Carson Park Five & Ten

RACE INFORMATION

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.

 

10 Mile Course

The 10 Mile race starts beside the softball fields and heads north on Half Moon Drive to the back of the park then towards the south exit of the park (the Dairy Queen exit). Before the runners have a chance to mingle with the dangerous traffic on Menomonie Street though, they are shunted on to the asphalt trail that meanders past Lakeshore Elementary, Luther Hospital and all the way to Cameron Street. There, the course veers southwest ascending the great Cameron Street hill before leaving the exhausted runners to catch their breaths (if they can) on Buffington Dr. at the Lakeview Cemetery. No rest for the wicked. The runners must begin their descent on to Rod and Gun Park Drive then Park Ridge Drive then the sidewalks next to N. Clairemont and Menomonie Street.  Those who make it to the south park entrance turn into the park only briefly before they repeat their trek again on to the asphalt trail that meanders past Lakeshore Elementary and Luther Hospital. Will the torture ever end? It ends after the second lap when the surviving runners thankfully enter into Carson Park and make their way back to the finish line at Paul Bunyan Lumber Camp.

 

5 Kilometer Course

The 5 kilometer race starts beside the softball fields and heads north on Half Moon Drive to the back of the park then towards the south exit of the park (the Dairy Queen exit). Before the runners have a chance to save themselves, they are running on the road following the signs that lead to the Chippewa Valley Train Depot/Museum. The road ends dead, I mean, dead ends forcing the runners to turn around or else. Those runners who remember how will backtrack and finish at the finish line at the Paul Bunyan Lumber Camp. Those who don't remember just become another chapter in the legend of the Carson Park Five & Ten.

 

Course Maps


The Carson Park 10 Course 

The Half Moon 5K Course 

 
 

Contact the Race Director: Wade Zwiener

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