Lake Wilhelm Marathon

Sat June 4, 2022 Sandy Lake, PA 16145 US Directions
Events
Boston Qualifier!

Marathon

$135 6:30AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration includes: Custom Finisher Medal, Short Sleeve Performance Shirt, and a Drawstring Bag.
The Lake is Calling!

Half Marathon

$90 7:00AM EDT - 11:00PM EDT Registration includes: Custom Finisher Medal, Short Sleeve Performance Shirt, and a Drawstring Bag.
Volunteer for Free Entry!

Marathon Pacers

$0 6:30AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Pacers must be able to run 30 minutes faster than pace they are assigned. Event staff will email pacers who are selected.
Volunteer for Free Entry!

Half Marathon Pacers

$0 7:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Pacers must be able to run 15 minutes faster than pace they are assigned. Event staff will email pacers who are selected.
Description

The Lake is Calling

 

The Lake Wilhelm Marathon & Half Marathon takes place along the stunning shores of one of Pennsylvania’s largest lakes!  Known for its Bald Eagle viewing, expansive lake views, and scenic bike path, Maurice K. Goddard State Park is a must visit destination! The Marathon course is USATF Certified and a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

 

"Great event! Everything was so well organized. Very Impressed. Already looking forward to next year!" - Holly, 2021 Finisher

 

Window Start:

All marathon participants will have the option to start their race at any point from 6:30 am to 6:45 am and all half marathon participants will have from 7:00 am to 7:15 am in order to aid social distancing. The start will be chip timed so there is no penalty to starting later. All results will be based on net (chip) time. 

 

"Well managed race. Pacers were great. The course was beautiful! Cheered on by flocks of birds in the trees." - Barb, 2021 Finisher

 

Restrooms & Aid Stations:

  • Portable restrooms will be placed near the start/finish area and along the course.
  • Aid Stations with water, sports drink, food and first aid kits will be available along the course.
Race Parking will be available near the Start/Finish area at the Lake Wilhelm Marina. 

 

"Very beautiful course." - Danielle, 2021 Finisher

 

Awards:

Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female Open & Masters Finishers as well as the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. The minimum age for the marathon is 15 and the minimum for the half is 13. There will be no in-person award ceremony. All awards will be mailed. A virtual awards ceremony will be posted on YouTube in the week following the event.

 

"Awesome park with great wildlife" - Ryan, Google Reviews

 

For more race information, please visit https://wolfcreektrackclub.com/lake-wilhelm-marathon-half-marathon/
Pricing

Marathon


Opening: $75 (December 22 - December 25) 

Early: $90 (December 26 – January 9)

Regular: $115 (January 10 – April 30)

Late: $135 (May 1 – June 3)

 

Half Marathon

Opening: $50 (December 22 - December 25)

Early: $60 (December 26 – January 9)

Regular: $75 (January 10 – April 30)

Late: $90 (May 1 – June 3)

Packet Pickup

Race Day: Available from 5:30 AM to 7:15 AM at the Start/Finish Area. 

Host Hotel: Available on Friday 6/3/2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Participants are able to have their packets shipped to their homes for an additional $14.99 during the registration process. Participants can expect to receive packets at least a week before the event. 

Course Map

The half marathon is just the first loop around the lake. It does include the small loop and does not include the short out and back at the southern end of the park.  The course time limit is 6.5 hours for the Marathon (14:52 min/mile) and 5.5 hours for the Half Marathon (25:11 min/mile). The marathon course is USATF certified and therefore an eligible Boston Qualifying Course. 

Aid Stations
There will be 6 aid stations with water, sports drink, food and first aid kits:

1. Small Loop: Miles 3.1, 3.9, 15.9, & 16.8
2. Launch #1: Miles 5.3 & 18.2
3. The Dam: Miles 6.4, 19.2, & 19.5
4. Lake Road: Miles 8.0 & 21.0
5. Launch #4: Miles 11.2 & 24.3
6. Marina: Mile 13.1

 

Course Records

Marathon

Women's Overall: Becca Johnson (Lewes, DE) - 3:13:13 (2021)

Women's Masters: Meghan Bolinger (Johnstown, PA) - 3:21:39 (2021)

Men's Overall: Alan Groudle (Lewiston, ME) - 2:52:33 (2021)

Men's Masters: Shengxi Duan (Naperville, IL) - 3:05:53 (2021)

Half Marathon

Women's Overall: Leah Anne Weaver (Fredonia, PA) - 1:22:38 (2021)

Women's Masters: Kay Matsuno Sher (Pittsburgh, PA) - 1:36:01 (2021)

Men's Overall: Ryan Budnik (Grand Rapids, MI) - 1:17:28 (2021)

Men's Masters: Eric Miller (Crescent, PA) - 1:33:39 (2021)

Travel

Host Hotel

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Grove City Mercer Outlets (231 Westside Square Dr, Mercer, PA 16137)

Follow this link to reserve your room for a special rate of $160. The standard rate is $214.

Other Lodging Options (Distance from Start/Finish Area)

Campgrounds

Hotels

 

Flights


Check for flights into these local airports:

International

  • Erie International Airport (ERI)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

Regional/Domestic

  • Venango Regional Airport (FKL)
  • DuBois Regional Airport (DUJ)
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Airport (JFN)
Lake Wilhelm Marathon & Half Marathon
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FAQ

Is there a course time limit?

Yes, participants in the Marathon must run under 6.5 hours. Half Marathon participants must run under 5.5 hours. 

Is there an awards ceremony?

Not in person. A virtual award ceremony video will be posted on YouTube in the week following the event. All medals will be mailed post-race and should arrive within 2-3 weeks depending on your location.

Can I walk?

Absolutely, as long as you can finish the race in the given course time limit.

Will there be race day registration?

No.

Are pets allowed?

No. 

Are strollers allowed?

No.

Health & Safety

At Wolf Creek Race Management, we take the health and safety of our participants very seriously. We will do everything in our power to offer a safe and fun event for all participants. We have taken several steps to ensure the safety of all participants, staff members, volunteers, and spectators. These steps include:

Open Start Window
Providing pre-packaged food and drinks
Making hand sanitizer readily available
Having EMS on site
Keeping staff spaced out on the course to provide on course assistance
Sweeping the course to ensure all participants finish safely

This event was approved during the pandemic and will occur as long as Pennsylvania remains in the green phase. If this event is no longer able to occur due to COVID-19 restrictions, all participants will receive a full refund. Refunds for any other reason will not be granted. 

Become A Sponsor

Contact info@wolfcreektrackclub.com for sponsorship opportunities. 

Race Contact Info

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Place
540 Lake Wilhelm Road
Sandy Lake, PA US 16145
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