Carson Park Five & Ten


Finish Line

The races finish at the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp in Carson Park, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.


Starting Time

The races start at 8:30 a.m.



Buses to the start of the 10 Mile course leave Paul Bunyan Logging Camp between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m.


10 Mile Course

The 10 Mile race starts on the Chippewa River State Trail one half mile southwest of of the tunnel under State Hwy 85; and follows the scenic asphalt trail northeast through the woods along Chippewa River. At Short Street, the Chippewa River Trail connects with the Eau Claire City Trail and runners continue northeast. Runners cross the river using the Clairemont pedestrian bridge then follow the trail for 3.34 miles along the north side of the river. At the Phoenix Park pedestrian bridge, the runners turn west following the trail that leads to the east entrance of Carson Park. The course continues along the east side of Half Moon Lake and into Carson Park at the southwest entrance.  The final mile has runners climbing into the park, passing the football and baseball stadiums before reaching the finish line at the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp.


Course Maps

The Carson Park 10 course is shown to the right. 

Click the mile markers for an aerial view on Google Maps except that, when clicking mile markers on the trail, the correct location on the map is not slways shown. It varies by device.  For example, it will not work on an Ipad.

Click the video for a virtual bike ride over part of the course.

The course for the Half Moon 5K race is shown below 


Half Moon 5K

half moon 5k


Contact the Race Director: Wade Zwiener

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