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The Eisenbahn Trail, built on a former railroad corridor, is a 25-mile trail extending from the historic city of West Bend into the scenic countryside of eastern Wisconsin past the glacial landscape of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Eisenbahn is German for railroad
The trail is surfaced with limestone screenings, however racers will start and finish the event on 1.25 miles of paved asphalt. This is an out and back race on a relatively flat course. Participants will begin and end the race near downtown West Bend, Wisconsin. The Start/Finish Line is located behind the River Shores/Cast Iron residential community at 705 Village Green Way, West Bend. Half marathoners will turn around in Kewaskum, 1/4 marathoners and 5K run/walk participants will turn around north of West Bend.
Food will be available at the start/finish line. Trophies will be presented following the race for the top Male and Female finishers (except for the 5Krun/walk participants) and plaques will be presented to the second and third place Male and Female finishers. Top 3 Male and Female finishers in the 5K will receive plaques. Medals will be presented for the top 3 individuals in each age division for all races. Finisher medals and t-shirts will be provided for all participants including 5K run/walk participants.
The start line is BEHIND the River Shores/Cast Iron Residential Complex located at 705 Village Green Way, -- an easy walk from where you will be parking your car. The marathon course is certified, and is a Boston qualifier.
Marathon course map | Certification map
Half Marathon course map
10K course map
5K course map
Race participants who raise $100 in pledges to support Elevate’s mission, can RUN FREE! When you register, sign up to fundraise and once you reach $100, your race registration will be refunded.
At Elevate we believe that healthy individuals build strong communities. That's why we strive to address the root causes of high-risk behaviors through prevention, intervention and residential programs that focus on drug and alcohol issues, mental health and delinquency.
Finisher medals and t-shirts will be provided for all participants including 5K run/walk participants.
Trophies will be presented following the race for the top Male and Female finishers. Medals will be presented for the top three individuals in each age division for all races. Finisher medals and t-shirts will be provided for all participants including 5K run/walk participants.
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.
Race day 6:00 am near start line
705 Village Green Way
Yes, others can pick up your packet. Please have them bring your registration receipt & QR code.
7:00 am half & full marathon start
7:15 am 5K & 10K start
1:00 pm course closes
The race is chip timed by Silver Circle Sports Events and the chip is on your bib.
HOW TO TRANSFER, DEFER, CHANGE SHIRTS SIZE, & CHANGE DISTANCES
There will be plenty of aid stations stocked with water and sports drink. Portable toilets will also be available along the course. Runners that need medical attention can stop at Aid Stations for help. Trained medical professionals will be available. Energy packs will be available at some of the Water Stations and the Start/Finish line!
Some of the aid stations may be self serve.
Everyone who is registered by noon July 2nd, will be guaranteed a custom dry wick shirt. After that, we cannot guarantee shirts and they will only be available while on line supplies last.
Parking will be at the Kuester Island Parking Lot. Directions to this lot are HWY 33 to Main Street in West Bend. Go North on Main Street for 1/2 mile. The Parking Lot is on the EAST side of Main Street. Overflow parking will be at Regner Park which is located across the street from Kuester Island Parking at 800 North Main Street.
We need volunteers for everything from goody bag stuffing to course marshals. If you or your group have an interest in volunteering, we would greatly appreciate the assistance.
Insurance is available for almost all of our events. The insurance is offered through a third party. Here is the fine print
Registration protection options allow your race participants to get reimbursed up to 100% if they cannot attend the event for a number of reasons, including covered injury, illness, traffic accidents, and more. Registration Protector with Required to Work has the added benefit of protection in the instance that a race participant is required to work for a covered reason.
Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. Insurance benefits are underwritten by Jefferson Insurance Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of these plans.
Registration Protection - The insurance premium is 6.75% of the registration cost (including processing fee), with a minimum insurance premium of $7.99 per registrant.
Insurance claims can be filed at https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/file-a-claim.
Should I stop to smell the flowers on the trail?
If you do, please be careful!! There are poisonous plants, such as poison ivy, along the trail. We encourage you to follow the course and stay on the trail!
What about bugs?
Bugs also like to smell flowers. Please remember your bug spray!
Will there be police at busy intersections?
There may be police at some of the intersections however, runners should NOT expect law enforcement to stop traffic and course volunteers are not authorized to stop traffic. The majority of the course is on the trail however, when the trail crosses roads or when participants are off the trail the roads are OPEN and the rules of the road prevail. Volunteers and law enforcement will assist you when possible but it is your responsibility to ensure your safety particularly when crossing roads or not on the trail.
Can I have someone run with me as a Pacer?
Sorry, only registered participants are eligible to run on the course during the event.
Will there be mile markers and turn around point markers?
Yes, the mile and turn around point markers will be located on the course. Additionally, volunteers with signage will be located at the turn around points.
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