Running Wild Trail Run 2019

Saturday 8th June 2019

Maplewood State Park: 39721 Park Entrance Road, Pelican Rapids, United States

Trail running, 1 Mile


Activities

  • Running-7K - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-1 Mile LIFE Hike - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-Kid's Run WILD (ages 5-7) - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-Wee Run WILD (ages 4 & under) - Individual Age group/open

Description

Join us for the Eighth annual Running Wild 7K Trail Run and 1mile LIFE Hike on Saturday, June 8 2019 at Maplewood State Park! Proceeds benefit Health Resources of Fergus Falls.

The Running Wild course navigates through the beautiful, but challenging terrain of northwest Minnesota. There are two race options a 7K trail run or a 1mile LIFE Hike. Running Wild Trail Run is a family friendly event. Kid's Run WILD is a 200 yard dash for kids ages 5-7 and WEE RUN WILD is for our youngest runners ages 4 & under!!  There is a race for everyone! 

The 7K terrain includes some uneven ground, lots of mini-hills, a gravel road, moderately challenging hills and the rigorous Ironwood Trail Hill. The 1mile LIFE Hike is an out and back course.

www.runningwildtrailrun.com

Running Wild Trail Run is held at Maplewood State Park located seven miles east of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, on State Highway 108 in Otter Tail County.

Maplewood State Park offers more than 9,000 acres of tree-covered hills, including clear lakes nestled in deep valleys, hardwood forests, wild flowers, a variety of wild life and 25 miles of hiking trails.

If you are up for a challenge or just want to enjoy nature at its finest; reserve your spot on the starting line today!

Event details and schedule

PACKET PICK-UP:

Pre-Race: Friday, June 7, 4:00 – 6:00pm at Health Resources Center, 126 E Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 218.736.6050

Race Day: Saturday, June 8, 7:00 – 9:30am at the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter at Maplewood State Park

 

REGISTRATION:

Pre-Race: Entry forms must be submitted on-line at active.com by June 6 at 11:59pm. Participants can still register at Packet Pick-up on Friday, June 7, 4:00 – 6:00pm at Health Resources Center, 126 E Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 218.736.6050

Race Day: Saturday, June 8, 7:00 – 9:30am at the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter at Maplewood State Park

 

STARTING TIMES:

9:00am           Kid’s Run WILD (ages 5-7) 200 Yard Dash

9:05am           Wee Run WILD (ages 4 & under) 200 Yard Dash

9:15am           Kid’s AWARDS

9:40am           Running WILD 7K Trail Run

9:45am           Running WILD 1M LIFE HIKE

11:00am        7K & 1M AWARDS

 

AWARDS:

All Kid’s Run WILD participants will receive a finisher ribbon and gift bag The top three boys and top three girls will also receive the card game Uno Wilderness.

All Wee Run WILD participants will receive a finisher ribbon and gift bag.

All 7K finishers will receive a unique finisher medal as they cross the finish line.

Beautiful bottles of Maple Syrup tapped from Maplewood State Park are awarded for top overall male & female 7K & 1Milers. 

Age division awards are given to the top three male and female 7K and 1Mile finishers in each of the following age categories:

9 & under ● 10-13 ● 14-19 ● 20-29 ● 30-39 ● 40-49 ● 50-59 ● 60-65 ● 66+

 

COURSE MARKINGS:  - all in RED (flags & ribbons) White 12”X18” Signs for Mile Markers.

Please use CAUTION: many rocks, tree roots, loose gravel.  The finish can be especially problematic as you go from trail to pavement so please use extreme caution. The 7K is a challenging course – pace yourself!


WATER STOPS: There will be three water stops on the 7K course – near mile 1, 3 & 4.  Please utilize the water stops, especially if it is a warm, humid morning. First Aid Kits are also available at each water stop.

 

FIRST AID:  There will be a First Aid table at the finish line and at Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter.  Also, an on-site EMT and an AED will be available.

 

PARKING:

All Running Wild Participants receive a day park pass as part of your registration fee.

Parking is limited, so please ride share if you can. There will be parking attendants to help you park in the most efficient way.  Please arrive at Maplewood State Park in plenty of time to park and pick up your packets.

 

ON THE COURSE:

Headphones are allowed.  Strollers & pets are not allowed during the time of the race for the safety of all participants.

 

RESTROOMS/Changing Rooms:

Portable Toilets – by finish/start line

Restrooms – in building just below the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter

 

Miscellaneous:

-FOR SALE:

            Running Wild Trucker Hats $20

            Car Window Stickers $3

            Water Bottles $5 (limited quantities)

       -There is a "signature mat & frame" that we want all race participants to sign-it will be located at the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter. 

-Bring a dollar or two to enter to win a $250 gift certificate to Central Lakes Cycle! ($1 per entry – will be drawn at the awards ceremony at 11am)

- Don't forget the Selfie Station!

-bring a sack lunch and swimming gear to enjoy Maplewood State Park for the day

 

The money we raise goes to further the services to women, children and men of the community through pregnancy tests, first trimester ultrasounds, STI testing & treatment, educational programs, and much more at Health Resources Center. www.hrcff.org

Organised by

Health Resources Center

126 East Lincoln Avenue, Fergus Falls

Phone: 2187366050

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