Sunday, May 3, 2015

GTR 5k and 5 Mile Loop Team Challenge Three week challenge June 8th to June 28th, two person teams, four different loops, must use Strava to record loops completed. The team with the most recorded loops at each location will be crowned the Champions at that location. The four loops were strategically picked so that the north, south and central part of the NKM forest is represented, hopefully ensuring a loop near you! So, we’ll crown Butler Lake Champs, Zillmer Champs, Greenbush Champs and New Fane Champs. Also, the team with the most combined loop mileage will be crowned “Mileage Champions”. Only mileage run on the four loops will be counted towards team total mileage. Your team must complete at least one loop at two of the four loop locations to be eligible to win any of the championships. 

Greenbush Purple Loop 5.1 miles
West Central
Zillmer Red Loop 3 milesImage

East Central
Butler Lake Loop 3.1 miles
New Fane Purple Loop 3.1 miles

Monday, February 16, 2015

5th Annual NK50k - April 11th, 2015

Only 28 of these stickers have been earned thus far! Join the elite company! 

Join us for a point-to-point tour of the Northern Kettle Moraine Ice Age Trail!

It's time to kick off the Northern Kettle Trail Running Season!

At 7:00 AM, we will start at the southern end, the Highway H Trailhead.  Transportation will be provided  to the start from the finish (Glenbeulah Trailhead), leaving at 6:15 AM.

After we're done, we'll enjoy some burgers, refreshments, and PRIZES at either Nic's House (only 2 miles by car from the finish), or Fudgienuckles.

There will also be a 25k option that will start at Butler Lake.  Again, this run will be Point-to-Point, finishing at the Glenbeulah Trailhead Parking Lot.

The 25k will start from Butler Lake.  This stop is also where Aid will be provided to the 50k runners.  See the map below for details.

Aid and access to drop bags for the 50k runners will also be provided at Mile 3.5 and at Mile 25. There is water available along the course at additional spots as well, at or near the backcountry shelters.

The Schedule

5:30-6:15 - Check-in.  We are requesting a $10 contribution to cover expenses.

6:15 AM - The transportation will be leaving from the Glenbeulah Trailhead and take runners to the start at Hwy H.

7:00 AM - The NK 50k Starts at the Hwy H Trailhead.  Have fun!  The last 3 miles of the run are the most technical (but, they're downhill!) of the entire pace yourself :)  As Dan would say "If you get hurt, it's your own darn fault!"

9:15 AM - The 25k runners will be picked up at the Glenbeulah Trailhead (the finish), and taken to their start at Butler Lake.

10:00 AM - The 25K runners will take off!  Enjoy!

11:15-? - Welcome back to Glenbeulah!  Congrats on a great morning in the Northern Kettles!  Now, off to celebrate!

The Course
Aid Stations will include Water, Sports Drink, Coke, Mt. Dew, S!Caps, and assorted normal "Ultra Aid Station" foods.  Any special requests?

Questions?  Comments?  Concerns?  Please ask away!  Let's make this the best year yet.

We need some solid numbers on participants to make sure we have enough stuff (BEER) at the finish, so please contact Nic or Tony or comment here, or comment on the Facebook page that you'll be running!

And Finally...REMEMBER:  This is a fun run.  The best effort will be made to provide aid as scheduled and at those locations, but stuff happens, so go in to this run assuming you're on your own!  No Whining!