Half/Full Race Registration & Info

Working on registration for the 2023 event, which will take place October 14, 2023.

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WhistleStop Marathon & Half Marathon

Below is information for the 2022 race.

We capped our races this year.
Due to the caps on the races there will be NO FRIDAY NIGHT REGISTRATION, so if you are thinking about participating register NOW!
The Full Marathon is 400
The half-marathon is 1400
The 10K in person is 250
The 5K in person is 250

Race Times Saturday, October 15, 2022

  • WhistleStop Half-Marathon 8:30 a.m. 
  • WhistleStop Full Marathon 8:30 a.m.
  • Cruisin’ the Corridor 5K and 10K Begins at 8:00 a.m.

Walkers are only allowed for the 5K/10K/Half-Marathon but there is no walking division.

2022 WhistleStop Marathon Registration Fees:

Full Marathon –  capping Full Marathon at 400

  •  $99.17= $94  + $5.17 tax when registered after 7/05/22 or until registration closes 10/07/2022   

Half Marathon –  capping half-marathon at 1400.

  •  $99.17= $94  + $5.17 tax when registered after 07/05/22 or until registration closes 10/07/2022


Click here for your registration options.

In 2022 we also have a virtual option for the full and half-marathon, registration closes 9/30/2022.

Registrants who register online should receive a confirmation email of your registration from the online company ChronoTrack.

Included with the WhistleStop Marathon/Half-Marathon Registration:

  • Complimentary Shuttle From Bay Area Civic Center to Start Line
  • Custom Die-Cast Finishers Medal
  • The Ultimate WhistleStop Finisher Shirt (sizes not guaranteed)
  • Full service Aid Stations

FRIDAY, October 14, 2022

  • Packet Pick-Up – 12noon – 9:00PM at the Bretting Community Center, 400 4th Ave West, Ashland, WI  54806

SATURDAY, October 15, 2022

  • Late Packet Pick-up – 6:00AM- 7:00AM at the Bretting Community Center, 400 4th Ave West, Ashland, WI 54806
  • 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:

  • 7 a.m. for Cruisin’ the Corridor 5K & 10K Races with the last bus leaving at 7:15 a.m. from just North of the Associated Bank
  • 6:15 a.m. for the Half-Marathon Race with the last bus leaving at 7:30 a.m.
  • 6:15 a.m. for the Full Marathon last bus leaving at 7:15 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 8:30 a.m.

Entry fees are not refundable.
The race(s) will only be cancelled due to life threatening conditions (weather, covid, etc.).
The status of the 2022 MMC WhistleStop weekend is subject to change at any time. We realize that the COVID-19 pandemic is a still lingering, and we will continue to monitor all updates from the Wisconsin Department of Health and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control).  If the status of the event changes, we will notify participants via email as soon as possible.
If COVID-19 conditions change and the in-person marathon/half-marathon weekend races are cancelled, registrations for those who registered for the in-person races will automatically be converted to the virtual races and details for reporting finishing times will be emailed to participants. If at that time you choose not to participate in the virtual, we will refund you 50% of your race registration fee.  We will not defer registrants to 2023.

All participants in Marathon must be 16 years of age or older and all participants in the Half-Marathon must be 12 years of age or older.
There will be no transfer of numbers allowed.
No automobiles, bicycles, baby joggers, roller skies, inline skates, pets or unofficial participants will be allowed on the race course.

Finisher Shirts and Finisher Medals will be awarded to finishers of the WhistleStop Marathon & Half-Marathon within the 6 hour time clock.

Walking the Half Marathon?
We do not have a walking division for the WhistleStop Marathon or the Half-Marathon.  Walking the Full Marathon is NOT allowed. Walking the Half Marathon IS very doable and quite fun.
Walkers are asked to use racer etiquette, this includes lining up after the runners at the start lines, to stay on the right hand side of the course and please, do not walk three or four abreast on the trail. Make sure you allow runners to pass on the trail.

Marathon registrants will be allowed to switch to the Half-Marathon if requested via email to officemgr@visitashland.com by September 28 if that race has not been capped. There will be no refunds issued when switching to the 5K or 10K.  After September 28th thru October 7th race changes will cost an additional $10.00 if spots are available. NO race changes will be made after October 7th.

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