Wausau Trail Run

July 28th, 2023

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A fast growing event, Wausau Trail Run is entering our 4th year since 2019. With options of 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon routes, this evening run is sure to please all abilities on a combination of single track mountain bike and ski trails. Bring your lights and stay for the music, food and beer!

Course Map

Maps subject to change

5K Map (PDF)
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10K Map (PDF)
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Half Marathon Map (PDF)
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Friday July 28, 2023

12:00pm: Gates open for entrance for all teams to set up camping and parking. Prior to 12:00 pm entrance will be for expo and staff only.

12:00 pm-6:00 pm: pre-riding of the course is open. The lap will be marked and ready to go (weather pending). Both bike and run participants may be on the course during this time so be aware of all participants and respect all competitors.

2:00 pm-6:00 pm: Trail Run pre-registered runners may pick up packets at this time. Onsite registration is also open.

7:00 pm: Half-Marathon, 10k, and 5k trail runs begin.

8:00 pm: Live Music and welcome gathering in the main expo. Stop by and meet old friends and new. Stay around to cheer on our finishers for the run!

10:00 pm: Awards for 5K, 10K, and Half-Marathon runs.

11:30 pm-7:00 am: Courtesy quiet hours on the entire grounds. Please respect your neighbors and get some rest for race day.

Saturday, July 29, 2023

8:00 am-6:00 pm: Expo Area Open. Food Vendor hours vary; check local postings.

10:00 am: WAUSAU 24 RACE START FOR 6, 12 AND 24 HOUR EVENTS. Traditional Le Mans Start.

12:00 pm: Kids’ Trail Run Event. (registration online and from 11:30-11:45 race day; FREE Thanks to Kocourek Kids ). Parents encouraged to participate as course marshals and spectators.

1:00 pm: Wausau 24 Kids’ Events; 12 minute-short course and 24 minute-long course (registration online and from 11:30-12:30 race day; FREE Thanks to Kocourek Kids). Parents encouraged to participate as course marshals and spectators.

4:00 pm: 6-hour Event Ends.

6:00 pm: 6-hour event awards.

8:00 pm: LIVE MUSIC!

10:00 pm: 12-hour race ends.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

10:00 am:  24-hour event ends.

12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Awards ceremony for 12-hour and 24-hour events.

4:00 pm: All participants and spectators need to be cleared out of the Nine Mile Recreation Area. Please be kind and clean up your area.

5:00 pm: Facility closed. Thank you for another great weekend!

The schedule above is subject to change.

Camping & Parking


Parking is free. One car/truck/SUV is allowed per campsite. We encourage carpooling. Additional cars should park in the main lot with overflow onto Red Bud Road. If there is concern that you may need to leave during the event, park in the main lot.


Free camping is available in the designated open areas for tents and SMALL campers. RVs and campers longer than 16 feet and anyone using a generator MUST camp in the main lot.

Gates open at 12 pm on Friday, July 28, 2023. Prior to that the entrance to the parking and camping areas will be blocked off to participants, spectators, and support crews. Once the gate is open we will have parking attendants to guide you to your camping area. If you want to hang out next to people and other specific teams, it is recommended that you show up together. Camping space is on a first come, first serve basis. One vehicle per site. ONE VEHICLE PER SITE WILL BE ENFORCED THIS YEAR TO HELP GIVE EVERYONE APPROPRIATE CAMPING SPACE
(example: one tent: one car, one camper: one car). Extra vehicles will need to be parked in the main parking area in front of the chalet, then onto Red Bud Road as overflow.


Firewood is provided for FREE at the Chalet. We will need to watch the fire danger situation for the weekend and post signage at that time. Fires will need to be in raised or enclosed fire rings and have a good way to control them at all times. Please clean up afterwards.


Race Number Display

Racers must display their number on their front throughout the entire race.


Only the Start/Finish area has lighting. Half Marathon runners are REQUIRED to have 1 (preferably 2) light source(s). All runners are encouraged to have at least one light source in case of emergency. It gets dark early under the canopy at Nine Mile where we are also away from city lights.

Pre-Race Meeting

The pre-race meeting will be on Friday at 6:40pm near the Start. All participants must attend the pre-race meeting.

Starting procedure

Starting runners must be at the starting line PRIOR to 7:00 pm.

Finishing the race

Each participant must cross the finish line to have their time and successful finish recorded. Failure to cross the finish line will result in a DNF (did not finish).


Awards to be given to 1st-3rd place, male and female in each race for age categories as follows:

17& under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Water and Food

There will be water and nutrition available at Red Bud Road and Checkpoint Charlie. The 5k & 10K courses will only pass Red Bud Road at mile 1. Checkpoint Charlie is located at approximately mile 8 of the Half Marathon. Please do not throw nutrition wrappers on the ground. Remember: Leave No Trace.

Permitted Course Runners

Only registered racers, credentialed media and event staff may run on the designated racecourse during the event. Spectators are allowed throughout the venue but must stay clear of the course.


No listening devices with either earphones/ear buds or speakers are permitted on the course for safety reasons. Personal cell phones and GPS devices may be carried for navigational or emergency purposes.

Short Cutting

Shortcutting the course by any racer shall result in a disqualification of that racer.

Law Abiding

Federal, state and county laws and ordinances will be abided by at all times.


Coming soon.