Saturday, May 9, 2020

Popple Shoot Trail Races

802 Railroad St

Minong, WI 62K, 25K, 10K

Registration closes: Mon, May 4 @ 11:59PM

Poppleshoot Trail Races

Welcome to the 2nd annual running of 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 80% 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 20% 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 12-hour finish cutoff and a fairly flat course, the 62k run is an excellent choice for your first ultra
Because we are Big Slo Runners ourselves, but still have a competitive spirit, we are bringing back the Clydesdale and Athena divisions! Registration for these divisions is optional and your word is your honor. More details are listed below in the Awards section
All 3 races will start and finish at the Wild River Campground located in Minong, Wisconsin located at 802 Railroad St, Minong, WI 54859

Brief Overview

Poppleshoot Trail Races (10k, 25k, 62k)
Race Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2020 (Note: This is Mother's Day Weekend)
Race Start: Wild River Campground, Minong, WI
Start Times: 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

62k entry fees:
Early Bird - Black Friday Weekend (November 29th - December 1st) - $50.00
December 2nd through March 31st - $65.00
April 1st through May 3rd - $75.00.

25k entry fees:
Early Bird - Black Friday Weekend (November 29th - December 1st) - $40.00
December 2nd through March 31st - $50.00
April 1st through May 3rd - $60.00.

10k entry fees:
Early Bird - Black Friday Weekend (November 29th - December 1st) - $25.00
December 2nd through March 31st - $35.00
April 1st through May 3rd - $45.00.

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

Sorry no refunds

Swag

All registered runners will receive a custom designed shirt
All finishers will receive a custom designed finishers medal

Course Description

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 9 hours (4:00 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

Awards

Awards will be presented as follows to the top male and female runners in each of the three distances
• Overall
• Open (age 39 and under)
• Masters (age 40 – 49)
• Grand Masters (age 50 and over)
• Clydesdale men (greater than 220 lbs.)
• Athena women (greater than 160 lbs.)

Note: Clydesdale and Athena categories are optional. As Big runners ourselves, we want to foster the competitive spirit of larger runners. If you would like to be entered under either of these 2 categories, please select during registration. There will be no weigh in – we will rely on the integrity and honesty of our runners

Aid Stations

• 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, Gatorade, water, pretzels, gummy worms and more. Pop will be available, Diet coke, coke, sprite and ginger ale

(Note: We are in the process of trying to get either Hammer or Tailwind products as well. In the absence of this, Gatorade will be provided)

Distance between aid stations will vary between 2.5 and 6.5 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)
Tyler at 815-742-6787 (email – tyler.j.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

Local time: 6:12 AM
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