Blue Mound State Park, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin—about 20 miles west of
Madison. Registration is at the Friends Shelter. State
park vehicle admission sticker required—may be purchased on entry.
Amenities • T-shirt * • Water, energy drink, and food on course • Wholesome post race cookies, fruit, organic milk , tea
Schedule 7:00-8:00 AM Check-in, 8:20 9K start, 8:30 18K start
Benefit Proceeds benefit the Friends of Blue Mound State Park. The Friends support many projects in the park every year, trail maintenance , further shelter development and pool construction.
Awards Both races Overall m/f top three
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, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Relay: Top three teams: Men, Women, Coed
Fees $35 until 5/13; $40 5/14- 6/1; $10 discount for high school or younger.
This year both the 9K and 18K courses will start at the Friends
Shelter. The challenging 9K course will loop around Blue Mound State
Park, to the bottom of Walnut Hollow and the Top o' the Mound and back.
The 18K course has all that, plus a trip to the East Mound (Brigham
County Park) and back on the beautiful Overlode Trail. Both courses
provide plenty of challenges and scenery, including ski trails,
single-track, some mud (we hope), and a climb to the top of Blue
Mound. There is one short section of pavement in the campground,
otherwise it is all off road.
New this year, if you want to run mound-to-mound on the beautiful 18K course, but don't want to run 18K, find a partner and sign up for the relay. Hand-off is at the Brigham aid station. You are responsible for your own transportation to/from Brigham.
Click here for a map of the course.
Shirts will be similar fit to last year, which ran small for the women. Here's a little info to help pick your size:
Women’s Shirts - Body Width of Finished Shirt
XL 19 1/2
Men’s Shirts – Body Width of Finished Shirt
M 19 1/2
XL 22 1/2