Lake Wilhelm Marathon

Sat June 10, 2023 Sandy Lake, PA 16145 US Directions

Events

Boston Qualifier!

Lake Wilhelm Marathon

6:45AM EDT - 1:15PM EDT Registration includes: Custom Finisher Medal, Short Sleeve Performance Shirt, and a Drawstring Bag.
Open to ages 15+.
The Lake is Calling!

Lake Wilhelm Half Marathon

6:45AM EDT - 11:00PM EDT Registration includes: Custom Finisher Medal, Short Sleeve Performance Shirt, and a Drawstring Bag.
Open to ages 12+.
Volunteer for Free Entry!

Marathon Pacers

6:45AM 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

6:45AM 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 participants will have the option to start their race at any point from 6:45 am to 7:15 am. All results will be based on gun 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. 

 

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

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup (Recommended): 

  • Friday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at TownPlaceSuites Grove City/Mercer (231 Westside Square Dr, Mercer, PA 16137)

Race Day:

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

Pricing

Marathon


Opening: $45 (January 4 - January 10) 

Early: $75 (January 11 – January 31)

Regular: $100 (February 1 – April 30)

Late: $125 (May 1 – June 10)

 

Half Marathon

Opening: $45 (January 4 - January 10) 

Early: $65 (January 11 – January 31)

Regular: $85 (February 1 – April 30)

Late: $115 (May 1 – June 10)

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: Kate Kokal (Pittsburgh, PA) - 3:09:22 (2022)

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

Partners

Certifications

Wolf Creek Events

Aid Station Crews

Local Attractions

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. 

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.

Become A Partner

Contact info@wolfcreektrackclub.com for partnership opportunities. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Place

540 Lake Wilhelm Road
Sandy Lake, PA US 16145

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