Pettit Indoor Marathon

Pettit Indoor Marathon

Pettit Indoor Marathon

( 4 reviews )
50% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Milwaukee,
    United States
  • February
  • 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon, Relay
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Dyenna Schedgick

Wis, Wisconsin, United States
21 19
"Run where the Olympians train!"
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Dyenna Schedgick's thoughts:

Indoor marathon ~ 95 laps around the track.

It's a well-organized race. There were updated emails as the race day drew near. Packet pick-up was a breeze ~ it's up on the 2nd floor of the building, can be done the day before or the morning of and it took maybe a minute or two to grab my bib, shirt and ankle tracker. You do receive a long-sleeve tech shirt.

Set-up is simple. There are two tables downstairs along the track. One is self-serve and the other has volunteers. If you choose to leave your bottles at the "full-service" table, you just call out your number and they'll have it ready for you on the next lap. I used self-serve table except once when I needed a bottle refilled and it was awesome just knowing I can hand it over and they'd take care of it until I'm ready to pick it up.

There is zero elevation. Many runners love that but I personally don't but not having to worry about slipping/falling on ice and snow made this bearable.

There is that will post your finished laps once you cross the mat (each time) and also a screen that posts your remaining laps. This may fall under "cons" too, depending on how you see it! :)

They do have GU available about halfway through the race. There are 2 sets of porta potties - a pair on each end of the track.

My biggest issue is not having any personal listening device. I almost emailed the race director to say I have AfterShokz but figured the answer would be no anyway. I completely understand needing to hear runners around you. But I hated having to listen to everyone else's music choices the entire time (I never heard my own music request)

The fastest runners were able to use the innermost track... that meant the rest of us ran more than a marathon and a longer distance than them. How about having the fastest runners on the outermost track? Just a thought :)

I would recommend it because it's an experience. This is where Olympic athletes come to train!! There are hockey games playing in the inner two rinks while speed skaters practice on the ice tracks.

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