Marathon on the Mississippi La Crosse Fitness Festival

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The Festival Foods La Crosse Fitness Festival is a two-day celebration that gives area residents and visitors from across the country an opportunity to enjoy active, aerobic outdoor events amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of the Mississippi River Valley. The wide range of activities–from a full marathon to a 5-kilometer walk, youth events and cycling events–offers challenges to both experienced and novice athletes of all ages and fitness levels. Proceeds from the Festival Foods La Crosse Fitness Festival are donated to the St. Clare Health Mission, Youth Enrichment Association, and Special Olympics of La Crosse.
Marathon-A scenic 26.2 mile race through the cities of La Crosse and Onalaska. Half Marathon

A 13.1 mile race around the south side of La Crosse.
5K Run/Walk
Kick off the La Crosse Fitness Festival by racing or walking this scenic loop starting in Riverside Park.
Marathon Relay

Share the experience of a marathon by dividing the distance with your friends.
Bike Tour
Enjoy a leisurely ride through the coulee region on one of three different bike tours.
Cycling Criterium
A fast, flat, 0.7 mile loop of road bike race on closed city streets of historic downtown La Crosse.
Cycling Time Trial
Test your endurance with a 2.5 mile ride up Grandad Bluff.
Children’s Events
Free races from 100 yards to 800 yards for children up through Grade 6.
Corporate Team Challenge
A team challenge that encourages maximum participation of co-workers at all fitness levels.
Fitness Expo
Learn about fitness and health; purchase fitness gear and nutritional supplements.
For a place to stay while attending the Festival come to the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast, in Sparta, WI just about 25 minutes from La Crosse. You can relax and enjoy your time while in the beautiful area of Southwest Wisconsin. 608-366-1427 or see our website for more infomation.