Saturday August 20th, 2016, marks the 5th annual Wausau Marathon in Wausau, WI.
The importance of this race can’t be stressed enough as it serves as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon in April of 2017. Runners from all over the country, even the World, participate in the Wausau Marathon because it has that small-town atmosphere yet is serious enough to advance runners to other marathons across the United States. The featured runs are the full marathon, the half marathon, a 5K (3.1 mile run), and the Kid’s Fun Run.
Since most runners are exhausted and starving by the end of their 26.2 mile endeavor, Hsu’s involvement in the marathon expands to offering each runner, staff member, and volunteer a gift of our Ginseng Granola, Gin-Max, and a discount on a future purchase. We believe the granola would be a favorable snack after the race, before everyone starts slamming burgers and beers that is.
If you haven’t already signed up for the Wausau Marathon or the affiliated races, you can register here.
Last year, Brendan Thielsen took first place with an elapsed time of 2 hours, 53 minutes, and 28 seconds, which believe it or not was actually faster than some of the half marathon runners at a 6 minute and 40 second per mile pace. So if you are a running enthusiast, or you’re just in need of some action on August 20th, head to Marathon Park around 7:00 AM.
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