick ups, to the start, and all of the way through the finish. Everyone on course is so encouraging. The Blugold mile is the best part! There are so many students out cheering for the runners. While I had to race virtually this year, I hope to be there in person this spring!

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    CarolDe REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This race is so well organized , it is hard to fathom. Fromd start to finish - the volunteers, race directors, course, swag, participants - I just cn't say enoug … MORE

    This race is so well organized , it is hard to fathom. Fromd start to finish – the volunteers, race directors, course, swag, participants – I just cn’t say enoug ! And we earned our very own private port-a-potty! What race does that? And the director came to our group in MN to hand out bagels, crwamcheese and gatorade to tell us about the course and answer any and all questions! Well, almost all. He wouldn’t divulge the color fo the shirts! BTW – the color is awesome!

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    obriene REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Eau Claire marathon is one of the best races to do, put it on your race list, you will not be disappointed, it is an awesome experience, you will surely … MORE

    Eau Claire marathon is one of the best races to do, put it on your race list, you will not be disappointed, it is an awesome experience, you will surely enjoy and you will want to cross that finish line each year, it will definitely be one of your favorites to do, it is mine and I know it will be yours too.

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    Good PR opportunity course. Though not flat as a pancake. If you know the EC area it is awesome as it covers so much of EC. If not, welcome, because … MORE

    Good PR opportunity course. Though not flat as a pancake. If you know the EC area it is awesome as it covers so much of EC. If not, welcome, because it’s a great city! Course does not disappoint!

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    marshman7913 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    The is was 10th running of the EC 1/2 Marathon. The new course was gorgeous. As someone that was disappointed to realize I had a 5k to finish as we … MORE

    The is was 10th running of the EC 1/2 Marathon. The new course was gorgeous. As someone that was disappointed to realize I had a 5k to finish as we passed the Beer Garden, it was great to walk over there, enjoy a beverage or 2, and cheer on the other participants from the edge of the fence. Continue the great job!!!

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    lendlecarol REPEAT RUNNER '21

    The race is incredibly organized; the director routinely communicates via email and social media, the scenery is beautiful and the community is amazing. The energy and excitement keeps you going. … MORE

    The race is incredibly organized; the director routinely communicates via email and social media, the scenery is beautiful and the community is amazing. The energy and excitement keeps you going. The best marathon I have ever participated in!

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    You just can't fully explain the vibe you get when participating in this race. You have your pick of distances and they even get the kiddos involved with a fun … MORE

    You just can’t fully explain the vibe you get when participating in this race. You have your pick of distances and they even get the kiddos involved with a fun obstacle-filled coarse. It is encouragement and smiles from start (start being when you sign-up) all the way through to a celebratory beverage at the end! You should definitely check out this event!

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    redgta91 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Love the running over all the bridges, great crowds cheering you on. Great volunteers helping with liquids frequently enough. Course was redesigned in 2021 and love it. The app was … MORE

    Love the running over all the bridges, great crowds cheering you on. Great volunteers helping with liquids frequently enough. Course was redesigned in 2021 and love it. The app was very useful to have friends and track you on the course.

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    serickson1 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Signed up for the half, last minute and so glad I did! I want to do the full next year when I am better trained! The course is beautiful, and … MORE

    Signed up for the half, last minute and so glad I did! I want to do the full next year when I am better trained! The course is beautiful, and the spectator support is top notch! I surprised myself with a decent finish so that means the course was not too challenging. Great for a first timer!

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    cleoloves2run REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This is a great course. Not too hilly. Crowd support is fantastic. I got to pace the 2 hour group and we had lots of fun out there. Loved all … MORE

    This is a great course. Not too hilly. Crowd support is fantastic. I got to pace the 2 hour group and we had lots of fun out there. Loved all the entertainment Ali g the way and Eau Claire is a beautiful town.

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    scottiekrueger12 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Great course lots of people I enjoying see UK ng this town with all of the bridges. I run it every year and it just keeps getting better. It also … MORE

    Great course lots of people I enjoying see UK ng this town with all of the bridges. I run it every year and it just keeps getting better. It also a blast going through the blugold mile through the campus.

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    britpettis1989 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Relay ran smoothly; bussing and other logistics were well planned and run Great scenery, some challenging hills at beginning of the (full marathon) course, but pretty flat on the back … MORE

    Relay ran smoothly; bussing and other logistics were well planned and run
    Great scenery, some challenging hills at beginning of the (full marathon) course, but pretty flat on the back end.

    Runner 1 included one hill, and runner 2 includes bigger hill. Runners 1&4 are running through residential areas. Runners 2 & 3 have less “cheering” spaces for friends and family who may be watching.

    Would definitely do it again!

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    carroll.josh.m FIRST-TIMER '21

    Race was rescheduled to September due to COVID and smart protocols were put into place. Runners were supposed to maintain 6 feet from other runners but this was not really … MORE

    Race was rescheduled to September due to COVID and smart protocols were put into place. Runners were supposed to maintain 6 feet from other runners but this was not really followed or enforced (other than it being mentioned in communications and at the start line). It also would have been impossible to enforce at the finish area.

    Nicely supported race with aid stations with water, Gatorade (lemon lime), and some Honey Stinger products (gels and chews). Volunteers were plenty and friendly.

    The course is pretty flat with a few hills. It is mostly interesting scenery except for a stretch around mile 18 that is just straight, flat sidewalk next to a highway. It is not a completely paved course either. There are a few unpaved miles that are an out and back spur. I enjoyed this part of the course quite a bit – it was scenic with big trees.

    Start area was well setup with enough toilets and room to warm up. Parking was also really easy. Likewise the finish area was easy to navigate through to collect the medal and post-race snacks. There was also plenty of room just outside the finish area to walk, stretch and cool down.

    Overall, it’s a good race if you’re looking for a smaller field and easier course. The volunteers were awesome.

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    This is an amazing race you are surround by excitement, laughter and supportive people. The course is beautiful along the Chippewa River. The cheering and support encourages you throughout. All … MORE

    This is an amazing race you are surround by excitement, laughter and supportive people. The course is beautiful along the Chippewa River. The cheering and support encourages you throughout. All ages, all fitness levels are welcomed and supported. I will definitely participate next year, very fun

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This great even has lots of community support, very well organized! Scenic as you run many of the bridges around Eau Claire and fun to run through the UW-Eau Claire … MORE

    This great even has lots of community support, very well organized! Scenic as you run many of the bridges around Eau Claire and fun to run through the UW-Eau Claire campus

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    tyengo VOLUNTEER '21

    This is a first-class event with so much energy! The course is beautiful, the spectators amazing, the BLugold Mile the BEST! The race directors have made this event a family … MORE

    This is a first-class event with so much energy! The course is beautiful, the spectators amazing, the BLugold Mile the BEST! The race directors have made this event a family event, and it is supported by UWEC’s athletic and alumni departments.

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    cnklmbeebe REPEAT RUNNER '21

    I loved all the support along the way. All the volunteers and spectators were great. I really liked the course this year. Definitely recommend!! MORE

    I loved all the support along the way. All the volunteers and spectators were great. I really liked the course this year. Definitely recommend!!

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    raijaeskuri REPEAT RUNNER '21

    The Eau Claire marathon is one of my favorites! I have done a whole and three half’s in Eau Claire so far. They have switched up the course in the … MORE

    The Eau Claire marathon is one of my favorites! I have done a whole and three half’s in Eau Claire so far. They have switched up the course in the part year or so, which I think has made it a little easier! Eau Claire is a gorgeous place to run in and the residents really get into cheering. You will have a lot of support along the way! The race director does an amazing job with this event, it is so organized and the whole city comes together to help! The shirts are also my favorite of every race I have done! I would definitely recommend that any runner do the Eau Claire marathon races!

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