Race Times

Marathon Start Time:  7:00 am

Half Marathon Start Time:  8:00 am

Early start at 6:00 am by special arrangement; please check the box below

The Minocqua No Frills Marathon™ & Half- Marathon keeps it simple and affordable because, at this marathon, it’s all about the race. The race accommodates those who aspire to run their first marathon, as well as veteran runners trying to better their times or qualify for the Boston Marathon.  Due to safety concerns regarding the Coronavirus, start times will occur in waves starting 30 seconds apart to limit the number of participants starting at the same time.

For a number of reasons including the safety of our staff, volunteers, and participants, the Minocqua “No Frills’ Marathon venue has been changed from the traditional point to point route beginning in Lake Nokomis to a loop course beginning and ending at the Minocqua Park Complex on Hwy 70 West in Minocqua.   A portion of the marathon will include the Bearskin Trail but the majority of the mileage will be logged on county roads in Oneida County.  The course will be certified for the Boston Marathon by an authorized Boston Marathon certifying agency.  Due to safety concerns regarding the Coronavirus, start times will occur in waives to limit the number of participants starting at the same time.  A 30 second separation will occur between wave releases.  The waves are determined by your estimated finish time with the fastest runners going out first.

ON PACE RACE will again be on the course to set the pace for your skill and ability level.  Look for their banner at the start of the Marathon and Half Marathon.   This year On Pace is offering On Pace Space which is designed to assist in social distancing by starting in Pace Groups of 40 or less participants.  Be healthy. Be safe.

Minocqua No Frills Schedule and Starting Waves

Online Registration is $55* – Through Wed, Sept 2, 2020;

RELAY TEAM EVENT:  Relay Teams of up to 5 members - $160.
*plus 10% service charge for online registration.  Special rate for M

Race Day Rates:  Full and Half Marathon $65; 3-5 member relay teams $180; and 2 member relay teams $135.

There will be 4 transition points available on the course for transitions. The Relay Team must determine where they wish to transition depending upon the number of team members.

Online registration at closes at 11:59 PM on Friday, Sept 4.  Only those that register online are guaranteed a shirt.


Register and packet pickup in person until Saturday, Sept 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm and Sunday, Sept 6, from 5:00 am to 7:00 am at the Minocqua Park Complex on Hwy 70 West.

Paper Registration Form 2020

Please include your expected finish time.

Included in Registration:
No Busing necessary this year as the course starts and ends at the same location.

There will be 8 Aid Stations on the course plus the Finish.  The course aid stations will have water and a few will have gummy bear candies.  Gatorade will be at mile 5, 7, 12, 17, 22, and 24.   The finish line will have snacks, water, gatorade, and beer.


Marathon and Half Marathon -Overall Male and Female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and First Place Marathon Relay.

There are no age group awards for this event.

All participants receive a medal for finishing the event.

More Information:

Contact the Race Director:

Rick Wilson at

Sign up to Volunteer for a water station by location and estimated time below.