Saturday, October 7, 2023

  • Marathon & Relay – 7:00 am
  • Half Marathon – 8:00 am
  • 5k run/walk- 9:00 am
  • Kids 1-Mile Fun Run – Approx. 9:30 am

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Marathon: The Gandy Dancer Trail is a flat and fast limestone surface that should allow you a great chance at a PR and/or a BQ! Starting near the Luck Fire Department, you will head south on the trail for 6.55 miles, just past Milltown, WI, then turn around and head north, back through Luck, to Frederic, WI. In Frederic, you’ll turn back around and head to Luck, where you will finish on Main Street with spectators, volunteers, and music to welcome you across the finish line! (There is a 7.5-hour time limit for the Marathon – Please plan accordingly. If you need an early start, email GandyDancerMarathon@gmail.com.)

Half Marathon: Starting near the Luck Fire Department, you will head north to Frederic, WI where you will turn around and head back to the finish line on Main Street in Luck!

4-Person Marathon Relay: Relay exchanges will be held at at the start/finish line in Luck (twice), near the south turnaround in Milltown, and at the north turnaround in Frederic. (More info to follow as race day approaches.)

5k: The 5k will also start near the Luck Fire Department and will head north, then turn around and head back to the finish line on Main Street in Luck. There will be one aid station along the 5k out-and-back (that you will pass twice).

Kids 1-mile Fun Run: We are excited to announce that PowerUp St. Croix Valley is hosting our Kids 1-Mile Fun Run! Kids will start and end on the trail near the Luck Fire Department. All kids who race will receive a race bib and medal!

Water and Gatorade will be available at aid stations along the course.

No dogs or strollers are allowed on the course. Headphones are allowed but are discouraged. It is the participant’s responsibility to make sure they do not impair their hearing so they can detect other participants and potential hazards.

*There is a 7.5-hour time limit for the Marathon due to our finish line being on Main Street (we only have the road closure for so long). Please plan accordingly – Email GandyDancerMarathon@gmail.com if you would like an early start.)


  • Chip timing – Finish line party – Medal for all finishers
  • Friday Night and Race Morning Bib Pick up – Fire Truck Photo Op


Now – Sept. 3 | Sept. 4 – Oct. 1 | Oct. 2 – Race Day

  • Marathon & Half Marathon: $75 $85 $95
  • 5k: $40 $50 $60
  • Marathon Relay: $180 $190 $200

All finishers will receive a finisher medal.

First Place awards will go to the top Male and top Female finishers, and the top relay team.

THE RELAY REGISTRATION PRICE IS PER TEAM – NOT EACH INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT. Teams can be co-ed and individual runners are welcome to run more than one leg of the relay.

kids 1-mile fun run – presented by Powerup St. croix valley

This FREE kids event will provide the little ones a chance to see what racing on the Gandy Dancer Trail is all about! Kids will receive a race bib and medal from PowerUp St. Croix Valley (t-shirt and beanie not included). Although this is free, we ask that you still register your little one, so we can get a good idea of how many participants to expect. Thank you!