It’s not too late to start planning for the 5th Annual Rails to Trails Marathon which takes place each fall in Norwalk, Wisconsin.
The 4th Annual Rails to Trails Marathon took place on Sunday, November 6, 2011. The day was a bit windy and a cool fall day-a beautiful day for a race. The Rails to Trails Marathon is not only a full marathon (Boston Qualifier) 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 4th Annual Rails to Trails Marathon had 230 marathon finishers of which 164 were male and 66 female, 436 half marathon finishers of which 170 were male and 266 female and 124 5K finishers of which 45 were male and 79 were female.(results taken from www.itsracetime.com).
Amil’s Inn Bed and Breakfast was honored to have 3 of the 2011 marathon finishers as guests at our inn for the event. Last year’s marathon guests were so positive and encouraging that 4 of the 2011 5K finishers were your Innkeepers, Anita, David, Rachel, and Paul. Paul finished 28th overall, Rachel 83rd overall, and David and Anita at 104th and 105th overall.
More information will be given when it becomes available for the 5th 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.