The 3rd Annual Rails to Trails Marathon took place on Sunday, November 7, 2010. The day was a beautiful sunny fall day with fall color still in the trees. The Rails to Trails Marathon is not only a full marathon but also a half marathon, 5K and 1 Mile fun run. The course takes runners and walkers on tour of the Elroy-Sparta State Trail, a former railroad that’s been converted into a 32 mile paved recreational trail that winds through the small towns and countryside areas of southwestern Wisconsin between the towns of Elroy and Sparta. The 3rd Annual Rails to Trails Marathon had 273 marathon participants, 383 half marathon participants and 111 5K participants.
Amil’s Inn Bed and Breakfast was honored to have 6 of the participants as guests at our inn for the event. They included a dad and his teenage daughter, a mature grandfather with his daughter and grandson as well as a well maintained, dedicated marathon runner! They were all so positive and encouraging that the innkeepers of Amil’s Inn may join them in the future.
More information will be given when it becomes available for the 4th Annual Rails to Trails Marathon. Here are a couple websites to follow for more information as well: www.railstotrailsrace.com and www.elroy-sparta-trail.com.