Course

Links to view the NEW Portage Winter Blast Course Maps are coming soon.

The Portage Winter Blast courses are a combination of paved bike trail and roads highlighting the park system throughout the City of Portage.  The half marathon, 10k and 5k start and finish in front of Loy Norrix High School.

Aid stations will be provided at multiple points along the route and at the finish line. Gatorade will be provided every other aid station and Gu will be distributed near mile 8.

Preliminary Race Routes are as follows and subject to change:

2019 Winter Blast

Turn-by-turn

  • All 3 routes start in the parking lot to Loy Norrix High School, exiting onto Lovers Lane by the southern-most exit.
  • All races utilize the PCBT system, accessing from Lovers Lane at the access gate just south of I-94, across from Hamelink.

1/2 Marathon

Exit southern-most exit of Loy Norrix High School parking lot

Turn left from the lot and proceed south, crossing into the western-most lane of traffic

Proceed South on Lovers Lane to Access Gate.

Turn right to go through the Access Gate and follow PCBT south towards Romence Road

Please note there may be construction on the legs of the trail between Milham and Romence

Course proceeds south on the straightest/shortest sections of trail

Pass under Romence Road and proceed to Garden Lane

Cross Garden Lane and continue south on the trail towards Centre Street

Continue south on the trail behind the library, using the trail section running parallel to Currier

Cross Centre street and turn right, proceeding along Centre Street on the south sidewalk

Continue on the south sidewalk, crossing over Cross Westnedge, past Chicken Coop, and under the Centre Plaza sign entering the Shaver Rd. Bikeway.

Stay on the Bikeway south, parallel to Shaver Rd.

Cross Melody Ave. and continue south on the trail as it runs parallel to Industrial Drive

Just before the driveway to BASIC, turn right and continue onto the Eliason Trail, continuing south

Near Delineator #73, and just south of “Becky’s Bench” you reach the TURN AROUND

Retrace all routes along the roads and trails back to the Access Gate on Lovers Lane near Hamelink

At the gate DO NOT reenter Lovers Lane, but continue north on the trail toward Kilgore Road, crossing under the highway

At the Kilgore Road Trailhead turn right towards Low Norrix High School, utilizing the south sidewalk

Cross Lovers Lane at the intersection with Kilgore, proceeding east along Kilgore Road on the south sidewalk

Turn right at the Kilgore Road entrance to Loy Norrix High School and follow the cones/markings toward the finish

 

10 K

Exit southern-most exit of Loy Norrix High School parking lot

Turn left from the lot and proceed south, crossing into the western-most lane of traffic

Proceed South on Lovers Lane to Access Gate.

Turn right to go through the Access Gate and follow PCBT south towards Romence Road

Please note there may be construction on the legs of the trail between Milham and Romence

Course proceeds south on the straightest/shortest sections of trail

Pass under Romence Road and proceed to Garden Lane

Cross Garden Lane and continue south on the trail towards Centre Street

Just south of the Grain elevator to the west of the trail at Celery Flats, and up the hill behind the housing community, you reach the TURN AROUND

Retrace all routes along the roads and trails back to the Access Gate on Lovers Lane near Hamelink

At the gate DO NOT reenter Lovers Lane, but continue north on the trail toward Kilgore Road, crossing under the highway

At the Kilgore Road Trailhead turn right towards Low Norrix High School, utilizing the south sidewalk

Cross Lovers Lane at the intersection with Kilgore, proceeding east along Kilgore Road on the south sidewalk

Turn right at the Kilgore Road entrance to Loy Norrix High School and follow the cones/markings toward the finish

 

5K:

Exit southern-most exit of Loy Norrix High School parking lot

Turn left from the lot and proceed south, crossing into the western-most lane of traffic

Proceed South on Lovers Lane to Access Gate.

Turn right to go through the Access Gate and follow PCBT south towards Milham Road

Cross over Milham Road using the pedestrian bridge

Just beyond the parking lot to the Milham Road PCBT access/park you will reach the TURN AROUND

This turn around is just south of delineator #23

Retrace all routes along the roads and trails back to the Access Gate on Lovers Lane near Hamelink

At the gate DO NOT reenter Lovers Lane, but continue north on the trail toward Kilgore Road, crossing under the highway

At the Kilgore Road Trailhead turn right towards Loy Norrix High School, utilizing the south sidewalk

Cross Lovers Lane at the intersection with Kilgore, proceeding east along Kilgore Road on the south sidewalk

Turn right at the Kilgore Road entrance to Loy Norrix High School and follow the cones/markings toward the finish

 

 

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