The final training run before the Ice Age Trail 50 will be happening this Saturday, April 27th at the Nordic trailhead, starting at 7:30 am.
We’ll be running a 19-mile out-and-back from Nordic (the Start area) to Emma Carlin. Water and Heed will be available at Horseriders Park, roughly miles 6.5 and 12.5.
Everyone is welcome! Just sign in at the shelter and go.
Meet at the Nordic trailhead outside of La Grange on Hwy H (across from the John Muir lot) at 7:30 am. The entire course is 35 miles, starting with a blue Nordic loop followed by an out-and-back to Rice Lake. Water and Heed will be stashed at Hwy 12 (miles 18 & 26).
If you’re looking for a shorter run, there are plenty of alternate routes.
You will need a Wisconsin state park pass to park (available at the entrance). $7 day for residents ($25 annual); $10 day for nonresidents ($35 annual).
Please sign in at the shelter before you leave.
There will be two Ice Age training runs on Sat. Apr 19 and Sat. Apr 26, starting at 7:30 am at the Nordic trailhead. The trailhead is located about 1.5 miles north of LaGrange on Highway H (N9084 county road H).
Combined, both runs will cover the entire 50-mile course – 35 miles on Apr 19 and 19 miles on Apr 26. You do not have to run the entire distance.
These are loosely organized runs. Just sign in at the shelter and go! There will be one minimalist aid station each day, serving only water and Heed. Runners are encouraged to carry their own water and fuel.
A state park permit is required to park at the Nordic lot. Passes are $7/day ($10 for non-residents) or $25/year ($35 for non-residents).
We have a very limited number of running jackets with the Ice Age logo (embroidered) for sale. Men’s and women’s sizes. Green only. $110. From the Mountain Hardwear website: “abrasion resistant and breathable, soft-shell protection in a lightweight package.” To place an order, email the RD at email@example.com.
We need volunteers who are willing to help the Ice Age runners on race day. Lots of different positions available — aid station workers, course sentries, finish line volunteers, etc. Positions are available for most any schedule. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Angela Barbera at firstname.lastname@example.org or register directly via the Ice Age page on RunRace.net (scroll down). All volunteers will receive a cool race tshirt and free BBQ lunch. Thank you!
The additional spots in the Half Marathon are gone. Thanks everyone.
Registration for the Badgerland Striders Super Series has closed and there are now four openings available in the 2013 Ice Age Half Marathon. If you would like to run with us on May 11, email Jeff at email@example.com. First come, first serve! There will be no wait list.
This year’s Ice Age 50 training runs will be held on Sat. April 20 and Sat. April 27 at the Nordic trailhead in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest (the Ice Age Start/Finish area). Both runs will begin at 7:30 a.m.
We’ll cover the entire 50-mile course over those two days — 35 miles on April 20th (the south end) and 19 miles on April 27th. There will be one aid station with water and Heed.
The course will be marked by Tom Bunk and Craig Swartwout, but these are loosely organized runs. Just sign in and run. You don’t have to cover the entire distance — and everyone is welcome, whether or not they are registered for Ice Age. If you have any questions, contact the RD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More detailed information will be emailed to all registered runners as we get closer to the training runs.
All three Ice Age Trail races are sold out.
Congratulations to everyone who registered this weekend. We’ll do our best to deserve your patronage and support.
If you cannot participate on May 11 for whatever reason, please notify the Race Director immediately at email@example.com.
And if you know someone who is willing to volunteer on race day, we’re always looking for help. Please contact the Ice Age Volunteer Coordinator, Angela Barbera, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again. Now get off your computer and go out for a run!
Registration for the 2013 Ice Age Trail races opens tomorrow, December 15, at noon CST.
To register, click on the Registration tab and then the RunRace icon.
Caps: 425 for the 50-mile, 200 for the 50k and 125 for the Half Marathon.
Sorry, no refunds or bib transfers are allowed.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the trail on May 11!