The Eleventh Annual Marathon to Marathon has been scheduled for Saturday, June 17th. This marathon is runner friendly, certified and sanctioned. The 26.2 mile marathon and marathon relay begin at 6 a.m. at the Storm Lake High School in Storm Lake. There is a Half-Marathon which will begin at 7 a.m. At 8 a.m. the 5K run/walk begins at the Marathon Community Center in Marathon and at 8:30 a.m. the tot trot will begin.
The Marathon is open to men and women in following age brackets: 19 and under; 20 - 29; 30 - 39; 40 - 49; 50 - 59; and 60 and over. Medallions will be awarded to everyone who finishes the race and trophies will go to overall winners in both men's and women's divisions. There is a $45.00 fee for entering the Marathon. which increases to $55.00 after June 7th. The Half-Marathon fee is $25.00 or $30.00 after June 7th.
The Marathon Relay is open to teams of five runners and includes men's, women's, and co-ed divisions. Awards are given to first, second and third place teams in each division. The fee for entering this race is $80.00 per team and increases to $100.00 after June 7th. The 5K run/walk is open to both men and women in the following age brackets: 13 and under; 14 - 19; 20 - 29; 30 - 39; 40 - 49; 50 - 59; and 60 and over. Awards are given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each division. There is a $15.00 fee for early registration which increases to $20.00 after June 7th.
Aid stations will be available every 2.5 miles with water, other beverages and some will have fresh fruit. There will be a shuttle service to Storm Lake. Post-race refreshments and shower facilities will be available at the Marathon Community Center. T-shirts will be given to all participants.
Any late registrations will not be guaranteed a t-shirt on the day of the race.
A Pasta Party will be held the night before the race. It is scheduled for Friday, June 16th, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Storm Lake High School. Race packets may be picked up at that time or prior to the race on Saturday from 4:30 to 5:30 am.
Events on Saturday, at the Marathon Community Center include:
7 - Made to order Omelet Breakfast available for purchase
8 - 5K run/walk begins
8:30 - Tot Trot begins
9:45 - Awards ceremony for 5K run/walk
11 - Awards ceremony for Marathon, Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay
Food vendors and Entertainment will be available throughout the event.
Registration forms for this year have already started pouring in from several states and other countries.