Overall Rating
Overall Rating (19 Reviews)
4.8
(19 Ratings)(19 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.1
SCENERY
4.4
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4.5
Coming in 2020: New Eau Claire Marathon course and new start time! Check back soon for details. About the Full Marathon The Eau Claire Marathon is a USATF certified, Boston Marathon qualifying race. In 2016, 35 Eau Claire Marathon runners qualified for the Boston Marathon. All races start and finish … MORE
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Recent reviews

    mlschroeder FIRST-TIMER '19

    I never thought I’d say running a half marathon for the first time, Ill prepared, would be FUN!! I had a blast! The scenery, the bridges, the crowds cheering and … MORE

    I never thought I’d say running a half marathon for the first time, Ill prepared, would be FUN!! I had a blast! The scenery, the bridges, the crowds cheering and showing huge support all along the way kept me going and kept me smiling. The blue and gold mile was a real treat! The after party was great too! Lots off food, beverages, and goodies. I will run this race year after year from now on!

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    justin.j.hubbard REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I went to school in EC so this race has a special place in my heart. The race was very well organized and also had enough spectators it felt like … MORE

    I went to school in EC so this race has a special place in my heart. The race was very well organized and also had enough spectators it felt like a big city but didn’t have the traffic and other issues. The blugold mile was amazing – having 300+ students cheer you on at mile 23 is exactly what you need for a kick in the butt! I’d highly recommend this race!

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    marshman7913 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The scenery is gorgeous, pretty flat course. Well run and plenty of water and aid stations. The blue - gold mile with energize you for the finish MORE

    The scenery is gorgeous, pretty flat course. Well run and plenty of water and aid stations. The blue – gold mile with energize you for the finish

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    flauwers REPEAT RUNNER '19

    What a well run event! The community really pairs with the EC marathon to make it a special weekend. My only complaint would be that they need to take out … MORE

    What a well run event! The community really pairs with the EC marathon to make it a special weekend. My only complaint would be that they need to take out the finisher hill for the last .2 miles of the course. It is brutal to think of during the race. 3 times I’ve done it- many more to come!

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    krmarte59 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This race was one of the more organized races I’ve run - and I’ve run a lot of different ones. Loved the energy of the volunteers and spectators! Major judos … MORE

    This race was one of the more organized races I’ve run – and I’ve run a lot of different ones. Loved the energy of the volunteers and spectators! Major judos for theme race directors for such a nice day and well put on race! It was so much fun!!

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    This was my fourth time participating in the Eau Claire Marathon weekend. I have done the 5k, half marathon twice, and full marathon. Out of the four half marathon courses … MORE

    This was my fourth time participating in the Eau Claire Marathon weekend. I have done the 5k, half marathon twice, and full marathon. Out of the four half marathon courses and two marathon courses I have done, this one is by far my favorite. There is so much energy around the route with spectators and other runners cheering.

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    Stacyruns262 FIRST-TIMER '19

    This race is VERY well supported by the community of Eau Claire. Running through the university was awesome....so many students out cheering and hi-5ing! The musical mile was also a … MORE

    This race is VERY well supported by the community of Eau Claire. Running through the university was awesome….so many students out cheering and hi-5ing! The musical mile was also a highlight. Just a nice, solid half marathon.

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    asmith161979 FIRST-TIMER '19

    I loved the course. This was my first half. A challenge before I hit forty. And I loved it. The uphill finish is rough but the crowd interaction kept me … MORE

    I loved the course. This was my first half. A challenge before I hit forty. And I loved it. The uphill finish is rough but the crowd interaction kept me going. I felt supported along the way.

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    robertd_1975 FIRST-TIMER '19

    The scenery was beautiful. The spectators were really into it. They really do help you through the fatigue at the end!! Running across a couple of the bridges was well … MORE

    The scenery was beautiful. The spectators were really into it. They really do help you through the fatigue at the end!! Running across a couple of the bridges was well worth running this race.

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    bluecheeseluver REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I have run this race for the past four years with my mom and the amazing volunteers that help make every mile memorable is why we kept coming back! Make … MORE

    I have run this race for the past four years with my mom and the amazing volunteers that help make every mile memorable is why we kept coming back! Make sure to always be smiling because there is a wonderful camera crew that is throughout the whole race and so many water stops you will never be thirsty! The course is relatively flat and very easy to PR on. There is also so many different activities to do after the race that the city puts on. Everyone should run this race at least once in their life!!!

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    Kristen_Irwin FIRST-TIMER '19

    I came into his race having never run a half marathon before. I was warned about the hills so I wasn’t surprised by them! I loved the scenery of the … MORE

    I came into his race having never run a half marathon before. I was warned about the hills so I wasn’t surprised by them! I loved the scenery of the run. Every time I went over a new bridge I would get excited! There was so many people out there cheering us on and the Blugold Mile was everything that I expect and MORE!

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    stephanieandrob73 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is one of, no actually the BEST race. The organization put into it is amazing. It is actually a full weekend with kid events,, the packet pick up is … MORE

    This is one of, no actually the BEST race. The organization put into it is amazing. It is actually a full weekend with kid events,, the packet pick up is an expo with more great things for kids and adults alike. Race day is an epic event. All of Eau Claire comes out to cheer runners all along the course. The start/finish area is epic. The volunteers are amazing. But the organizers are so community focused and do an AMAZING job – finding a way to make it even better year after year. When I can no longer run this event, I will b volunteering!

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    mwisse FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was my first 1/2 marathon, after being a spectator last year I took the plunge. What a well organized race with amazing spectators that supported me the whole time. … MORE

    This was my first 1/2 marathon, after being a spectator last year I took the plunge. What a well organized race with amazing spectators that supported me the whole time. Great course layout! Thanks.

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    runnincarrie REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The whole race weekend was great but I participated in the Marathon relay for the second time and it was just as great as last year. Very well organized and … MORE

    The whole race weekend was great but I participated in the Marathon relay for the second time and it was just as great as last year. Very well organized and almost efficient getting racers to each exchange. My complaint with that was spectators riding the bus. The racers who need to get to each exchange should be priority boarding a bus. There were some nervous racers thinking they were not going to make it to the next exchange. The a whole family boarded the bus with one actual racer. I think the drivers need to ask or something. Also, Biffys! 2 is not enough at each exchange! Again, nervous racers having to take care of business but are in a lengthy line and need to be ready for their exchange. My team PR’d we had a great time, beautiful day, fun, well supported course.

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    Erock30 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Well organized glad they are moving it to an earlier start time next year as it was warm again. Only a few hills one at the finish but that’s going … MORE

    Well organized glad they are moving it to an earlier start time next year as it was warm again. Only a few hills one at the finish but that’s going away to. Love the shirts & Medals. Great volunteers and the blue gold mile is awesome!

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    ToweyNation REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Well organized, fun smallish race with the production of a large race. Great local support. ECM is a class act. Course is a tad hilly but fair. MORE

    Well organized, fun smallish race with the production of a large race. Great local support. ECM is a class act. Course is a tad hilly but fair.

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    beccaaw REPEAT RUNNER '18

    11 bridges, amazing community participation! Lots of enthusiasm, great after race and pre race expo! Will definitely keep running this race. It is a BQ race. Transportation to and from … MORE

    11 bridges, amazing community participation! Lots of enthusiasm, great after race and pre race expo! Will definitely keep running this race. It is a BQ race. Transportation to and from race start/finish.

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    beccahontas REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Just when you think you've run out of juice, the BluGold mile goes through campus and there are thousands of people cheering you on to conquer the last couple miles. … MORE

    Just when you think you’ve run out of juice, the BluGold mile goes through campus and there are thousands of people cheering you on to conquer the last couple miles. Beautiful race.

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    nicole.sell10 FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race has the most beautiful scenery combined with an amazing atmosphere fueled by it's community support! A must run!! I have already registered for 2019. MORE

    This race has the most beautiful scenery combined with an amazing atmosphere fueled by it’s community support! A must run!! I have already registered for 2019.

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