April 1 2017 at 10AM
Special Theme for this Year
This year's theme is the 10 for 10 challenge [$10* for 10 miles...$1/mile] which includes the same elements of the past, but with some added perks.
What is New this Year
Notable medals for age group winners, 10% discount at The Shoe Box guaranteed for those registered early, overall 1st and 2nd awards (increased, and provided by The Shoe Box), and course records awards. See awards section for details.
The 10 mile and 2 mile start simultaneously at the same start line and are held on the same course.
Register early for $10 [post mark March 18th/online 21st], and $12 thereafter. Reduced entry available for kids & financially challenged. Inquire for details.
Black Earth Elementary School
1133 Center St
Black Earth, WI 53515
This is a scenic flat-route with sparsely spaced houses and farms with long drive ways. You will very infrequently see a car or a spectator on the road...That is until you get near the finish line. So for those who are entirely focused on how they are running or tend to get distractred or don't care much for sideline distractions, this is your event.
There are no official segregated waves for this event. Participants should line up according to their pace. Details are still be worked out (and may change), but here is what is tentatively planned...The 2 mile and 10 mile will start at the same time. The 2 mile will line up on the left side and the 10 mile participants will line up on the right side when facing south. 2 mile: People that would normally 13 minutes or faster shoud line up towards the front. 10 mile: People that would normally run 65 minutes or faster should line up towards the front. The mid pack would be around 80 to 100 minutes.
If you have a baby stroller, a kid that will be participating (or waiting for you at the finish), or a pet that will be with you (that can stay safely in your car, or needs assistance during the event), please contact us as early as possible before the race. We need to coordinate with you to assure safety and as a smooth of a day possible for yourself and the event.
Although traffic will be restricted in areas of race congestion, vehicles will still be allowed to pass through on the highway or center street when it is deemed as reasonably safe by course marshalls. With that in mind, you need to keep watch where you are running. Always stay to the far left side of the road, except in the following scenarios: only after you have looked 360 degrees around you and determined it is safe, may you 1) pass a group of people while extending to the right side lane or coming close to it; 2) consider following tangent lines and cones that are marking the course borders that go in the middle of the road (this may happen at the zig zag in the road. Course route details to be released Feb 15 to March 1).
At this time, we are not advertising any way to have pets participate with you on the course. We're sorry, but its one thing we weren't able to fledge out this year, but I'm sure most pet owners wouldn't expect any random race would allow them. However, we may get information up about pets for how you might escort and properly accomodate them at one of the local parks where they must be attended at all times. Coordinate with us ahead of time and realize rules will be strictly enforced. Basically, your pet must be able to safely (for both the pet and bystanders) and securely remain in the vehicle and not possibly attract any kind of attention of neighbors; OR you must make advanced reservation with us to hold your pet (this will be totally to our descretion and we may be resource limited for this...). There is currently no place that we can allow someone to tie up their pet outside or inside...no exceptions. Any unattended pets must remain in your vehicle as we have described; when outside your vehicle, they must be restricted by you at all times. Pets that may be considered noisy while in your vehicle alone, should either be left home, or you should coordinate with us to park somewhere where they can't be heard and will still be reasonably behaved. Pets are obviously not allowed in the school. Please keep at least 10 feet away from any school door. WARNING: If you think your pet may get an idea to make a pit stop somewhere near the school, move them immediately and/or don't take them near the school!
We've never had any issues with pets, and we've never advertised anything in relation to pets. Use common sense and be considerate to others in how you coordinate your pet. At this time, pit stops may only be allowed at the park (we have yet to confirm this is OK).
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