Calendar of Race Events

FRIDAY, October 14, 2016

Packet Pick-Up
Packet pick-up will be at the Bay Area Civic Center,  from 3:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free. If it is not possible to pick up your packet on Friday, October 14, registered participants may do so at the Bay Area Civic Center on race day, Saturday, October 14, see the time schedule below.

Address for the Bay Area Civic Center is 320 4th Ave West Ashland, WI 54806

WhistleStop Pasta Feed & Lake Superior Fish Boil
4:30-8:00 p.m.
All marathon & half-marathon registrants will receive a FREE ticket for their meal. Additional meal tickets will be available at the door or may be ordered in advance for Adults-$13.00; Children 4-12 years of age-$6.50; Children 3 & under-free

Dinner & Conversational Music Performed by "10% Off" 

SATURDAY, October 15, 2016

Late Packet Pick-up at the Bay Area Civic Center
6:00a.m.-7:15a.m. for the Half Marathon,
6:00a.m.-8:00a.m. for the Full Marathon.

Shuttle Bus Departure
(Shuttle Buses from the finishline to the race starts are for RUNNERS only.
These are not spectator buses.)

Buses will depart the Bay Area Civic Center at:

• 6:15 a.m. for the Half-Marathon Race with the last bus leaving at 7:30 a.m.
• 7:00 a.m. for Cruisin' the Corridor 5K & 10K Races with the last bus leaving at 7:15 a.m.
• 7:00 a.m. for the Full Marathon last bus leaving at 8:00 a.m.

Race Start Times - Please note the race start times.

Cruisin' the Corridor 5K and 10K

Begins at 8:00 a.m.

WhistleStop Half - Marathon
Begins at 8:30 a.m. 

WhistleStop Marathon
Begins at 9:00 a.m.

Post-race Party
Starts with the first finisher with recorded blues music.
Then starting at 11a.m. there will be live music from a variety of local bands.

Awards Ceremonies
For Cruisin' the Corridor 5K & 10K at 10:30 a.m. inside the Bay Area Civic Center .
For CenturyLink WhistleStop Marathon & Half-Marathon - All Awards at 3:30 p.m. in the heated tent.

Little Engine that Could Toddler Run
2-4yr olds can race in this Free race inside the Bay Area Civic Center at 2pm.  No pre-registration required.

Blues & Brews Fest - 7:30p.m. - 12:30 a.m. in the festival tent.
(You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.)
From 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. listen to the blues music of "Milkbone" while sampling scores of microbrews.
Then from 10:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Back again for some fun... "Sweet Siren" take center stage.

Pre-purchased Tickets for the Blues and Brews Fest are $20.00 with the brew sampling and $25.00 at the door.
$15.00 without the pre-purchased brew sampling and $20.00 at the door.  

Questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions (pdf).