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Catholic marathon March 24

Published: November 9, 2017   

Event Details

Date: March 24, 2018
Time: 7:30am
Location: Holy Hill Marian Shrine of Mary, Hubertus, Wisconsin
Contact: Richard Sosa

November 4, 2017 | Hubertus, Wisconsin

Ten Ten Adventures LLC in partnership with Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced the start of registration for Wisconsin’s newest marathon, The Via Dolorosa Trail Marathon at Holy Hill Saturday, March 24. 

The Via Dolorosa Trail Marathon will take place on Palm Sunday weekend to commemorate the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Most of the 26.2 mile race will take place on the beautiful but challenging Ice Age Scenic Trail with the Start and Finish on the grounds of Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary. 

Race Organizer, Richard Sosa is excited to bring this unique race to the area.

“Holy Hill has the perfect blend of physical and spiritual beauty and the Ice Age Trail is one of the most technically challenging trails in all of Wisconsin. As an endurance athlete and a Christian, I can’t think of a better way to kick off the most significant week of the year. Our hope is that this race feels just as much like a pilgrimage as it is a marathon.” 

The field is limited to 250 runners so runners are encouraged to register early by visiting 

Some unique race highlights are: 

  • Pre-race Mass at 6 a.m. at the Holy Hill Basilica 
  • Individual registration and “Jesus and Simon” two-member team registration 
  • 14 “Stations” commemorating the Lord’s Passion throughout the 26.2-mile course 
  • 1633 feet of elevation gain 
  • Commemorative wooden finisher medals 
  • Live sacred music along various parts of the course and at the start and finish. 
  • Chili and hot cocoa for all racers at finish 

If your church or parish is interested in volunteering to create a station, you are asked to contact Richard Sosa at . Sponsorship opportunities are available at different price points. Contact Sosa for sponsorship package. For more information visit 


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