|Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon,
5k, & Fun Run
Sunday, November 1st 2015
The race is ALWAYS the first Sunday in November
On the scenic Elroy-Sparta State Trail with a 3/4 mile long tunnel
** This is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon **
|Our route follows the Elroy-Sparta bike trail. The starting point is the Norwalk Village Park.
It runs up the bike trail, and through the tunnel, you will clearly see the turn around point, and
then back the same way you came. Along the way there will be several "colorful" aid
stations to help you along. Flashlights are furnished for when you go through the tunnel, cap
lights are also for sale in the park. Just to clarify that even tho you will be on the
Elroy-Sparta trail you will not be running from Elroy WI to Sparta WI. Just the portion from
the starting point, to the turn around, and back. Our route is also walker friendly, so don't
forget to tell your family and friends!
TRAIL SURFACE INFO: The level grade and limestone surface make this trail perfect for
runners, the bridges are covered with planks and guarded with railings.
The Norwalk tunnel is three centuries old and ¾ mile long.
Here is a map of the bike trail, to give you an idea of the route.
MARATHON ___$60 until Aug. 14th, $75 until Sept. 14th,
$90 until race day.
HALF ___$45 until Aug. 14th, $60 until Sept. 14th,
$75 until race day.
5K ___$22 until Aug. 14th, $25 until Sept 14th,
$30 until race day.
FUN RUN ___$15
|Here is some great info on the
Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail
from the Travel Wisconsin website
America's first Rails to Trails project
|This is a link to an elevation map that I found on the
internet. I don't have any information on it's accuracy,
but it's better than nothing!