Location   Blue Mound State Park, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin—about 20 miles west of Madison.  Registration and start are in the pool area.  State park vehicle admission sticker required—may be purchased on entry.

Amenities    •    Tech running T-shirt  (guaranteed only if pre-registered)    •    Showers (bring a towel)   •    Water, energy drink, and food on course    •   Wholesome post race cookies, fruit, organic milk 

Schedule    7:00-8:15 AM   Check-in         8:30 AM   Races Start
Benefit     Proceeds benefit the Friends of Blue Mound State Park. The Friends support many projects in the park every year, from trail maintenance to fund raising for the new all season shelter and learning center at the trailhead.

Awards    Both races   Overall m/f winners
               Long race: Age group m/f top three <20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,  60-64, 65+
               Short race: Age group m/f top three <15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

 Fees       $34 until 5/9; $40 5/10- 6/4; $10 discount for high school or younger.


Course Description

Both events provide the full trail run experience.  Uphills, downhills,water, prairie, woods, muddy single track and ski trails. There is one short section of pavement in the campground, otherwise it is all off road.

The 19K course roams all the way over to County Hwy F next to Brigham Park. To get there you plunge down into Pleasure Valley at the east side of Blue Mound State Park and then switchback up the lovely Overlode Trail.  This connects to the Dane County Property (Tollund) that takes you through some lovely woods and up to Brigham. The return trip crosses a rushing stream , up a steep climb to Ryan Road , down again and up the entertaining narrow bridges (Weeping Rocks) trail.  At that point you re-enter the park, scamper through about a kilometer of rocky, muddy single track  and loop behind the mound. A quick climb to the top of the mound and 2 mostly downhill K bring you to the finish.

The 9K follows the 19K route but cuts off the Pleasure Valley and east sections. You will still run from the bottom of Walnut Hollow to the top of the Mound.  A very hearty 9K.

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