For those who want the challenge of a long distance run, the Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Pre-registration will close on April 28, 2013. Weekend-of registration will be available on Friday, May 3rd from 4:00PM-8:00PM at the Radisson Center, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601. No race day registration is available for the half marathon.
Need some extra motivation to reach the finish line at the Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon? Are you trying to set a new Personal Record (PR) or finish the race under a certain time? The Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon has just the right opportunity for you! Run with one of our outstanding pacers and finish with a group of motivated and supportive participants. Pace groups will be on target to finish at the following times:
1:45, 2:00, 2:15, and 2:30.
Pacers (two for each)
Jamie & Tom
Jason & Vern
Shari & Renee
Tammy & Jennifer
No need to register or sign up, this service is free to registered runners.
To meet the pace team, click
All finishers will be awarded a high-quality finisher's t-shirt and a Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon commemorative medal. An award ceremony will begin at 11:00AM near the finish line in Riverside Park. Trophies will be awarded to the top three men and top three women (based on gun time). In addition, age-group awards will be presented to the first three male and female finishers in the following age groups based on chip time:
- 70 and over
Cell Phones, Headphones, and iPods
For reasons of safety, we strongly discourage runners from using any such devices during the race. If you feel that you must have one with you, please keep the volume low so that you can hear vehicular traffic, instructions from police or course marshals, and comments from nearby runners.
Due to he downhill nature of the course, no wheelchairs will be allowed on the course.
If you cannot participate, the entry fee is not refundable and non-transferable to next year's event. We will, however, allow the entry to be transferred to another participant. In the event that the entry is not used for the 2013 event, we will be happy to provide you a t-shirt from the race, written request is required. This shirt can be picked up after the race at the La Crosse City Hall in the Parks and Recreation Department. For a mailing and handling fee of $10, you can have a t-shirt mailed to your home. Send us the request via email or regular mail, including your name, street address, phone number, and t-shirt size.