RACE DETAILS

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WHEN

Our 2020 event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Our next event will be in September, 2021.

Start times: Half Marathon  7:00am

                  5K Run/Walk     10:00am

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WHAT & WHERE

The Mini Donut Half Marathon has 13.1 miles of the area’s most specatular views! The start line for the half is at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Riders Club Road in Onalaska, WI, (just past the Omni Center and near the Onalaska YMCA). After the start, runners follow the beautiful Great River State Trail and finish at the Historic Trempealeau Hotel in Trempealeau, WI. This is a timed event. ALL finishers receive a medal, a high quality technical event shirt, an additional race swag item, and complimentary donuts, Organic Fuel protein drinks, Culver's lemon ice, water, and fruit at the finish line. There are also additional prizes & trophies for individual age division winners. 
 

CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR RUNNERS.

CLICK HERE FOR EXAMPLES OF RACE DAY SWAG!


The 5K Honor Walk/Run begins at the Historic Trempealeau Hotel in Trempeleau, WI. Particpants will walk or run 1.5 miles towards scenic Perrot State Park, then turn around and return another 1.5 miles to the Trempealeau Hotel for the finish. NEW: THE 5K IS NOW A TIMED EVENT! ALL finishers of the 5K will receive a medal, a high quality technical event shirt, complimentary donuts, water, and Culver's lemon ice. There is an additional prize for best overall male and female time.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE 5K HONOR WALK/RUN

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RACE DISTANCES
  • Mini Donut Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

Pacers provided by the Grand Bluff Running Pacing Team for the half Marathon

  • 5K Honor Run/Walk (3.1 miles)

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PACKET PICKUP

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RACE MAPS

Mini Donut Half Marathon

 

5K Honor Run/Walk:

Packet pickup is on Friday, the day before our racing event, from 11 am to 6 pm at River Trail Cycles, 106 Mason Street, Onalaska, WI 54650. 

 

Packet pickup is required for everyone who is registered for the Mini Donut Half Marathon or the 5K Honor Walk/Run. At packet pickup, you receive your race bib, your race shirt, and a goody bag. There is no packet pickup available on the day of the event because it begins at 7 am! If you cannot make it to packet pickup on Friday, , please make arrangements for a family member or friend to pick up your race bag for you. 
 

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AID STATIONS

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PARKING & BUSES

Free parking is available near the start line of the half marathon in Onalaska. Click here for a map of the parking area near the start line. 

There will also be street parking available in Trempeleau for those of you who prefer to park there. 

We will provide several buses traveling from Trempealeau to Onalaska. The buses will depart from the finish line near the Trempealeau Hotel and will drop you off at the parking area in Onalaska. Buses will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, with a bus departing every hour on the hour.

We will have several aid stations along the route of the half marathon. 

Aid Station 1 offers water and will be at approximately mile marker 2.2. There will also be porta-potties available here. This aid station was last sponsored by the Friends & Family of Chad Kamrowski. 


Aid Station 2 offers water and will be approximately at mile marker 4.5. This aid station was last brought to you by Burn Bootcamp.


Aid Station 3 offers water, Gatorade, and GU protein gel, and will be approximately at mile marker 6.6 near Lytle's Landing. There will also be pit toilets available here. This aid station was last sponsored by the Cody Wozney Family.

Aid Station 4 offers water and will be approximately at mile marker 9.1. This aid station was last brought to you by Mayo Clinic Behavioral Health. 

Aid Station 5 offers water & Gatorade, and will be approximately at mile marker 11. This aid station was last sponsored by Goosebumps Run/Walk

Aid Station 6 offers water & Gatorade and will be approximately at mile marker 12.1. This aid station was last brought to you by Kevin's Legacy

Finish Line Aid Station will have water, Organic Fuel protein shakes, Culver's lemon ice, fruit, coffee, and mini donuts.
This aid station is always sponsored by the Mike Olson Family
. Mike was the owner of Oly's Mini Donuts and our half marathon was created in his honor.

 

Our friends at the La Crosse Suicide Prevention Initiative  and La Crosse County Foster Care also help out at the finish line. 

 

*Each Aid Station will also contain a First Aid Kit & there will be Medics along the course and at the finish line.

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BAG DROP

There will be a bag drop available for anyone running the half marathon. The bag drop will be located near the start line in Onalaska. Bag drop times will be from approximately 6:15 am to 6:50 am on race day.

 

We highly recommend you use your race packet bag for the bag drop. All bags must be picked up by 11:30 am at the finish line, which is outside of the Tremepeleau Hotel in Trempeleau. Please note that we are not responsible for any lost, damaged, or misplaced items. 

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POST RACE FUN!

JOIN US AFTER THE RACE FOR A CELEBRATION OF LIFE PARTY! We have an awards ceremony, live music, food, photos, and more! 

 

Live music last year by the Driftless River Band!

Free, delicious lemon ice provided by Culver's of Winona and Culver's of Onalaska to ALL of our 5k and half marathon participants!
 

Complimentary coffee available courtesy of Driftless Bike 'N' Bean. 

 

Complimentary donuts and fruit provided by Reinhart Foods.

Complimentary Organic Fuel protein drinks for our half marathon runners courtesy of Organic Valley.

Muddy Waters Bar next door is gives out amazing drink specials to all runners and also has a Bloody Mary bar, food, and music available. Get a free drink with your race bib!

Food and drinks are also be available for purchase at the Historic Trempealeau Hotel

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RACE RESULTS

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Inclement Weather Plan

In the event of inclement weather before the start of the Mini Donut Half Marathon or 5K, the Mini Donut Half Marathon Committee reserves the right to delay or cancel the event for the safety of the participants and volunteers. Please click here for the full Inclement Weather Plan.

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EVENT PHOTOS

2015 Photos by Race Director Sarah Meza

2016 Photos by Mikano Photography

2016 Photos by Race Director Sarah Meza

2017 Photos by Mikano Photography

2017 Photos by Jessica Miller 

2017 Photos by Michelle Cox

2018 Photos by Michelle Cox

2018 Photos by Francis Schmitz

2019 Photos by Race Director Sarah Meza

2019 Photos by Jesse Erdman

2019 Photos by Katie Eklund

2019 5K Photos by Dawn Ellen

MINI DONUT HALF MARATHON

& 5K HONOR RUN/WALK

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