Via Dolorosa Trail Half-Marathon
The Via Dolorosa Trail Half-Marathon is a beautiful out and back course which takes runners on their own "Way of Suffering" on a very difficult up and down course with somewhat challenging footing at times. The marathon and half-marathon course begins downhill just below the Basilica at Holy Hill parking lot on Carmel Road to Donegal Road. From Donegal, runners travel south to the Loew Lake Ice Age Trail entrance. Beautiful prairie grass trails makes way for treacherous wooded switchbacks taking runners across some of the most beautiful vistas in all of Wisconsin. Mostly grass and leaf covered single track trails, the Ice Age Trail is technically moderate to difficult. Runners arrive at Hwy K Parking Lot coming out of the woods for a brief turnaround and aid station and head back to Donegal where full marathon participants enter the Holy Hill Ice Trail going north. Half-marathon competitors continue on Donegal to Carmel Rd. in an uphill finish to the top of Holy Hill.