Real Racine Skeleton Skamper Half Marathon and 5K

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The Skeleton Skamper Race Week Update is now online HERE

The designs for the 2014 Skeleton Skamper medals and shirts are in and they look great. 


All of the Skeleton Skamper 5k and Half Marathon finishers will be receiving the shirts at registration and medals as they cross the finish line.



The Skeleton Skamper Half Marathon and 5k run/walk, taking place on Saturday, October 25th, offers a beautiful course with fall temperatures ideal for running.  For those with longer distance ambitions, the half marathon is a great way to peak your training for the Madison Marathon. For those not wanting to run as long, there is also a 5k run option. Looking for a fun activity for the kids? Check out the Trick-or-Treat Walk for $5!  Half Marathon and 5K maps available here.
What: 3 options
  • Half Marathon
  • 5 kilometer Run,
  • Trick or Treat Walk: Kids will receive goodies at 8 trick-or-treat stops on the 1/4-mile walking course. Parents are free to participate with their kids.
  • The Half Marathon & 5K participants will receive a finisher medal & race shirt!
When: 10/25/2014.
  • Half Marathon WheelChair/Handcycles divisions starts at 7:55am,
  • Half Marathon starts at 8:00 am,
  • 5k start WheelChair/Handcycles divisions@ 8:10am
  • 5K starts at 8:15 am,
  • Trick or Treat Walk starts at 9:15am.
Where: Sealed Air Family YMCA, 8501 Campus Dr, Mt. Pleasant, WI  53406
There will be a Festival following the walk, including free face painting, pumpkin decorating, carnival games, music and other fun activities!!
Registration Information:
There will be multiple options to register.
  • Online: Click HERE
  • By mail: Download THIS form and send it in. Checks can be made out to Race Day Events, LLC) before 10/18/2014 to:
                               Race Day Events, LLC
                               5976 Executive Drive Suite B
                               Fitchburg, WI  53719
  • In person: Registration will be available at packet pick up on 10/24/2014 at the Sealed Air Family YMCA from 3pm-6pm. Registration and packet pick-up will also be available at the Sealed Family YMCA on 10/25/2014 starting at 6:30am.
2014 Event
Until June 1
Until Oct 22
Race Day
Half Marathon Run/Wheelchair/Handcycle
5K Run/Wheelchair/Handcycle
All prices include WI sales tax, but do not include the processing fees.
Coming in from out of town?  We have arranged a great rates at two of Racine's best hotels.
The Racine Marriott Skeleton Skamper rate is set at $92.00. For reservations go here
The Holiday Inn Express Skeleton Skamper rate is set for $95.00.  For reservations call 1 (877) 834-3613 and be sure to ask for the Skeleton Skamper rate.
The top overall male and female HALF MARATHONERS will win $100.  Additionally, there is a $100 bounty available for anyone that sets a new course record.  Awards will also be given to the top three finishers (male and female) for 10 year age divisions for both the HALF MARATHON and the 5KM. Age divisions are:
5 KM Run: 10-Under, 11-14 and 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up.
HALF MARATHON: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up.
Awards will also be given to the fastest three wheel chair competitors in each distance.
Schedule of Events:
  • 10/24/2014: Packet Pick-Up from 2pm-6pm at Sealed Air Family YMCA
  • 10/25/2014: Race Day - all events start and finish at Sealed Air Family YMCA
    • 6:30 am-7:45 am Packet Pick-up and Registration
    • 8:00 am Half Marathon run starts
    • 8:15 am 5 KM run/walk starts
    • 9:15 am Kids Trick or Treat Walk
      • Pumpkin Decorating
      • Face Painting
      • Fire, Police and K9 units
    • 10:30am Costume Contest
    • 12:45pm Last call
Post Race Festivities:
Refreshments will be available near the finish line and are free to all runners. Beer will be available and the first two are compliments of Race Day Events*.  There will be snacks and refreshments served by race sponsors.
Live Music by Wheelhouse from 9:30am to 1:00pm.
*Must be 21 to drink.
The start and finish for both events will be at the Sealed Air Family YMCA in Mt. Pleasant, WI. The start and finish is on Campus Dr.
The Half Marathon course will take you around the streets and bike trails of Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding area..
The 5km course will start the same way as the Half Marathon course and will be an out and back course using city streets
Aid Stations:
On the Half Marathon course, aid stations will be spaced approximately every 2 miles. On the 5km Run/Walk, there will be one aid station about half way. Aid stations will be stocked with water and TYR Endurance. There will be a port-a-potty located at each aid station.
This event will be chip timed using disposable technologies.  You will not need to return your timing chip at the end of the race.
Participant and spectator parking is available at the YMCA. Parking will also be available on 90th Street to the north and south of the Mount Pleasant Civic Campus. This is a short walk to the start and finish lines.
Handicapped parking is available at the YMCA. This is located not far from the start and finish lines.
Please respect all "No Parking" signs.  Vehicles parked in posted "No Parking" areas will be towed..
Free Race Photos: 
The Skeleton Skamper is a FocalShare event...that means that every participant will be able to download free digital images. Share them with friends, family, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or your blog! Check out the Skeleton Skamper website to view and download your favorite photos.
Weather/Refund Policy:
This race will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed or canceled. If the race is canceled there will be NO REFUNDS. Race Day Events has a NO REFUND policy. There are no refunds for any reason.
Past Results: