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Empowered Half-Marathon & 5k

The 2021 Empowered Half-Marathon and 5k is now a VIRTUAL EVENT. It will take place September 25 - October 31, 2021.

All proceeds benefit Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, at 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization based in River Falls.  For more than 42 years, Turningpoint has provided support and resources to achieve freedom from domestic and sexual violence.  The organization serves individuals and families throughout Pierce and St. Croix Counties of Wisconsin.  Click here to register.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. The original race route is attached. As the event is now virtual, feel free to create your own route!

  2. Can I walk the half-marathon/5k?

    Yes, you can!

  3. Are men/boys allowed to run in this race?

    Yes, we welcome participation from men and boys in this event!

  4. Can I run with my dog?

    The event is now virtual. Please run or walk with your dog, and please share photos and tag us on social media!

  5. Can I run with a stroller?

    The event is now virtual, so YES! Please run or walk with your stroller, and please share photos and tag us on social media!

  6. Are there medals?

    Yes! Every finisher is amazing! Every finisher will receive a finisher medallion.

Thank you for your participation!


If you would like to become a 2021 Empowered  Half-Marathon and 5k event sponsor, please contact Amy Berg at or 715-629-1671.