Gandy Marathon Race Day Information

Hello Runners!
Thank you for registering for the Gandy Dancer Trail Marathon. We have been working hard to ensure this is a world-class event, and we’re looking forward to seeing each and every one of you this Saturday, October 11th for the inaugural race! The fall colors have been spectacular on the Gandy Dancer trail, and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful run.

We know you have a lot of questions, and hopefully we’ll address everything in this message. We will answer any further questions on the web page at GandyMarathon.com, or send your questions to: GandyMarathon@gmail.com.

Bib/Race Shirt Pick-up and Race Day Registration:
Registration will open at 6AM on the morning of Saturday, October 11th at the Luck Fire Station. The Fire station is located on State HWY 48 and West Street. We don’t anticipate you will have any problem finding the fire station as Luck is a very small town. Also there will be volunteers directing traffic and organizing parking who will be wearing yellow vests.

Fire Station Address:
115 West Street
Luck WI 54853

All proceeds go to the Luck Fire Department, so encourage your friends to sign up for the 5k!  Online registration closes Thursday, October 9th, at Midnight.

Start Times:
Marathon: 8AM
Half-Marathon: 9 AM
5k: 9:15

All three races start on the Gandy Dancer trail at the Fire Station and all three races finish on Main Street (2 blocks away from the start).

There are no cut-off times. Everybody finishes.

Aid Stations:
There will be 16 aid stations providing fruit and cookies as well as water and Gatorade. You will also have the opportunity to drop out at these stations.

Finisher’s Medals:
Medals will be awarded to the Half and Full participants as they cross the finish line.

Age Group Awards/Course Record Certificate:
You will need to check results and go to the awards table to redeem your award. First place will receive a lime green mug, second and third will both receive blue mugs. All age class winners and overall winners in the full and half will also receive a certificate indicating that they set the course record in their class.

Boston Qualifier:
If you run a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon, come and talk to us after the race, or send us an email. We will help you with the USATF info since we are new in their system. Our race reference number is# WI14032DM

Finish Line Party:
Be sure to stick around and enjoy the festivities. We’d like all your support in cheering in the last finishers!  We'll be cheering in every last one of you!


Friday Night Dining:

Area Restaurants are limited but there are some good options in the neighboring towns:
Luck Supper Club (Luck), The Ridge Eatery (Frederic WI), Dalles House Restaurant (St. Croix Falls). There are also some good options in Siren, WI.

Sponsors:
Again, thanks to all our sponsors. It would be impossible to put on this race without them:






That's it!  See you Saturday, October 11th.  Remember, "run when you can, walk with you have to, finish with a smile on your face!"

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