Saturday, Dec 2, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

The Guv'nor Frozen 50

4175 WI-23

Dodgeville, WI 50K, 25K, 15K

This Event Took Place Sat. Dec 2, 2023

Date & Time

December 2nd, 2023
50K & 25K: 8:00am Start
15K: 8:30am Start


Governor Dodge State Park
Twin Valley Picnic Area
4175 WI-23
Dodgeville, WI 53533

The Guv'nor

The core running season may be over but it’s not time to take it easy just yet. It's named The Guv'nor Frozen 50 for a reason. You not only have to take on Old Man Winter but "The Guv'nor" has quite a battle awaiting those who dare challenge her authority. With an average elevation profile of 136ft of accent per mile (across all distances), this relentless grind requires you to turn on your inner "Guv'nor" and enter the power struggle. Do you have what it takes to overthrow "The Gov'nor"?

​The Start/Finish will be at the Twin Valley picnic lot.
The 50K and 25K will start at 8:00am with the 15K starting at 8:30am. The course cutoff is 9 hours or 5:00pm for the 50K. There are hard checkpoint cutoffs of 2:45pm (6hrs 45min) at the Ranger Station aid station and 4:00pm (8 hour) cutoff at the Cox Hollow aid station. The 25k has a course cutoff of 6hrs or 2:00pm.

Distance options include 15K, 25K, 50K

More information can be found on the event website HERE

Packet Pickup

Friday 12/1/2023
-Fleet Feet Madison, 8440 Old Sauk Rd, Middleton, WI 53562

Saturday 10/2/2023
-50K/25K 6:45am-7:45am
-15K 6:45am-8:15am
-Governor Dodge State Park, Twin Valley Picnic Shelter


There are three major aid station locations (Cox hollow, Ranger Station, and Twin Valley) and one minor aid station (Horse Camp). These will be hit multiple times for a total of 7 Aid Stations for the 50K, 3 for the 25K , and 1 for the 15K. Distances between aid stations range from 3.5-5 miles and they will all have restrooms.

Twin Valley aid station will have a drop bag zone and a crew tent zone. Cox Hollow aid station will also have a crew tent zone.

This is a cup-less event. Please have your own hydration vessel.

More information can be found HERE.


50K Course

Length: 31.25 Miles 2 Loops
Elevation Gain: ~4400ft
Terrain: Mix of horse trail, dirt single & double track and prairie path
# of Aid Stations: 7 (Mile 4.2, 8.1, 11.9, 15.5. 19, 22.8, 27.4)
Course Cut Off: 9 hours
Course Map : HERE

25K Course

Length: 15.6 Miles 1 Loop
Elevation Gain: ~2200ft
Terrain: Mix of horse trail, dirt single & double track and prairie path
# of Aid stations: 3 (Mile 4.2, 8.1, 11.9)
Course Map : HERE

15K Course

Length: 9.3 Miles 1 Loop
Elevation Gain: ~1350ft
Terrain: Mix of horse trail, single track and prairie path
# of Aid stations: 1 (mile 4.2)
Course Map : HERE

Route Markings:

All routes will be marked with orange pin flags, orange arrow signs and orange marking tape.

We will block off as many paths as possible that you should not go down or we will put pink "wrong way" signs if we have to keep them open.

We will have distance specific directional signs wherever there are splits in the course. Please read these carefully to ensure you stay on course.

**Course is subject to change pending approval by the park and trail conditions leading up to the event**

What you get!

Every participant will receive
-A Driftless Endurance knit winter cap
-Fully stocked aid stations *some with hot food*
-Hot finish line food
-Campfire and s'mores
A challenge
-Lots of fun


Top 3 Male, Female and Non-Binary finishers in each distance will receive an award.

Age group positions will be listed on the results but there will be no age group awards. We like to do things a little differently and opt to keep entry fees reasonable and invest in the experiences throughout the event that everyone can enjoy.

Event's current local time: 12:06 PM CT


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