Chippewa Trail Races 2021 update.
Good News - Race is still on!
Bad News - Trying to figure out the details.
Currently working with the WI DNR and the Chippewa County Forest on the regulations, guidelines and suggestions from us on how we plan to host a COVID-19 safe event. So with that being said race registration will NOT open till we are confident that the details are laid out and approved from all parties.
Hopefully we will have the answer by Black Friday week-end to open race registration.
Be safe, stay strong, do good, and live life.
Will be updated as soon as the details for 2021 is finished.
Race start is 8am.
The course is out and back with two aid stations on the way out (mile 3 and mile 9, then repeat on way back) plus turn around which will have your drop bags and portable outhouse along with an aid station.
Race limit is 300 entries. Total aid stations for the 50k is 5.
10k race starts at 9am. The course is a "loop" with mile markers and one aid station at mile 3. Distance is actually 6.9 miles but who likes to run a 11k race?
Race limit is 200 entries. Course uses the Circle loop trail of the center.
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) I am sure your music choice is an excellent one however with respect the people around you and the serenity that trail running gives, no music
3. No littering. this goes with out saying
4. Sorry no early starts for either races.
5. We love dogs however please no dogs on the course.
Top Three overall male and female plus the top three masters male and female will receive a framed watercolor rendition of the years logo. Will do an award presentation around 1:30 pm
Top three in each age group will receive medals starting at 19 and under, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 and over. The medal awards will be done on a honor base by locating your name on the age graded results as you finish and then taking the appropriate medal for your place. Due to the length of the event it is difficult to do an actual award ceremony.
Top three in each age group will receive medals starting at 19 and under, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 and over
Awards will be given out once 75% of the field has finished.
Each aid stations will have PJ sandwiches, cookies, salted nut rolls, bananas, Gatorade, water, pretzels gummie worms and more. Pop will be available, Diet coke, coke and sprite.
In 2012 Christine Crawford a WI standout ultra runner ran her only Chippewa to date and set a curse record after she twisted her ankle at mile 3! Her ankle was a black and blue mess after finishing. Just have to wonder how much faster she would have been on two good feet.
In 2017 Chase Coffey from Altra Shoes ran with Adam Doe to the turnaround. Adam had hopes of a course record after running very strong previous year. However he took a stumble and twisted his knee arund mile 13 and eventually was not able to finish. Chase hit the turnaround averaging 7:30's and then was left to himself to bring it in. And bring it in he did! Dropped the hammer the second with negative splits of 6;30 on the way back.
Overall Chase Coffey 3:37 -2017
20 and younger Eric Nordgren 3:56:49 – 2012
30 and over Rasmus Hoeg 3:51:27 – 2012
40 and over Brent Roeger 3:56:44 2016
50 and over Jeff Miller 4:14:04 - 2015
60 and over Michael Vavra 5:20:37 – 2012
70 and over Sylan Addink 6:11:32 – 2011
Overall Christine Crawford 4:35:48 – 2012
20 and younger Christi Nowak 4:45:53 – 2011
30 and over Helen Lavine 4:41:00 - 2015
40 and over Christine Crawford 4:35:48 – 2012
50 and over Shelly Groenke 5:09:56 -2012
60 and over Kathy Weix 6:52:38 – 2011
To be added soon
Click Here for Course Map
There is abundance of small hills along both courses. Only one major uphill which is at the finish both races. I would say that there isn't much technical running with lots of rocks and roots however this isn't road running either.
You will interesting landmarks to see along the course. Run next to many lakes such as South Shattuck Lake, Dans Lake and Plummer Lake. 20 other ones to see. Run up rattlesnake hill before heading thru a field, balance your way across Three Sisters boardwalk, Kim's Crossing which is a bridge done in memory of Kim by her Dad after Kim was killed by a drunk driver, and over a 3 foot high by 100 foot long no hand bridge thru tall pines in a swamp.
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I Beat .......... Shirts
The first year that Frontrunner took over the event I came up with the idea of a shirt that read I beat Matt Long on it which was given to people who finished in front of him. The shirt was not mentioned to anyone before the race until 5 mins before the start. The shirt introduction was "since I can not run today due to directing the race, I will not be able to beat my good friend Matt Long, I will then have to live vicariously thru you guys.So who ever finishes in front of Matt will receive on of this shirts." I had my fingers crossed that this would be meet with humor. It was. Matt was a fantastic sport that day. A new shirt with a new name on it is shown 5 minutes before the race. 2018 I beat ????
2017- Joe Boler
2016-Maria (Marie) Burton
2015- Doug Burton
2012 Dan Laplante
2010- Shelly Thompson
2009 - Matt Long
If you would like to volunteer we can always use the help. Some areas are:
Middle Aid station of the 50k, course marking day before, race set up day before, sweeping, filling aid stations, and help at the end with clean up.
Please contact Jeff at 651-332-9988
As of Brook Wheeler Jon Blanchard are the only two that have completed 10 50k races.
Local time: 7:34 PM