Lake Wilhelm Marathon

Sat June 10, 2023 Sandy Lake, PA 16145 US Directions

Course Details

The half marathon is just the first loop around the lake. It does include the small loop and does not include the short out and back at the southern end of the park.  The course time limit is 6.5 hours for the Marathon (14:52 min/mile) and 5.5 hours for the Half Marathon (25:11 min/mile). The marathon course is USATF certified and therefore an eligible Boston Qualifying Course. 

Course Description

  • Terrain - paved multi-use bike path
  • Weather Average - 53F-74F 
  • Elevation - 1,148
  • Difficulty - moderate due to rolling hills throughout

The race begins at the Marina in Maurice K. Goddard State Park.  Runners will run out of the parking lot and turn left towards the bike path (0.16 miles).  After passing the Marina building on your left, you continue straight onto the paved path (0.4 miles).  Continue on the bike path until reaching aid station 1 at Creek Rd. (3.1 miles).  Turn right onto Creek Rd.  Turn right to get back onto the bike path (3.5 miles).  Continue on the bike path until you reach aid station 1 again but this time stay on the path by crossing Creek Rd. (3.9 miles).  Cross Creek Rd. to stay on the path (4.6 miles).  Emerge from the path at Launch #1 which is aid station 2 (5.3 miles).  Turn left onto Creek Rd. until you reach aid station 3 at the dam (6.4 miles).  Turn left onto the path and continue on it until aid station 4 (8.1 miles).  Keep running on the bike path until you reach aid station 5 at Launch #4 (11.1 miles).  Stay on the bike path until you reach Lake Wilhelm Rd. (12.3 miles).  Turn left onto Lake Wilhelm Rd. and continue on it across the lake.  Turn left towards the path (12.9 miles).  Half Marathoners turn left to the finish and Marathoners continue straight for another loop of the lake.  Marathon runners run the loop the same way as the 1st time EXCEPT you do a short out and back at the dam (2nd loop only).

Aid Stations

There will be 6 aid stations with water, sports drink, food and first aid kits:

  1. Small Loop: Miles 3.1, 3.9, 15.9, & 16.8
  2. Launch #1: Miles 5.3 & 18.2
  3. The Dam: Miles 6.4, 19.2, & 19.5
  4. Lake Road: Miles 8.0 & 21.0
  5. Launch #4: Miles 11.2 & 24.3
  6. Marina: Mile 13.1
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