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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Boston Qualifier

2016 HFM Maritime Marathon is open for registration!

Sign up today for Lake Michigan's premier west coast marathon!  This out-and-back course features amazing views of Lake Michigan's shoreline as you run from Manitowoc to Two Rivers.  Come experience the Maritime Capital of Wisconsin! The HFM Maritime Marathon is a race for runners by runners.  The course is flat, fast and a Boston Qualifier. Three events are offered: full marathon,  half marathon, and a four person relay. Join us for the 5th Annual running of the Maritime Marathon!

Maritime Marathon History:

The Crew

In November 2011, after finishing a season of interval training and hill workouts, 5 dedicated runners - most seasoned, but not all - got together and renewed talks about starting a marathon in their hometown of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. One meeting and several pitchers of beer later, Dave Nickels, Ken Schneider, Mike Cavanaugh, Erik Barber and Lee Kummer decided to take the next step and organize what has evolved into the HFM Maritime Marathon. Dave Nickels was nominated the Race Director and the inaugural marathon was held in June 2012!

The Cause

From the beginning, organizers decided the net proceeds would be donated to a local charitable cause. Over 150 outstanding individuals volunteer their time to maximize the amount donated.  To date, over $40,000 has be donated to some awesome and worthy causes including the Manitowoc County Domestic Violence Center, Painting Pathways and The Crossing.  The 2016 charity partner is The Hope House, a local homeless shelter.

The Course

The course starts at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc campus, located on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, and generally follows the Lake Michigan shoreline approximately 8 miles into the City of Two Rivers. The route takes runners through the City of Two Rivers and reconnects on the shore of Lake Michigan for one of the prettiest stretches of the run, through Neshotah Beach and northward to Point Beach State Forest. The course is out-and-back,  most of which is along the shores of Lake Michigan. The mid-June start time has offered some cool breezes and enjoyable temperatures on this extremely flat course. In 2015, the decision was made to add a half marathon, which is also an out-and-back course following the marathon course, in hopes of reaching a wider spectrum of runners and further creating a community-centered event.

The Future

Runners from over 35 states and several foreign countries have participated! This volunteer-run event is growing and improving each and every year. It is the hope, mission, and goal of the Maritime Marathon to make a positivie impact on the Manitowoc-Two Rivers Community by putting on an exceptional event that bolters our economy, promotes a healthy and active lifestyle, and contributes to a cause that impacts our community.

We look forward to seeing you at this years event!

 

Watch a VIDEO of the course

2016 Runner's Blogs

2015 RACE RESULTS

Congratulations and thank you to all runners, sponsors, and volunteers! The HFM Maritime Marathon would not be successful without you!

 

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