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The 54th Paavo Nurmi Marathon

Half Marathon | Marathon RELAY

Twilight 5K Run/Walk

August 9th/10th, 2024

Hurley, WI

"Oldest marathon run in Wisconsin..."

The Paavo Nurmi Marathon

Half Marathon | RELAY

Twilight 5K Run/Walk

The history of the Paavo is one of pride, strength and dedication of both runners and volunteers, and the love of a network of communities for the area’s longest running event. The 2024 Paavo Nurmi Marathon will be the 54th edition, making it the longest running marathon in Wisconsin!

Come join us!

The Paavo is a point-to-point marathon in Northern Iron County, Wisconsin, always the 2nd Saturday in August.

The Paavo Nurmi Marathon runs on a certified course which is a Boston Marathon/NYC Marathon qualifying event.

...also offering a half marathon, marathon RELAY and Twilight 5K Run/Walk.

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Weekend Schedule
~ Friday, August 9th, 2024
The Paavo Nurmi Marathon
packet pick-up will take place
at the Hurley Chamber
Pocket Park, located at the corner of
4th Avenue S and Silver Street.
3:00-7:00 pm
~ Friday, August 9th
Twilight 5K Run/Walk
6:00 pm
~ Saturday, August 10th
Race-morning packet pick-up will take
place at the Hurley Chamber
Pocket Park.
5:00-7:15 am
There will be NO packet pick-up
available the start of the
26.2 or 13.1.
Shuttle schedules - SOON
Marathon | RELAY - 7:00 am
Paavo Half Marathon - 8:00 am



Paavo Nurmi was a Finnish middle-distance and long-distance runner. He was called the " Flying Finn" or the "Phantom Finn", as he dominated distance running in the 1920s. Nurmi set 22 official world records at distances between 1500 metres and 20 kilometres, and won nine gold and three silver medals in his 12 events in the Summer Olympic Games. At his peak, Nurmi was undefeated for 121 races at distances from 800 m upwards. Throughout his 14-year career, he remained unbeaten in cross country events and the 10,000 metres.

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The Twilight 5K Run/Walk

Hurley, WI 

The Twilight 5K Run/Walk will be held on Friday night, August 9th, during 'The Paavo' packet pick-up and EXPO. 

The course is fast, with cool shirts for all 5K Run/Walk 'finnishers'!

The Twilight 5K Run/Walk is also part of the Run the U.P Challenge Race Series for 2024, a series of 12 Upper Michigan races scheduled throughout the summer.

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2024 Paavo Nurmi Marathon
1st M/F - $500
2nd M/F - $250
3rd M/F - $100

If the male winner can break 2:30, that $500 turns into $1000...and if the female winner can break 2:50...$1000.

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