The 29th annual John Dick Memorial 50 kilometer run will be held on Saturday, February 4th, 2017.
This event is a primitive winter trail run; participants should be experienced and accustomed to winter trail running, properly dressed and prepared.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 262-370-7270, or via email at email@example.com. I look forward to welcoming you to the Southern Kettle Moraine this winter!
Robert Wehner, RD
Saturday, February 4th, 2017
7:30 a.m. (course briefing at 7:15 a.m.) NOTE: While we do not have an official cut-off time, if you typically need more than 7-1/2 hours to complete a 50K, you should start early; the start/finish shelter will be open by 6:00 am.
The start and finish are located at the D.J. Mackie Group picnic area on Hwy ZZ in the Southern Kettle Moraine unit. Click here for directions and map. Parking is limited, so please car pool if possible. Once the lot is full, you may park along the edges of the entrance drive. Parking is also allowed along highway ZZ, but all wheels of your vehicle must be fully off of the pavement. Additional parking lots are located about ½ mile east and west along highway ZZ.
$10 (pre-registered; mail by January 30th) or $15 (day of race)
Make checks payable to: Badgerland Striders
Send Entry Form and Fee To:
965 Elmwood Way
Hubertus, WI 53033
A State Park sticker is required for parking in all lots, and is not included in the entry fee. Daily and annual stickers will be for sale at registration if needed:
WI Resident Daily $8
WI Resident Annual $28
Non-Resident Daily $11
Non-Resident Annual $38
Pets/dogs are not allowed in the Kettle Moraine picnic areas (DNR regulation), so please do not bring them to the start/finish area. (Since the trails used for the race are open to the public, you may encounter other people’s dogs during the race.)
The course is not determined until just prior to race day, as dictated by trail and weather conditions. We usually use the horse/snowmobile trails in the area, but may use the Ice Age trail or the Scuppernong hiking/skiing trails in low or no snow years. Whichever trail is used, the course layout will be multiple loops or out-and-back segments so that participants are never too far from aid. If you DNF, please notify the aid station and finish line personnel.
We will have one manned fully stocked (HEED, water, food, etc.) aid station, which will also be the drop bag location. If you have a drop bag, it will be transported from the start to the manned aid station. You need to give your number to the aid station personnel each time you pass through, so that we can keep track of everybody. Depending on the course layout, an unmanned aid station may also be added.
No shirts or trophies, but a nice heated shelter at the start and finish, with food and beverage for all entrants after the race. Many runners also bring treats to share, so feel free to add something to the feast!! (There are traveling plaques awarded to the first male and female finishers.)