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.
A former Hodag track and cross country star will run in the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Lisa Nienstaedt grew up in Rhinelander and now lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she works in physical therapy.
After setting records in high school she went on to run marathons. This year’s Boston Marathon will be her seventh race of that distance.
WXPR’S Natalie Jablonski spoke with Nienstaedt over the phone about her feelings leading up to the race.