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The Trailbreaker is Waukesha's home grown running event and has been held annually since 1993. This Waukesha tradition initially consisted of a Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K Run/Walk. The Trailbreaker originally was the brainchild of three running colleagues (amigos). Since 2009, the Park Foundation of Waukesha, Inc. (PFW Inc.), has organized and hosted this annual event as a fundraiser for the enhancement of city parks, trails, recreation programs and the urban forest.
Over $200,000 has been generated and re-invested with the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department to "make Waukesha a better place to live, work and play". The PFW Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization that utilizes funds raised to promote "Community Quality of Life". All staff are unpaid volunteers. Please consider making a donation!
This event provides distances for all runners! Come join the fun and support our local parks and community!
Please note, we will not be able to exchange shirt sizes and shirts will not be sold. Shirts are unisex and tend to run large.
The Lapham Peak Marathon course covers approximately 6 miles of city streets and sidewalks, 15 miles of paved trails (including the Fox River Trail & Glacial Drumlin Trail) and 5 miles of the Ice Age Trail. Miles 11 - 15 are extremely rugged. Except for the Ice Age Trail, the trail is subject to only gentle grades. Marathon turn-around is the top of the 40' Lapham Peak Tower, the highest point in Waukesha County, with spectacular views of the surrounding lake country.
The Glacial Drumlin Trail Marathon course covers approximately 6 miles of city streets and sidewalks, 20 miles of paved trails (including the Fox River Trail & Glacial Drumlin Trail) and this course is super flat making it perfect for a PR!
Both marathon course are USATF certified.
FINISHER MEDAL AND SHIRT
ALL runners will receive a long sleeve tech tee (register by 3/13/23, 11:59 CST, insulated mug after 3/13/23), finishers medal, and a free beer coupon from Raised Grain (must be 21+). All proceeds benefit Waukesha City Park, Recreation, and Forestry programs.
PLEASE BRING YOUR RECEIPT WITH YOU!
You do not need to print it. We will need to scan the QR code on the receipt, though, so please have your email accessible on your mobile device or save a picture of your receipt with the QR code to your device’s image library.
Friday, March 31, 2023
Schuetze Recreation Center
1120 Baxter Street
Waukesha, WI 53186
Saturday, April 1, 2023
7:00am Packet Pickup
8:00am Races Start
2:00pm Course Closes
Sorry pets are not allow at the Trailbreaker.
Aid station are located every 2 miles and have water, sports drinks and energy gels. We encourage participants to carry a water bottle or collapsible cup as an alternative to using paper cups.
Trail & MacArthur
Trail & Les Paul Highway
Trail & Waukesha DT
Trail & Mickle Road
Trail & Waterville Road
Base of Lapham Peak Tower
We need volunteers for everything from aid station support to course marshals. If you or your group have an interest in volunteering, we would greatly appreciate the assistance.
Are you a member of a wellness committee and want to include the Trailbreaker in your plan? Contact us and we can help.
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