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Blue Mound Details

Details for 2024


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 20K  


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

  • 8:30 - 10K and 20K Runs start, with separate starts a few minutes apart. (Note: we had originally planned to start the 20K at 8:15, but realized with the current courses that would create a traffic jam where the courses merge.)

  • 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! Back to tech shirts for your running wardrobe this time. similar to the 2019 version if you've got that one. Register early to help us get the right sizes. To help you get the right sizes, click for size info.

  • 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 20K courses will start at the Friends Shelter. The challenging 10K course will traverse 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 20K course has all that, plus a trip to the East Mound (Brigham County Park) and back on the beautiful Overlode Trail. This year's 20K course starts with a loop around the mound before joining last year's 18K course at the campground and heading out for the rest of the adventure. Both courses provide plenty of challenges and scenery, including ski trails, single-track, possibly some mud, and a climb to the top of Blue Mound.

Overall and Age Groups

Both races: Overall m/f top three

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+

20K:  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+

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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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