Chester Woods and Yankee Springs

March 18, 2011

Seems that June 4, 2011 is a very busy trail running day in the North Woods! In addition to the Kettle Moraine 100 races near Milwaukee, two new ultras are being introduced on this day to the Upper Midwest this year:

Chester Woods has been offering a 5K and 10 mile for several years, but for 2011 RD Jim is adding a 50K for the same price as the 5K. Where else can you run a fully supported 50K for only $17? Three loops of non-technical trail through a scenic park near Rochester, MN.

Yankee Springs is a brand spankin’ new event in southwest lower Michigan and is offering a half marathon, full marathon, and a double with a 15 hour time limit. Looks like another loop course – not much info on the website about terrain or other course particulars.