Journeys Marathon

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The promising forecast and the 19th  Journeys marathon Saturday in Eagle River has local businesses gearing up for visitors.

Race director Ashley Schwartz says this year’s attendance looks to be record-breaking. Last year nearly 1100 runners and walkers  from 10 states competed at Journeys.  The event includes  a marathon, half-marathon, power walk and 5 K events. Schwartz points out how many of the participants from out of town stay, eat, and shop in town after the event...

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Registrations are open for one of the Northwoods prime spring events--Journey's Marathon which is run across portions of the Northwoods.

This is the 19th year for the event, and Eagle River Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Ashley Schwartz says the run/walk event has a distance and style to match your level of fitness...

"....with our different race options we draw all sorts of different athletic levels, from the 5K to the full marathon and the powerwalk as well. For those folks who aren't interested in the full, we do have the half..."

Eagle River Chamber of Commerce

Hundreds of runners will take to the streets this weekend for the Journeys Marathon in Eagle River.  It’s a race known for its scenic beauty. 

It’s the 18th year of the annual race, and organizers are proud of the fact that Runner’s World magazine voted it one of the five best kept marathon secrets in the year 2000. 

Kim Emerson is Events Coordinator at the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce.  She says the race attracts people from all over the country who want to run in a natural setting.