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Blue Mound Details

Details for 2023


Blue Mound State Park, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin—about 20 miles west of Madison.  Registration is at the Friends Shelter.  State park vehicle admission sticker not required—it's the State Parks Free Fun Weekend!

Events - 10K  and 18K


  • 7:00 - Bib/shirt pickup opens at the Friends Shelter

  • 8:30 - 10K Run starts

  • 8:40 - 18K Run starts

  • Post-run  - Food, fun, awards, door prizes.

Event Info

  • Limit 350 runners.

  • Parking at the shelter is limited; please car pool if you can.  Overflow parking is at the top of the mound, so allow time to walk down to the Friends Shelter from there,

  • Packet pickup (number and shirt) are Saturday morning only, at the Friends Shelter.  No early pickup option.

  • Chip timing thanks to timing sponsor Movin Shoes. 

  • T-shirts! Register early to help us get the right sizes.

  • Aid stations will have water and energy drink. Refill your own bottle, pack, or reusable cup, or grab a paper cup.

  • Post-run fruit and cookies.  

  • Overall and age group awards for the fast.  Door prizes for the lucky!

  • Results will be posted on the trail run website.

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.

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+

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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.

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