This course is scenic and offers an awesome panoramic view of the City of Mayville. It is mostly asphalt and roughly 30% crushed limestone trail. While advertised as a “beginners” Ultramarathon, make NO mistake — this race won't be a gimmie! What's more, if lucky, this hidden gem of northwestern Wisconsin turns into a "Winter Wonderland" come December each year, making it a unique running experience for anyone that hasn’t tried running in the cold winter months.
Interactive Course Map - copy/paste onto your web browser - https://froghopssports.com/events/#course-maps. Click the BLACK arrow and follow the YELLOW dot to see your direction of travel.
15k - 2 loops of 4.5 mi (416 ft gain)
25k - 3 loops of 5.2 mi (619 ft gain)
50k - 6 loops of 5.2 mi (1,386 ft gain)
50M - 10 loops of 5.2 mi (2,310 ft gain)
50K/50M Buckle Series | Explained
-There are 7 Frogs of different colors in the series (green, blue, orange, purple, yellow, red, and tie dye)
-One may collect them in NO particular order EXCEPT the "Tie Dye" Frog: which is the Final Frog in the series.
Upon completion of 7 Arctic Frog 50K run, you will be awarded the following:
-A shadowbox to showcase your achievement.
-A one-of-a-kind Arctic Frog GOLD coin with the inscriptions "I Did Not Croak!"
Packet Pick-up Information
a. It will be held at Don Ramon Mexican Restaurant Mayville, WI at 39 S Main St, Mayville, WI 53050 on Friday, December 15, 2023 from 4pm thru 8pm | Phone: (920) 387-9903
b. Race day packet pickup is reserved for out-of-state runners only. Be onsite NLT 7 am
c. You MUST have a photo ID to pick-up your packet e.g. Drivers License, State or Student ID. NO ID, NO PACKET!
10 Day Race Area Weather Forecast
Copy and paste onto your web browser - https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Mayville+WI?canonicalCityId=c0c9a022da6a17941d57fef124c6e9be8e2f9b58662857880b25a5043be64a67
Race Day Information
- Parking behind the American Legion
- Bank parking area beside the American Legion
- Street parking along South School Street
- Parking area by the Police Station behind Don Ramon Mexican Restaurant
b. Start Time(s)/Cut Off(s)
- 50M -- 0800 hrs | Cut-off = 15 hrs (11pm)
- 50K -- 0800 hrs | Cut-off = 8 hrs (4pm)
- 25K -- 0800 hrs | Cut-off = 4 hrs (12pm)
- 15K -- 0800 hrs | Cut-off = 4 hrs (12pm)
Note - pacer is allowed for 50M runners after sundown.
c. Aid Station
It is in the White House by Fireman's Park. We will have sports drinks e.g. Gatorade and Tailwind, a variety of snacks such as cookies, bacon, bacon-pickles, "hot" vegetarian and meat chilli, including bananas, oranges, pickles, pretzels, chips, Jelly Beans, M&M’s, Gummy Bears, trail mix, Cup-O-Noodles, chicken broth, coffee, and hot cocoa.
Inside Mayville Park Pavilion aka "White House" located bottom of the hill, near the river and the Veterans Memorial.
e. So, you want to DNF. We get it -- we all have bad days running, but please make sure to let us know/we have your Bib # before you leave the race. DON'T JUST LEAVE!
What To Wear | Recommended Gear
Come ready for COLD weather and running in the snow regardless of the weather forecast. Bring EXTRA clothes (running pants, jacket(s), socks, gaiters and another pair of running shoes. This is Wisconsin after all … The weather does turn for the worst rather quickly!
If running the 50 miler, I suggest you bring a “headlamp” with “extra batteries” in your drop bag.
There will be a tarp at the start/finish for drop bags. We will not be transporting any drop bags to any location(s) on the course.
Refund, Transfer and Deferral Policy
- No refund in the event that the RACE is CANCELLED due to inclement weather.
- Every transaction is final. No refund will be issued to anyone who at a later date decides to CANCEL his/her race entry. Your best option at that juncture is to DEFER your entry to the following year. See DEFFERAL Policy below.
- We are in extraordinary times with COVID19, but due to the related costs incurred for the event, we will not refund the monetary difference when one chooses to DROPDOWN from a longer race distance to a shorter one.
We allow transfer(s) but it must be made known to us 45 days before race day. Furthermore, TRANSFERS to a SHORTER DISTANCE though executed 45 days before race day will NOT receive any refund for the monetary difference of the longer race entry.
We allow deferral(s). In fact, NO QUESTION(S) will be asked as to your reason for the deferral but will only credit you up to 50% of your registration fee plus $10 processing fee for the following year. You have one year to "use" or "lose" it.
-There will be NO dropping down in distance(s) once you start the race. The race you start will be the race you will finish or DNF.
-If you DNF your distance, you will not get credit medal for a shorter distance. Only those with the tenacity and mental fortitude will finish.
Nearby Hotels | Lodging (BnB) from the Race
1. Cornerstone Crossing Retreat & Resort | Craft Retreats | Lodging (BnB)
936 Metalcraft Drive, Mayville, WI 53050
Phone: 262-707-4045 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. The Mayville Inn
701 S Mountain Drive, Mayville WI 53050
Book online or call: Call 920-387-1234 or Toll Free 866-387-5678
For Any Other Questions Contact Us @ email@example.com
We look forward to seeing everyone on December 16!
Local time: 4:57 PM
-Rey, Jodi & Cynthia