Conserve School Trail Run

December 14, 2013

Great Lakes Endurance is introducing a new trail run on June 14, 2014 in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin!

The Conserve School is a private academy that is nationally recognized as environmentally focused, and even features a green wastewater treatment facility as well as an organic community garden. The Conserve School Trail Races will include a 5K race on cross country ski trails and a 20K course on cross country ski trails as well as single track.

All Great Lakes Endurance races strive to make the events environmentally friendly and support the local economies where the races are held. In my own personal experience, they are top notch events. Registration is now open for the 2014 season!


Black Friday Sale at FrontRunner

November 27, 2013

FrontRunner is offering it’s annual Black Friday thru Cyber Monday sale on ALL 35 of their events! From November 29 – December 2, 2013 you can register for only half price on any (and every) event that they put on – and they have some great ones!

Chippewa Moraine 50K & 10K in New Auburn, WI on the beautiful western end of the Ice Age Trail is April 26.

William O’Brien 10 Mile is a beautiful run along the St. Croix River through William O’Brien State Park near on June 28.

Lakewood Hills 5K is in one of White Bear Lake’s most scenic parks on July 12.

Trees and Trails 5K is in Mahtomedi, MN on Sept 20.

Run For the Apples 5 Mile and kids run is in White Bear Lake, MN and features apple treats after the run.

The Great Pumpkin Chase 5K, 10K, and Dracula Dash is in Lake Elmo, MN on Oct 25. Costumes are not only welcome, but encouraged!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

T Bunk Endurance Challenge

September 17, 2013

Anyone who knows anything about ultra running in the Upper Midwest has heard of Tom Bunk. He is a legend in the trail running community not only as a competitor, but as a dedicated and generous guy who has given countless hours of his time behind the scenes directing races, developing, measuring, and marking courses, volunteering in any way possible, and actively promoting the sport. The Lapham Peak Trail Runners decided to honor Tom by creating the T Bunk Endurance Challenge, and you’re invited!

When: November 1-3, 2013

Where: Nordic Trail Head, La Grange Wisconsin. If you’ve ever run Ice Age 50 or Glacial Trail 50, you’ve been there.

What: The kids race is a 50K fun run, but feel free to challenge yourself with distances of 50 miles, 100 miles, 150 miles, and yes…. 200 miles!

A portion of each entry fee will go to the charity of Tom’s choice. This one’s coming up fast and is sure to be epic! Sign up before October 31 to get in on the fun 🙂


Icebox 480

June 30, 2013

Introducing a new event in western Wisconsin: the Icebox 480 on November 9, 2013!

It’ll be a 10K loop on sweet single-track that you’ll run as many times as you can (or want to) in 8 hours (480 minutes). In other words – you can choose your own distance and not have to worry about cut off times – other than the 8 hour time limit for the event.  This will be a great tune up race for the Tuscobia Winter Ultra, which runs in late December!

Proceeds will go towards purchasing new uniforms for the Humbolt High School Girls Cross Country team and the Kinni Off Road Cyclist organization, who help to maintain the trail system.

Early bird registration is open until mid-July and costs only $25. That’s not a typo! After that, registration goes up to $30, which is still dirt cheap.

How far will you go?

Maffitt Lake 5 & 10 Mile in Iowa

May 12, 2013

There will be a new trail race at Maffitt Lake in Des Moines on September 8, 2013!

Sounds like a 5 mile loop course with a little bit of everything: gravel, grass, dirt, single track, and a few hills. Runners will run the loop either once for the 5 mile or twice for the 10 mile. Walkers are welcome, but are expected to register for the 5 mile event. Swag includes arm warmers for all the runners!

Registration is open and you can save a few bucks by signing up before August 1.

Surf the Murph – Savage 100

April 2, 2013

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For those who are familiar with the Surf the Murph trail races (25K, 50K, and 50 Mile) in late October – welcome the first 100 mile trail race in the Twin Cities metro area!

Yep, the Savage 100 is 6 loops of the Surf the Murph course and the inaugural race will take place next spring on May 17-18, 2014. It’s a 3 am start (!) with a 34 hour cut-off.

Registration is open and will be capped at 100 runners.

River Restoration Run

March 1, 2013

Introducing the inaugural half marathon, marathon, 60K, and 80K through the Pigeon River Forest in northern Lower Michigan!

The River Restoration Run is being hosted by Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center on Saturday, September 7. Yoga classes specifically tailored towards runners will also be offered throughout the weekend! Also included: environmental talks, gourmet vegetarian meals, and live entertainment. Barefoot or minimalist footwear is encouraged, though shoes are welcome 🙂

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Pigeon River. Registration is OPEN!