Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Cheesehead Half Marathon
Hilbert, Wisconsin
Saturday, August 20, 2016

On Saturday, August 20, 2016 I race walked the Cheesehead Half Marathon in Hilbert, Wisconsin.  There was a light and or drizzle for most of the race with the temperature remaining around 65 degree and almost no wind.  The course utilized 10 miles of paved rural roads that were completely close to traffic and 3 miles of a former railroad that was packed sand and fine gravel that provided good footing.  Firemen controlled the few intersections and few turns along the course.  The seven water/Gatorade stations were located approximately every 1.75 miles and had plenty of enthusiastic, friendly, efficient, volunteers braving the rain and taking care of the needs of the participants.  There were about 375 finishers in the half marathon.  There was also a 5K and a two person half marathon relay as part of the event.  The race was very well organized, featured an outstanding post-race meal, and was fun to do despite the rain.

Hilbert, Wisconsin

Before the start of the race

After finishing the race

Wisconsin Maritime museum Part 3

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wisconsin Maritime Museum Part 2