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Half Marathon

$60 7:00AM CDT - 9:45AM CDT Price increases after September 11, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

5 Mile

$35 7:00AM CDT Price increases after September 11, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT


$30 7:00AM CDT Price increases after September 11, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Kids Maple Mile

$10 9:00AM CDT Price increases after September 11, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT
50 State Street
La Crosse, WI US 54601

Participants of the Maple Leaf Walk Run will have a unique experience- running on the famous Oktoberfest Parade Route just hours before it is full of marching bands, floats and the Oktoberfest Royal Family.

Enjoy 13.1 scenic miles of the Mississippi River, majestic bluffs and the support of spectators along the parade route. The course is flat and fast, easy to set a personal best on. The finish is in Riverside Park, overlooking the Mississippi River.


*Size is NOT guaranteed if you register after September 11th.

Length: Long-sleeve

Material:  Performance Blend 

Sizes (unisex): XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL



Awards will be given to the top 3 overall finishers for the Half and 5 Mile (male & female).

Age Group:

Themed pint glasses will be given to the top 3 finishers in each Age Group of the Half and 5 Mile.


Age Groups:
19 & Under


Support the Y. Strengthen Your Community.
Help children realize who they are and what they can achieve - so they have the confidence and inspiration to pursue their dreams. The Y's Annual Campaign gives everyone the opportunity to learn grow and thrive by providing financial assistance for membership and programs at the Y.

When you give to the Y Annual Campaign, 100% of your gift goes toward making a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own community.

ImageIn 2010, Leah ran her first 5K, praying just to finish. One year later, after breaking her back in a motorcycle accident, she ran the 5K again and placed third in her age category. Another year later, Leah placed first in that 5K. The next day she completed her first half marathon, and started riding her Indian Scout motorcycle again! She's now completed eight full marathons and a half Ironman.

She counted on the Y to help her achieve success. " I really appreciate the Y's financial assistance I received after my accident that allowed me to be physically active and maintain a healthy lifestyle."

Pledge Prizes
Raise $100 in pledges and receive a Y embroidered fleece blanket

Raise $250 in pledges and find yourself in a Y embroidered 1/4 zip pull-over + a free entry to the 2020 race.

Raise $500 in pledges and receive a Y embroidered running jacket + a free entry to the 2020 race.

How to Raise Pledges
After you register for one of the events (5K, 5 Mile, Half) you will have your own dedicated pledge page created for you. You can then share/email this personal pledge page with friends and family, asking them to make a donation directly to your page.

Course Map


Cancellation and Transfer Policy

Due to the large amount of advanced preparation that goes into the event, we cannot refund your registration or transfer it to a new participant. If you are unable to attend the event, your registration will help pay for the supplies and event proceeds will benefit the La Crosse Area Family YMCA Annual Campaign.

Race Contact Info

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


Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Maple Leaf Walk Run.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Maple Leaf Walk Run is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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