Monday, November 28, 2016

2018 NK50k - Saturday, April 7th

Earn the (Almost) World Famous NK50k Finisher Sticker!

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

It's time to welcome Spring to the Northern Kettle Trail Running Community ... which means it will most likely be snowing!

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 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.  SIGN UP RIGHT HERE!

6:15 AM - The BUS will be leaving from the Glenbeulah Trailhead to 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 :) 

9:30 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!