Wausau Trail Run

July 26th, 2024

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A fast growing event, Wausau Trail Run is entering our 5th 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 26, 2024

12:00pm: Gates open for 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/running 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: Packet pick-up for Wausau Trail Run.

2:00 pm-8:00 pm: Packet pick-up for Wausau 24.

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!

9:00 pm: Awards for 5K & 10K.

10:00 pm: Awards for Half-Marathon.

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

The schedule above is subject to change.

Please refer to Wausau 24 Schedule for the remainder of the weekend events.

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. 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.


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. This also means no dogs on course.

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.


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.