Saturday, May 4, 2024

Popple Shoot Trail Races

802 Railroad St

Minong, WI 87K, 62K, 25K, 10K

This Event Took Place Sat. May 4, 2024

Poppleshoot Trail Races

Welcome to the Poppleshoot Trail Races put on by “Big Slo Running”. We are excited to have you join us in Northern Wisconsin for a great day of running and comradery! This event has been established to raise money for foreign mission work in Haiti and local charities. Approximately 75% of net proceeds will be used to help provide clean and safe water through the installation of Biosand water filters in and around Pignon, Haiti. The remaining 25% of net proceeds will be donated to local charities that serve the local community
The races will be run over a variety of surfaces/terrain including; flat public ATV trail (Wild Rivers Trail), single lane ATV trails and county roads (paved and dirt). While there are some rolling hills, primarily when on the single lane ATV trails, total elevation gain and loss is minor resulting in a fairly easy and potentially fast course
This is a great event to test the results of your speed work training and is also a great tune-up for many of the summer marathons and ultra marathons. Due to the generous 15-hour finish cutoff for the 87K and 12-hour finish cutoff for the 62K these races are an excellent choice for your first ultra
All 4 races will start and finish at the Wild River Campground located in Minong, Wisconsin located at 802 Railroad St, Minong, WI 54859
Additionally we are officially a "Trail Sisters" approved race.

Brief Overview

Poppleshoot Trail Races (10K, 25K, 62K, 87K)
Race Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Race Start: Wild River Campground, Minong, WI
Start Times: 87K will start at 6:00 am, 62K will start at 7:00 am, 25K will start at 8:00 am and the 10K will start at 9:00 am

Location

The Event location is in Minong, Wisconsin. Minong is located approximately 90 minutes North of Eau Claire, 4 hours North of Madison, 60 minutes South of Superior/Duluth

Entry Fees

87K entry fees:
Early Bird registration - November 24th - 30th - $75.00
December 1st through March 31st - $90.00
April 1st through April 28th - $100.00.

62K entry fees:
Early Bird registration - November 24th - 30th - $60.00
December 1st through March 31st - $75.00
April 1st through April 28th - $85.00.

25K entry fees:
Early Bird registration - November 24th - 30th - $50.00
December 1st through March 31st - $60.00
April 1st through April 28th - $70.00.

10K entry fees:
Early Bird registration - November 24th - 30th - $30.00
December 1st through March 31st - $40.00
April 1st through April 28th - $50.00.

On line race registration with Ultra Signup will close at 11:59 pm on April 28th
Packet Pick up will be from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Friday, May 3rd at the Minong Trail Club. We will also have race day packet pick up as follows:
87K – 5:00 am to 5:40 am
62K – 5:00 am to 6:40 am
25K – 5:00 am to 7:40 am
10K – 5:00 am to 8:40 am

Sorry no refunds

Swag

All registered runners will receive really cool Swag - TBD
All finishers will receive a custom designed finishers medal

Course Description

87K

Race start is 6:00 am. The course consists of one large single loop with and additional smaller single loop consisting of flat public ATV trail (Wild Rivers Trail), single lane ATV trails and county roads (paved and dirt). Runners need to finish by 9:00pm (15 hours) to get credit for an official finish. There will also be a race cutoff at the Hall Road aid station (2nd time through at mile 42.3) of 11 hours and 30 minutes (5:30 pm).
Breakdown of types of running surfaces and distances are as follows:
• Wild Rivers Trail (old railroad bed – crushed gravel) – approximately 6.5 miles
• County Road (paved) – approximately 4.5 miles
• County Road (dirt/gravel) – approximately 10.2 miles
• Single Lane ATV Trails (dirt) – approximately 32.8 miles

62K

Race start is 7:00 am. The course is a single loop consisting of flat public ATV trail (Wild Rivers Trail), single lane ATV trails and county roads (paved and dirt). Runners need to finish by 7:00pm (12 hours) to get credit for an official finish. There will also be a mid-race cutoff at the Hall Road aid station (mile 27.2) of 8 hours (3:00 pm).
Breakdown of types of running surfaces and distances are as follows:
• Wild Rivers Trail (old railroad bed – crushed gravel) – approximately 6.5 miles
• County Road (paved) – approximately 3.2 miles
• County Road (dirt/gravel) – approximately 10.2 miles
• Single Lane ATV Trails (dirt) – approximately 18.8 miles

25k

25K race starts at 8:00 am. The course is an out and back consisting of flat public ATV trail (Wild Rivers Trail) and single land ATV trails. Breakdown of types of running surfaces and distances are as follows:
• Wild Rivers Trail (old railroad bed – crushed gravel) – approximately 6.8 miles
• Single Lane ATV Trails (dirt) – approximately 8.3 miles

10k

10K race starts at 9:00 am. The course is mostly a single loop with one short out and back section consisting of public ATV trail (Wild Rivers Trail) and county roads (paved and dirt). Breakdown of types of running surfaces and distances are as follows:
• Wild Rivers Trail (old railroad bed – crushed gravel) – approximately 3.4 miles
• County Road (paved) – approximately 0.75 miles
• County Road (dirt/gravel) – approximately 1.9 miles

Rules

1. No pacing a fellow runner along the course. You can however run to and from aid stations within reason
2. No external music playing along course from runners. (except aid stations)
3. Please no littering
4. Smile and have fun
5. Thank the Volunteers!

Awards

Awards will be presented as follows to the top male and female runners in each of the four distances
• Overall
• Open (age 39 and under)
• Masters (age 40 – 49)
• Grand Masters (age 50 and over)

Aid Stations

• The 87k course will have 8 fully stocked aid stations and 1 water only aid station
•The 62K course will have 6 fully stocked aid stations and 1 water only aid station
• The 25K course will have 1 fully stocked aid station and 2 water only aid stations
• The 10K course will have 1 water only aid station
Aid stations will have PJ sandwiches, cookies, M&M’s, bananas, Electrolyte drink, water, pretzels, gummy worms and more. A variety of soda will be available
Distance between aid stations will vary between 2.5 and 7.8 miles

Volunteer

Our volunteers make the race special! Some areas we need volunteers are:
• Photography for various sections of the course and finish line
• Aid station set-up and support
• Packet pickup (Friday evening and Saturday morning)
• Race day set up on (Friday)
• Aid station food prep (Friday)
• Highway crossing flaggers
• Cleanup (Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning)
• Course marking (we mark the course using ATVs)
• Course sweeping (we sweep the course using ATVs)
• Aid station supply restocking

If you would like to volunteer, please contact:

Gaylene at 815-742-4050 (email – gaylene.sears@gmail.com)
Dan at 480-296-8549 (email - dan.sears@gmail.com)

Lodging

There are numerous motels/hotels in the area (Hayward, Wisconsin is approximately 30 minutes East of Minong, Superior, Wisconsin is approximately 60 minutes North, Spooner 30 minutes South and Rice Lake 45 minutes South.

There are also numerious campgrounds in the area as well. The Wild River Trail campground and Totogatic Park are located in Minong. Pattison State Park is approximately 60 minutes North

Emergency/Medical

In case of an emergency, there are several hospitals in the area (Hayward, Spooner and Superior) all within 30 - 60 minutes of the race location

Event's current local time: 3:40 AM CT

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