This event is named in honor of Tom Bunk, who was a mentor to so many of us. Tom went far beyond being a role model for ultra-runners, showing everyone he encountered the right way to live life. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Tom Bunk Memorial Fund. The first project planned is a shelter at the Scuppernong trailhead, currently under construction. SHELTER PHOTOS
Thanks to the Badgerland Striders and all the generous donors for your support! Once the shelter is complete, future proceeds will fund other projects in the State Forest.
2017 Results Posted
All races use the Nordic trail system in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeast Wisconsin (located on Hwy. H, about 1 mile north of LaGrange and Hwy. 12):
N9084 Cty. Rd. H
Whitewater, WI 53190
State Forest Map
All pre-registration will be on-line; open May 1st through Oct. 31st. Race-day registration will be available on-site (cash/check only). Runners may switch distances after signing up; please contact the RD no later than 1 week prior to the race for changes. NOTE: All entry fees are non-refundable.
State Park Sticker
A state park sticker is required for all vehicles at the Nordic trailhead. If you do not have one, we will provide a daily sticker for your vehicle at no charge. Additional stickers for crew and spectator vehicles will need to be purchased if required ($5 per day); pick stickers up at check-in (do not use the self-pay booth when entering the parking lot).
There is no campground at the Nordic trailhead, and overnight parking is usually not allowed. Participants will be allowed to park overnight on Friday and Saturday nights only, and set-up a tent or canopy on the grass just north of the shelter building; camper/RV parking will also be allowed in the parking lot. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SET UP, CAMP, OR SLEEP IN YOUR VEHICLE ON THURSDAY; DOING SO WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE RACE. Camping before or after the race is available at the Ottawa Lake campground.
Check-in begins each day at 6am at the start/finish area. PLEASE NOTE: Daylight savings time usually ends this weekend, but we do not set our clocks back an hour on Sunday morning. If you are arriving Sunday for the 50K, the start time is 7am per our clock. If your timing device (phone, watch, gps) automatically updates for DST, then your start time is 6am (per your device).
There will be a fully stocked manned AS at the start/finish area, with a wide variety of food and fluids. There will also be an unmanned AS with fluids and snacks about half-way along the Blue loop; crews and spectators are not allowed at the unmanned AS. Click here for more detailed AS information.
Runners can leave a drop bag with their personnel supplies at the start/finish area.
Runners in the 200M, 150M, and 100M can have a pacer (1 at a time) after they complete their first 5 loops. Pacers are not allowed in the 50M and 50K.
There will be an award for the overall male and female champion in each event (no age group awards). Finishers in the 200M, 150M, 100M, and 50M races will receive a buckle, while 50K finishers receive a medallion. You must finish the race you start in order to receive a finisher award, with the following exception: 200M runners who drop out, but complete 150+ miles within 48 hours will receive a 150 mile buckle.
Questions?? Want to volunteer on race weekend? Please contact me via email or phone at:
Not able to be there on race weekend? Please consider making a donation to the Tom Bunk Memorial Fund. Checks can be made out to the Kettle Moraine Natural History Association, and mailed to:
Kettle Moraine Natural History Assoc. – Tom Bunk Memorial
Kettle Moraine State Forest
S91 W39091 Hwy 59
Eagle, WI 53119