Build a Foundation
Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.
To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.
Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.
An unforgettable run on the beautiful Ahnapee State Trail. Join us for our fifith annual running event on June 22, 2019. Complete the event as a solo or team of 2-5 runners, and choose from distances of 50K or 50 miles.
Runners will line up at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds entrance for a staged wave start. They will head through Luxemburg to the Ahnapee State Trail, where they will continue for most of the rest of the event. From Luxemburg, they will travel through farmland to Reckelberg Park for the first exchange. Reckelberg Park will be a familiar stop for teams as they will visit this area three times during the event. From there the run heads south toward Kewaunee where they will pass through an exchange zone at the Ice Age Trail parking lot on County C. At the Ice Age Trail parking lot, there will be a nice spread of food available for runners as they pass through on the out and back. From this point, runners will proceed to the first turnaround at Bruemmer Park. This section of the trail is incredibly scenic as it skirts the Kewaunee River. After the turnaround, runners will pass through the Ice Age Trail Exchange and return to Reckelberg Park. From Reckelberg, they will head east toward Casco, where they will run through cedar swamps and arrive at the second food stop in downtown Casco. This is the turnaround point for the 50K runners, while the 50 milers will continue east. The next exchange is in Rio Creek, where the final push to the east will commence. This section of the trail crosses farmlands, passes through shaded woodlands, and crosses the Silver Creek. The turnaround for the 50 milers is at the outskirts of Algoma, and the return journey begins. Runners will head west back through Rio Creek, Casco, and Reckelberg Park, where they will make the final push for the finish line at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds, where the celebration will begin!!
In addition, we offer both a 50K or 50 mile ultramarathon for solo runners! We also have developed a 50K team relay for less experienced teams! Check out our team pricing options with categories for duos, trios, quads, and full teams of five.
Our course is stocked with water and energy drinks every 3-7 miles. In addition, we offer a fully stocked buffet at miles 15 and 25, along with energy gels at each rest stop There are also unmanned water stations available along our longer legs and later segments.
Early registration through July 4, 2018
Regular registration July 5-May 31, 2019
Last-minute registration June 1-Day of Event - No guarantee of shirt, medal, or race schwag for last-minute registrants.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Packet pick-up from 5:00-7:00 pm at Kewaunee County Fairgrounds at 625 Third St., in Luxemburg, WI.
Saturday, June 23, 2019 5:30- - Raceday Packet Pickup at the start line - look for the packet pick up tent!
6:00am - Wave one start
7:00am - Wave two start
8:00am - Wave three start
9:00am - Wave five start
12:00pm - Casco Cutoff - any teams arriving here after 12:00 will be directed to the short course.
12:00pm - Post-race party at Kewaunee County Fairgrounds at 625 Third St., Luxemburg, WI. Medals handed out at finish line.
6:00pm - Finish line closes
7:00pm - End of the post-race party at the fairgrounds
Parking information - Parking is available at the fairgrounds and teams can carpool to the start line where they will move from exchange zone to exchange zone as they follow their runners. Solo runners will be shuttled from the fairgrounds to the start line if needed.