Covid-19 Update - July 26th: The Wisconsin DNR is currently in Phase 2 of their re-opening plan, which allows group gatherings (classes, camping, limited special events, etc.) with certain restrictions. At this time, we still plan to have the race, provided things don't move backwards to more shut downs. Plans would most likely include modifications (race caps, limits on crew & spectators, etc.), which are all still being worked out. Registration is open, and if the race were to be canceled, all entries would be rolled over to 2021. Updates as we have them will be posted here.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 permanent year-round shelter at the Scuppernong trailhead, now complete and in use! SHELTER PHOTOS
Thank you for your donations and support for this project! Future proceeds will fund other projects (TBD) in the State Forest.
2019 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 Nov. 3rd. 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.
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 AS details. NOTE: We have moved towards being a cupless event; pre-filled paper cups will not be set out at the aid stations. Runners will be responsible for carrying their own container (bottle, vest, reusable cup, etc.) to refill along the way. If you do not already have a reusable cup, we will provide you with one at check-in, courtesy of Hammer Nutrition! Thanks for your help in reducing the trash generated by the race.
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.
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