Blugolds motivate runners during Eau Claire Marathon

Many Blugolds and community members came out to support those running May 5.

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Blugolds motivate runners during Eau Claire Marathon

Student organizations from UW-Eau Claire show their support for the runners on Sunday.

Student organizations from UW-Eau Claire show their support for the runners on Sunday.

Photo by Sam Farley

Student organizations from UW-Eau Claire show their support for the runners on Sunday.

Photo by Sam Farley

Photo by Sam Farley

Student organizations from UW-Eau Claire show their support for the runners on Sunday.

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  • The Eau Claire Memorial High School Dance Team cheers on runners as they enter Water Street.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • Mike Walentiny, the second-place finisher for the full marathon, is pumped up by the Eau Claire Memorial Dance Team.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • Several streets are closed during the annual race, including the bridge on Summit Avenue.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • The race includes a full- and half-marathon as well as a 5K.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • The UW-Eau Claire Cheer & Stunt Team encourages runners as they head down Garfield Avenue.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • The race includes a stretch running through the UW-Eau Claire campus, called “The Blugold Mile.”

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • The race includes a stretch running through the UW-Eau Claire campus, called “The Blugold Mile.”

  • The race includes a stretch running through the UW-Eau Claire campus, called “The Blugold Mile.”

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • Supporters of all kinds gather to cheer on the runners on Sunday.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • The Blugold Mile features a waterfall for participants to run through and enjoy.

  • Student organizations from UW-Eau Claire show their support for the runners on Sunday.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • The Blugold Mile is located just three miles before the finish line.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • Student organizations from UW-Eau Claire show their support for the runners on Sunday.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • The weather was mostly sunny, but a light rain shower offered cloud coverage and a break from the heat.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • Student organizations from UW-Eau Claire show their support for the runners on Sunday.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • The Blugold Marching Band provides musical entertainment and encouragement for the runners as they enter the Blugold Mile.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • A supporter compliments a runner on her leggings as she passes by.

    Photo by Sam Farley

  • Blu cheers on participants as they race through the Blugold Mile.

    Photo by Sam Farley

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