Rumble on the Ridge
Rumble on the Ridge is a take on the traditional Backyard Ultra Last Person Standing. The event will take place on an old dairy farm just 40 minutes west of Madison, WI in the heart of the Driftless Area. Participants will compete on a 1ish mile looped course, dubbed "The Driftless Mile", completing a loop every 20 minutes.
Sounds easy enough right?....Within the 1.1 mile loop you’ll nearly 300 feet of elevation gain via a .4 mile climb up an active access road to the top of the ridge, single tracks along the spine of the ridge, back down the hill on an old snowmobile path (with an average grade of -18%) before running the base of the hill back to the start. And just to keep it interesting we are going to reverse the course every 3 hours to save your quads from the downhill….You can thank us later.
All participants will receive a soft blend race t-shirt.
Winner receives bragging rights for a year, a free entry into next year’s event to defend their title and a unique winner award. Anyone who reaches the 100 mile club (91laps) will also win Driftless Endurance swag.
All donations and a percentage of the proceeds from the event will go directly to the planning and building of the Driftless Trail. The Driftless Area Land Conservancy (DALC) is leading this project to build the Driftless Trail which is a planned 50-mile loop that connects Tower Hill, Governor Dodge, and Blue Mounds State Parks. This is a foot-only trail, to be used for hiking, running, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing wandering through the woods, prairies, farms, bluffs and streams of Iowa County’s Driftless landscape.
More information on this project can be found on the DALC website. https://www.driftlessconservancy.org/driftless-trail
Date and Location:
Check In: 6:45am-7:45am
Race Start: 8:00am
Race End: Last Runner Standing
Address: 5749 County Rd H, Arena, WI 53503
-You have 20 minute to complete a loop.
-You must be in the starting corral at the start of the next loop when the cowbell rings. Crew tent/restrooms/on the course do not count as the starting corral.
-Runners coming in after the 20 minute limit will be eliminated.
-This is a bring your own aid event. There will be a designated are where crew tents can be set up. There will be a participants only tent where those without a crew can setup a chair/cooler.
-No runner may accept aid while on the course. Any aid must be carried on the person.
-Running poles are NOT allowed until the 3-hour mark or lap 10, unless course is wet then will be allowed from the start.
-3 minute warning-You will hear 3 whistle blows and music start playing
-2 minute warning-2 whistle blows .
-1-minute warning-1 whistle blow
-The winner is declared when there is only 1 person left who has successfully completed all laps in under 20 minutes. A solo victory lap must be complete to earn the win
-If no participant successfully completes the final lap. There will be no winner for this year.
There are absolutely no refunds under any circumstances. So please consider this closely before you register.
Local time: 3:11 AM
All entry fees go back into hosting these events and local organizations to continue building and expanding the trail network in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin.