Friday, December 29, 2017

DRIFTLESS 50 | Race Registration Open

 Register for Driftless 50 Trail Races 2017Happy New Year! Everybody get out your race calendars. Registration is OPEN for the 2018 Driftless 50 Trail Races in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. Hope to see you guys and gals on the trails in September!

We are keeping the 50k, Marathon & Half Marathon course routes the same. The 10k will be eliminated and replaced by a 5k on the Cheyenne Creek Trails only. Race registration prices go up  June 1, 2018 and camping reservations fill up quick! Hope to see you all Friday-Saturday September 28-29, 2018.


Jan - June 2018July - Sept 2018
Sept/Race Day
Capacity

50k
$90$100$12050
Marathon
$75$85$9050
Half Marathon
$65$75$80100
5k
$40$45$50100

Friday, September 29, 2017

Eat Up: Great places to refuel after Driftless 50 Trail Races 2017

Hillsboro Brewing Company | Hillsboro, WI
The Goose Barn | La Farge, WI
Some of the most amazing places to recover and refuel your body and feed your soul are here in the Driftless Area.

From the infamous Stacy's Burger at Rockton Bar to the delectable pizza (try the Giant German!) at The Goose Barn in La Farge, these unique local gems offer delicious post-race food and beverage to refuel your body.

Hillsboro Brewing Company has the brew to quench your thirst!

Be sure to check out these great local places for some tasty goodness.

Call First!

Hillsboro, Wisconsin
815 Water Avenue
Hillsboro, WI  54634
Phone:  608-489-7486

La Farge, Wisconsin
S2106 24th Valley Rd.
La Farge, WI 54639
Phone: 608-625-4335
Directions


Rockton, Wisconsin
Rockton Loop Rd, La Farge, WI 54639
Phone:(608) 625-4395

Driftless Cafe | Viroqua, WI
Hillsboro, Wisconsin
186 Madison St, Hillsboro, WI 54634
Phone:(608) 489-2651


Beezer's Bar & Grill
Hillsboro, Wisconsin
1235 Water Avenue, Hillsboro, WI, 54634
Phone(608) 489-3007

Driftless Cafe
Viroqua, Wisconsin
118 W Court St
Phone: (608) 637-7778

RiversEnd
Ontario, WI
314 Main St, Ontario, WI 54651
Phone(608) 337-4803

Monday, August 28, 2017

Driftless 50 Race Day 2017 | VIP INFORMATION

We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday September 30th, 2017 at the DRIFTLESS 50k, Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 10k Trail Races! The race courses this year include the trails of The Kickapoo Valley Reserve and our own Cheyenne Creek Farm Trails. 

CHEYENNE CREEK FARM
E14051 Highway 33
Hillsboro, WI 54634

DIRECTIONS | GOOGLE MAPS

Friday September 29th, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pre-Race Check In / Packet Pick Up | Staging Area, Cheyenne Creek Farm
6:00 PM  Runner Meet & Greet / Group Campfire - Bring Your Own Drinks, Food & Chairs!
**CAMPERS: Please check in and wait for assistance to set up. Bring tarps for your tents. Thank you! 
Saturday September 30, 2017
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM  Check In / Packet Pick Up / Registration
7:00 AM  50k Start | Cut Off: 4:00 PM (9 Hours) <Prepare for Rain/Fog Delay>
7:30 AM  Marathon Start | Cut Off: 2:30 PM  (7 Hours)  <Prepare for Rain/Fog Delay>
8:00 AM Half Marathon Start:  | Cut Off: 12:00 PM  (4 Hours)
8:30 AM 10k Race Start | Cut Off: 12:00 PM (3 Hours)
11:00 AM  Raffle Drawing <Winners ticket will be taped to prize. No prizes will be mailed!> 

AWARDS: First overall finishers are awarded for each race. Be sure to see registration for your homemade prize. Also Medals awarded for 50k, Marathon & Half Marathon finishers. See registration upon completion. :)

🚵‍♀️ 🏇SHARE THE TRAILS 

The trails of both the Kickapoo Valley Reserve are shared by hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and hunters. Please wear bright colored shirts and yield to mountain bikers and equestrians. Announce to horse riders in a clear, calm voice that you are approaching and let them pass if you do encounter them on the trail. Horses are unpredictable animals and will most likely spook at a runner. Please share the trails!

🎧HEADPHONES

I will allow headphones for all races this year, however, please be VERY aware of your surroundings while plugged in. Keep your eyes up and try to keep the volume on your device at a minimum. Remember, you will possibly be sharing the trails this year with equestrians, hikers and mountain bikers. They will most likely not see you coming!

🌦WEATHER

The forecast for Friday & Saturday September 29th-30th, 2017 is shaping up to be a good one! It will probably be pretty chilly in the morning and rain might be expected. If you dress in layers, during your run, you can leave your item at any Aid Station w/ your Bib # attached for identification. Please do not discard clothing along the trail! 

TRASH & WRAPPERS

Please hold on to your energy supplement wrappers, kleenex, water bottles, etc etc until you arrive at an Aid Station. Keep these trails clean.  Please leave no trace! 

💦HYDRATION

 I highly recommend using hand held water bottles, hydration packs and/or vests for the 50k, Marathon and Half Marathon Courses. There are 4 main Aid Stations (runners pass x2) total. 3 for the 50k, 2 for the Marathon Course and 3-4 water stops. The Half Marathon has 1 main Aid Station (runners pass x2) and 2-3 water stops. Please see maps for details and carry enough water to stay safely hydrated.

🍌🍫🍪AID STATIONS 

There are 3 main Aid Stations (runners pass x2) on the 50k course plus 2-3 water stops and access to a port potty just over half way. There are 2 Main Aid Stations for the Marathon Course (runners pass x2) and 2-3 water stops. The Half Marathon has 1 main Aid Station (runners pass x2) 2-3 water stop. The 10k has 1 main Aid Station (runners pass x2) and 1 water stop.

🚑 If you cannot finish the race, please notify the Aid Station Leader and the Sag Wag will come pick ya up! If you need First Aid, there will be First Aid Kits available for superficial treatment (anything more serious and transport via Sag Wag to Medical Tent will be provided).

Aid Stations will be stocked with but not limited to: 

  • Water
  • Coke
  • Bananas & Orange Slices
  • Trail Mix
  • Homemade Oatmeal Raisin & Chocolate Chip Cookies  (mmmmm!)
  • Candy | Skittles & M&Ms
  • Pretzels & Potato Chips
  • Bagels
  • Peanut Butter

TRAIL MAPS

Please click the links below to view course maps. We will have maps for runners and spectators at Packet Pick Up/ Registration.

**50k RUNNERS:

⌛️START TIME: 7:00 AM

Familiarize yourselves with the trails that will be used on your course. You are starting on Cheyenne Creek Trails and heading out to Kickapoo Valley Reserve Trails, ending back at Cheyenne Creek Farm. The trails are clearly marked, but run into many other different (not used) trails on the Reserve Course. Keep an eye out for arrows, ground paint and ORANGE Flags. You are finishing the race on Cheyenne Creek Trails.**

DROPBAGS
Please have your DropBags ready for delivery to the CORPS ROAD AID STATION [ Half Way Point] by 6:00 AM on Saturday morning at Registration/Bag Check.

50k Trails include in this order starting on Cheyenne Creek Trails and heading out along County Rd F

  1. Start Cheyenne Creek Trails
  2. Hay Valley Trail (Aid Station)
  3. Dutch Hollow Trail 
  4. Rockton Trail (Aid Station
  5. Indian Creek Trail  
  6. Black Hawk Rock Trail  
  7. Bridge 14 Trail  
  8. Ma & Pa's Trail (Water Crossing
  9. Hanson Rock Trail 
  10. West Ridge Trail (Aid Station Here on Corps Rd)  
  11. Old Hwy 131 Trail 
  12. County Rd P to Black Hawk Rock Trail <DETOUR>
  13. Indian Creek Trail  
  14. Rockton Trail (Aid Station)  
  15. Dutch Hollow Trail  
  16. Hay Valley Trail  
  17. Bailout Trail  (Sentry)
  18. Road Crossing Here to Billings Creek Trail 
  19. Billings Creek Trail (Water Crossing)
  20. Hay Valley Trail (Aid Station) 
  21. Finish Cheyenne Creek Farm Trails.

**MARATHON RUNNERS

⏰START TIME: 7:30 AM

Familiarize yourselves with the trails that will be used on your course. You are starting on Cheyenne Creek Trails and heading out to Kickapoo Valley Reserve Trails, ending back at Cheyenne Creek Farm. The trails are clearly marked, but run into many other different (not used) trails on the Reserve Course. Keep an eye out for arrows, ground paint and GREEN Flags. You are finishing the race on Cheyenne Creek Trails.**

Marathon Trails include in this order starting on Cheyenne Creek Trails and heading out to...
  1. Start Cheyenne Creek Trails
  2. Hay Valley Trail (Aid Station)
  3. Dutch Hollow Trail 
  4. Rockton Trail (Aid Station
  5. Indian Creek Trail  
  6. Black Hawk Rock Trail  
  7. Bridge 14 Trail  
  8. Ma & Pa's Trail (Water Crossing
  9. Hanson Rock Trail 
  10. West Ridge Trail 
  11. Little Canada Trail
  12. Old Hwy 131 Trail 
  13. County Rd P to Black Hawk Rock Trail <DETOUR>
  14. Indian Creek Trail  
  15. Rockton Trail (Aid Station)  
  16. Dutch Hollow Trail  
  17. Hay Valley Trail  
  18. Bailout Trail  (Sentry)
  19. Road Crossing Here to Billings Creek Trail 
  20. Billings Creek Trail (Water Crossing)
  21. Hay Valley Trail (Aid Station) 
  22. Finish Cheyenne Creek Farm Trails.

**HALF MARATHON RUNNERS: 

🕰START TIME: 8:00 AM

You are starting on Cheyenne Creek Trails and heading out to Kickapoo Valley Reserve Trails, ending back at Cheyenne Creek Farm. The trails are clearly marked, but run into many other different (not used) trails on the Reserve Course. Keep an eye out for arrows, ground paint and YELLOW Flags. You are finishing the race on Cheyenne Creek Trails.**

  1. Start Cheyenne Creek Trails
  2. Hay Valley Trail (Aid Station)
  3. Bailout Trail  (Sentry)
  4. Road Crossing Here to Billings Creek Trail 
  5. Billings Creek Trail (Water Crossing)
  6. Hay Valley Trail (Aid Station) 
  7. Finish Cheyenne Creek Farm Trails.

**10K RUNNERS 

⏱START TIME: 8:30 AM

You are running out on Cheyenne Creek Trails to Hay Valley and then to Kickapoo Valley Reserve Billings Creek Trail. (Aid Station)  You will turn around and finish on the Cheyenne Creek Camp Trails. Your trails are marked with RED Flags, arrows and ground paint.**
  1. Cheyenne Creek Trails
  2. Hay Valley Trail (Aid Station)
  3. Billings Creek Trail (Turn Around!
  4. Hay Valley Trail 
  5. Finish Cheyenne Creek Farm Trails. 

🍌🥜FOOD & DRINKS🍪🥐

Runners will have access to coffee, hot chocolate, pre/post race food and water coolers at the Start/Finish, Aid Stations and Water Stations. Please bring your own water bottles, hydration packs for fill ups.

Thank you again and we'll see you on race day!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

DRIFTLESS 50 TRAIL RACES 2017: Registration Open!

 Register for Driftless 50 Trail Races 2017Happy New Year! Everybody get out your race calendars. Registration is OPEN for the 2017 Driftless 50 Trail Races in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. Hope to see you guys and gals on the trails in September!


We are keeping course routes the same, with just a little trimming of the fat on the Cheyenne Creek Trails. Race registration prices go up  June 1, 2017 and camping reservations fill up quick! Hope to see you all Friday-Saturday September 29-30, 2017.


Jan - June 2017July - Sept 2017
Sept/Race Day
Capacity

50k
$90$100$12050
Marathon
$75$85$9050
Half Marathon
$65$75$8075
10k
$40$45$5075