The Journeys Marathon course starts in Boulder Junction and travels southeast on County K to East Buckatabon Lake Road. The course then runs south to East Hunter Lake Road and onto Boot Lake Road, then East on County G. The last section is on Adams Road, Illinois Street and Michigan Street with the finish south of the bridge after crossing over the Eagle River into Riverview Park.
The mostly flat, point-to-point course can be fast if the temperature and humidity are lower than normal. However, the weather is very unpredictable. Race day has brought weather ranging from snow to highs in the upper 70's.
The Journeys Marathon was the 503rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 411th largest in 2015.
This year 5.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Journeys Marathon the 297th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 172nd highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 98.81 ranks it as the 221st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 11th fastest course in Wisconsin.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Journeys Marathon a PR Score of 98.66. This PR Score ranks it as the 176th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 8th fastest in Wisconsin.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.