Race Information


2024 WhistleStop

Welcome Racers!!

It’s time to register for the annual Tamarack Health WhistleStop Marathon/Half-Marathon/5K/10K race.

With that being said, Welcome to the 26th anniversary of the running of the WhistleStop!!

Hopefully, the racing world will see some normalcy in 2024!  That is the message we are hearing from our counterparts around the country.  Thank you for your loyalty and commitment to the success of the WhistleStop and we look forward to a full blown menu of running, relaxing, and enjoying this beautiful area.  Please note, that this marathon is a trail run.  The course is on an abandoned railbed and the surfaces are from softer to firm and there is a gradual decline.  The race runs from Iron River to Ashland with the majority of the course run on the “Tri-County Corridor”.  The Tri-County Corridor commission has promised that they are doing bridge work this year to repair two of the bridges that run through the area of the race.  We are changing the scheduling of the actual grooming of the course to allow more time to have it packed by the motorized vehicles making for a more firm surface.  The course also depends on the weather and the affects from rain or drout, but please know the course is a top priority.

This year the line up will include the Pasta Feed and Packet Pick-Up on Friday night!!  The Pasta Feed is back and each full / half marathon runner receives a free ticket to the pasta feed.  The Breakwater Restaurant will be prepairing our “Pasta Feed” this year.  Race Day starts early and so does the Post-Race Celebration.  Music and food in the large heated tent will be offered all day and into the evening with a Brews & Blues celebration in the evening.

It’s a full weekend of Running and Relaxing, so don’t wait register today and save some money!!!

See you in October!
Mary McPhetridge

Reminder: Save Money Register Early!!  Also, please share the registration link with your friends and family and encourage them to register for the 2024 Tamarack Health WhistleStop Marathon & Half-Marathon and 5K/10K!! We don’t want them to wait and miss out on running with you!  Registration closes October 4, 2024.

Note: Sorry, we DO NOT allow walking the full marathon. You are welcome to walk the half marathon/5K/10K.  All, Medical Personnel and Aid Stations are pulled from the course at 6 hours or 2:30pm, so there is no support on the course. You must be able to run a consistent 13-minute mile for the Full Marathon. Thanks so much for your understanding and cooperation!!