February 3, 2021

Lake Wilhelm Marathon & Half Marathon

The Lake Is Calling

The Lake Wilhelm Marathon & Half Marathon takes place along the stunning shores of one of Pennsylvania’s largest lakes! Known for its Bald Eagle viewing, expansive lake views, and scenic bike path, Maurice K. Goddard State Park is a must-visit destination! 

LocationMaurice K. Goddard State Park, Sandy Lake, PA
DateJune 6, 2021
TerrainPaved Multiuse Trail with Short Sections on Paved Road, Moderately Hilly
Typical Weather52-76 degrees
Course TypeHalf: 1 Loop, Marathon: 2 Loops
Race Start Time7:00-7:15 am Marathon, 7:30-7:50 AM Half Marathon
Registration OpensFebruary 10, 2021
Stroller FriendlyNo
Pet FriendlyNo



Opening: $80 (February 10 – February 12)

Early: $95 (February 13 – February 28)

Regular: $120 (March 1 – April 30)

Late: $145 (May 1 – June 5)

Half Marathon

Opening: $50 (February 10 – February 12)

Early: $60 (February 13 – February 28)

Regular: $75 (March 1 – April 30)

Late: $90 (May 1 – June 5)

Course Maps

Elevation Gain: 1,183 feet

Elevation Gain: 593 feet

Packet Pickup

Race Day: Available from 6:30 to 7:30 AM at the Start/Finish Area. Masks are required for packet pickup.

Host Hotel: Available on Saturday 6/5/2021 in the afternoon/evening. Exact times TBA.

Participants are able to have their packets shipped to their homes for an additional $14.99 during the registration process.


Host Hotel

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Grove City Mercer Outlets (231 Westside Square Dr, Mercer, PA 16137)

Follow this link to reserve your room for a special rate of $149. The standard rate is $214.

Other Lodging Options (Distance from Start/Finish)




Check for flights into these local airport:


  • Erie International Airport (ERI)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)


  • Grove City Airport (29D)
  • Venango Regional Airport (FKL)
  • DuBois Regional Airport (DUJ)

Other Local Attractions

Wilhelm Winery (2.6 miles)

PennDOT Road Sign Sculpture Garden (16.8 miles)

Pymatuning State Park (20.7 miles)

Grove City Premium Outlets (21.5 miles)

Keystone Safari (22.5 miles)

Springfield Falls (23.4 miles)

Directions to Start/Finish Area