Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
3.7
(3 Ratings)  (3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
3.3
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
4.3
Every year the main goal of the annual La Crosse Marathon (formerly known as the Grandad Half Marathon) is to donate our profits back to various non-profits in our area. Even though we cannot gather in person this year, we still want to make an impact to fund these non-profits … MORE
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    KaelBacon FIRST-TIMER '22

    All in all, I enjoyed this race. There were only 140 runners, so it was pretty small. A lot of running seemingly on your own. You start on a bike … MORE

    All in all, I enjoyed this race. There were only 140 runners, so it was pretty small. A lot of running seemingly on your own. You start on a bike trail and run 20 miles back into town, so there were not a lot of spectators at all. The race production was pretty good. There was one or two turns or forks in the trail at the very end that were poorly (or not at all) marked but all in all this is a good race, and I would recommend it to a friend.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    shawa2007 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Starts atop Grandad Bluff and the first 1.5 mile is a steep descent. After the descent, the course if flat and finishes along the Mississippi River. Not suggested for first … MORE

    Starts atop Grandad Bluff and the first 1.5 mile is a steep descent. After the descent, the course if flat and finishes along the Mississippi River. Not suggested for first time half marathoners; unless you’ve trained extensively on hills ascents and descents.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    jjleuck FIRST-TIMER '16

    Positive: Great course support and volunteers. -A mostly scenic run with some great views -Decent amount of people cheering along course -Nice shirt, easy packet pickup -Good post race food … MORE

    Positive: Great course support and volunteers.
    -A mostly scenic run with some great views
    -Decent amount of people cheering along course
    -Nice shirt, easy packet pickup
    -Good post race food and even a free beer

    Negatives:
    -The shuttle to race start was kind of a mess. Race started late because of this.
    -Too few port a potties at start line.
    Some course notes
    -Though beautiful the run down bluff can be hard on knees and other joints.
    -Course though mostly beautiful has boring stretches in residential areas.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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