Marathon Course Description

The WhistleStop Marathon & Half-Marathon is a point-to-point course to be held on the Tri-County Corridor, a rail-trail paved with limestone gravel.

The course offers a flat and fast running trail surface that is firm but is much more forgiving to the knees then asphalt. This is an excellent first-timer or personal record course!

The course stretches from two miles east of Iron River, Wisconsin and features ten re-decked railroad trestles, wetlands, trout streams, Chequamegon National Forest woodlands, dairy farms, residential neighborhoods and traffic-free quiet. Being a fall marathon, the course will feature some of the nation's finest autumn colors!

The WhistleStop Marathon is USATF certified(#WI-08023-DM).

Course Records

Male Marathon: Eric Hartmark, Duluth, MN '07.......................2:28:41
Female Marathon: Jenelle Deatherage, St. Louis Park, MN '12....2:51:52
Male Half-Marathon: Abraham Wengel, Minot, ND '06................1:08:36
Female Half-Marathon: Sarah Anderson, Maple, WI '99.............1:21:43

Complete Listing of WhistleStop Course Records (pdf)

For past year results use this link and then choose the year and under event type, choose Marathon. If WhistleStop doesn't apprear right away scroll down until you find it.

Timing services for the marathon are provided by White River Sports Timing.
Times from past races may also be seen at their web site.