April 2nd, 2016
Race begins at 8:00 am
Registration Fee is $50
($60 after March 13th @11:59PM)
ATTN FULL MARATHON RUNNERS: The 2016 Trailbreaker Marathon will be run using the traditional Ice Age Trail segment of the route. Due to recent, significant rainfall, runners will likely encounter slippery, muddy areas along this rugged trail segment. Please be alert to changing trail conditions.
PLEASE NOTE: Predicted heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday could result in Race Directors opting to run the certified alternative marathon route. This will be posted at the registration table and announced prior to the race. The alternate route is also a USATF Certified marathon.
Race start and finish is located at the Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter Street, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 53186. This Recreation Center is in Frame Park, along the Fox River.
The Marathon course covers approximately 6 miles of city streets and sidewalks, 15 miles of improved 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 Ice Age Trail is marked with permanent DNR yellow stripes on permanent posts next to the trail. There is no ground marking. There are no other markings on the Ice Age Trail portion of the course. Be alert, you can go off the course. Please note that a decision will be made by the Wednesday preceeding the race as to which certified marathon course will be run. This is due to the impact of winter and weather on the earthen trails of the Ice Age Trail segment of the course. Our priority remains to provide a safe course for our participants, while protecting the integrity of the Ice Age Trail. If the Ice Age Trail course is too icy or muddy, the alternate marathon course using the Glacial Drumlin Trail will be used. This information will be posted on the website.
Marathon runners will experience the scenic views of the historic City of Waukesha, the Fox River and the Kettle Moraine scenery of southeast Wisconsin countryside. The trail crosses city streets and country roads. In the absence of police control, vehicles have the legal right-of-way.
Restroom facilities are located along the route, (at the start, 3 mile, 7 mile, 11 mile and 13 mile points.) There are mile markers along the certified course. The finish area at the Schuetze Recreation Center is heated and has showers.
The Marathon has a 6 hour cut-off. Net climb on the way out is 438 feet; the net drop on the way back is 438 feet. Aid stations will be located at the 3, 5, 7, 11, & 13 mile points along the route on the way out. All aid stations will have water, gatorade, and oranges. Additionally, bananas will be provided at Aid Station 4. We do not offer gel packs or GU.
A bag drop will be located at the fourth aid station (behind Saxe’s Restaurant). Bags should be labeled with name and race number and must be left at bag drop table in Schuetze Recreation Center by 7:30 am. Bags should be picked up following the race at the registration table.
For those wishing to view and encourage runners along the course there are several locations that offer this opportunity. Locations include: Parking area adjacent to the E.B. Shurts Environmental Education Center, Aid Station 1 at MacArthur Road, north side of Sunset Park in the Town of Genesee at S30 W28452 Sunset Drive, the restroom area near Mama D's Cafe in the Village of Wales on the Glacial Drumlin Trail, Aid Station 4 at Saxes on USH 18 and Mickle Road, Aid Station 5 at Lapham Peak State Park.
The Lapham Peak Tower is located in Lapham Peak State Park. An annual or daily Wisconsin State Park sticker is needed to enter the state park.
Dogs are not allowed in City of Waukesha Parks. Frame Park and Schuetze Recreation Center are both City of Waukesha park areas.
Be prepared for any weather conditions.