MAPS OF COURSE
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
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
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 5/1; $40 5/2- 5/29; $10 discount for high school or younger. NO REFUNDS
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.
We are changing the courses some for 2013. The long (22K) will go out the Willow Springs trail, headed for the backside of the mound, then circle the mound counterclockwise until reaching the West Tower trail. Then it goes up the Tower trail and stairs to the tower and turns right, along the edge of the open field (no regular trail in this section, just grassy). When it meets the Amphitheater trail, it turns right and heads down the hill. (You will do this section once more at about the 20K mark). At the bottom of the Amphitheater trail it turns right and heads into the campground. This is back on the old route (and the 11K route). For the long run, there will be some added distance on the Tollund property as well. The 11K route starts as before and runs through the campground and down into the Ridgeview and Walnut Hollow trails. This year we are adding the Pleasure Valley section back into the 11K. This lovely trail of narrow bridges and trickling water is not to be missed. The long run also does this section. Two very worthy courses with the longest climbs in Wisconsin, you wouldn't want less.