Trailbreaker Marathon

Back April 10, 2021 April 04, 2020 Postponed April 06, 2019 April 07, 2018 April 01, 2017
April 10, 2021
The event has been rescheduled from April 04, 2020 to April 10, 2021.

New for 2020 – TWO Marathon Course!

Looking for a flat, fast marathon?  The Trailbreaker is now offering a second course option!  You can run our alternate certified, Boston qualifying course on a paved trail that is flat and fast.  Want a little more challenge?  Then run the original certified Trailbreaker course that goes to the tower at Lapham Peak on the rugged, single track, Ice Age Trail!  You decide which course you want to tackle!

The Trailbreaker is Waukesha’s home grown running event and has been held annually since 1993. This Waukesha tradition initially consisted of a Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K Run/Walk. All three of these events are certified by the USATF and may provide qualifying credentials for other races. We are excited to once again offer a 10K event at the Trailbreaker. The Trailbreaker originally was the brainchild of three running colleagues (amigos). Since 2009, the Park Foundation of Waukesha, Inc. (PFW Inc.), has organized and hosted this annual event as a fundraiser for the enhancement of city parks, trails, recreation programs and the urban forest.

Over $200,000 has been generated and re-invested with the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department to “make Waukesha a better place to live, work and play”. The PFW Inc. is a 501©3 organization that utilizes funds raised to promote “Community Quality of Life”. All staff are unpaid volunteers. Please consider making a donation!

This event provides distances for all runners! Come join the fun and support our local parks and community!

The Lapham Peak Marathon course covers approximately 6 miles of city streets and sidewalks, 15 miles of paved trails (including the Fox River Trail & Glacial Drumlin Trail) and 5 miles of the Ice Age Trail.  Miles 11 – 15 are extremely rugged. Except for the Ice Age Trail, the trail is subject to only gentle grades. Marathon turn-around is the top of the 40’ Lapham Peak Tower, the highest point in Waukesha County, with spectacular views of the surrounding lake country.

The Glacial Drumlin Trail Marathon course covers approximately 6 miles of city streets and sidewalks, 20 miles of paved trails (including the Fox River Trail & Glacial Drumlin Trail) and this course is super flat making it perfect for a PR!

Please note, we will not be able to exchange shirt sizes and shirts will not be sold. Shirts are unisex and tend to run large.

Race day registration is available on race day, but come early so you don’t miss the start of the race. Approximate starting times are:
8:00 am – Marathon
9:00 am – Half Marathon
9:30 am – 10K
10:00 am – 5K

Early Packet Pick-up will be available from 5-7 PM Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Schuetze Recreation Center
1120 Baxter Street
Waukesha, WI 53186

Packet Pick Up will be available on race day - beginning at 6:30 am
Schuetze Recreation Center – Gymnasium
1120 Baxter Street
Waukesha, WI 53186


Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]



Glacial Drumlin Trail Marathon

April 10, 2021 (Saturday) - 08:00
42.195 kilometers

Lapham Peak Marathon

April 10, 2021 (Saturday) - 08:00
26.2 miles

Half Marathon

April 10, 2021 (Saturday) - 09:00
13.1 miles


April 10, 2021 (Saturday) - 09:30
6.2 miles


April 10, 2021 (Saturday) - 10:00
3.1 miles

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