Blue Mound Details

Details for 2021


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.

Events - 2 Days, 2 Distances,

              plus self-timed option


  • Saturday, June 5

  • Two start time options: Start 1 - 7:30, Start 2 - 10:00

  • Maximum 100 runners per Start


  • Sunday, June 6

  • One start time: 8:30

  • Maximum 100 runners

Self-Timed 10K or 18K

Run the course anytime from Wednesday, June 2, through Sunday, June 6, except Saturday or Sunday morning during the in-person events.

In-Person Event Info

  • Each start group has a limit of 100 runners to comply with State Park Covid-19 rules

  • Each race will have an interval start to spread runners out for the early K

  • Chip timed. 10K times from both events will be combined to determine overall winners and age-group winners.

  • Runners are encouraged to carry their own water/drink, but we will have self-serve aid stations where you can grab a paper cup of Water or Gatorade (cups pre-filled, but you grab your own).  For the 18K, we will have a self-serve setup to refill your water bottles at the Brigham aid station (halfway point).

  • No after-party or awards ceremony, but we will have a giveaway item (not a t-shirt this year due to the short registration time window) and some door prizes for you.

  • Masks required to be worn before and after running; not required on course.

  • Maintain social distance on course as much as possible; pass when you need to pass.

  • Do your Covid-19 self check in the morning before you come.  If any signs or symptoms, please stay home.

Self-Timed Event Info

  • The course is real, the crowd of other runners is virtual

  • Run anytime from Wednesday, June 2, through Sunday, June 6

  • We will post course maps (pdf files) and also GPX files that you can upload to your favorite phone app to stay on course.

  • The course markings for the 10K and 18K will be set up Friday evening through Sunday at noon.

  • We're working on a plan for you to be able to pick up your swag when you are at the park.  If that fails, we'll get it to you after the event.

  • We'll provide instructions for submitting your time and photos for your self-timed run.  Self-timed results are not eligible for overall or age group award rankings, but do count toward your 100K Club total and Savanna Series completion.


Saturday, June 5

10K - Start #1

6:30-7:15 AM   Check-in,    7:30 AM race start 

10K - Start #2

9:00-9:45 AM   Check-in,    10:00 AM race start

Sunday, June 6


7:30-8:15 AM   Check-in,    8:30 AM race start


Proceeds benefit the Friends of Blue Mound State Park. The Friends support many projects in the   park including trail building and maintenance , landscaping, new playground equipment, educational programs and invasive plant control.

Overall and Age Groups

Both races: Overall m/f top three

18K:  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, 65-69, 70+

10K: Age group m/f top three <15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+


Course Description

Both the 10K and 18K courses will start at the Friends Shelter. The challenging 10K course will loop around Blue Mound State Park, to the bottom of Pleasure Valley, up the scenic Weeping Rocks trail, and on to the Top o' the Mound and finish 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, possibly some mud (we hope), and a climb to the top of Blue Mound.

18K Map (GPX) - Coming Soon