Fall Festival

The fifth annual Yankee Springs Fall Trail Run Festival is on the calendar for October 3, 2020. Since it worked out well last fall We’ll again stage the race at Deep Lake Campground. You’ll have three distances to choose from: 10k(ish), 25k, and 50k. There will also be a free kids’ 1 mile fun run.

Date: Saturday October 3, 2020

Start/finish location:
Deep Lake Campground
(off Yankee Springs Road between M-179 and Gun Lake Road)
Click here for a map.

Race schedule:

  • Packet Pickup: 6:00 am
  • 50k start: 8:00 am
  • 25k start: 8:30 am
  • 10k start: 9:00 am
  • Kids’ 1 mile fun run: 11:00 am
  • Cut-off time for all races: 5:00 pm

The courses: We are using a lot of the same beautiful rolling single track trails as our winter and spring races, but with some modifications. There will be a 10k (ish) loop and a 25k loop. The 50k is the 25k loop twice. Click here for a course description and maps.

Aid Stations: There will be one aid station on the 10k loop and four on the 25k course. They will serve water, Gatorade, and a variety of sweet and salty snack foods.

Pacers: 50k runners are allowed to have pacers on the second lap. There will be a waiver at the registration table for pacers to sign. Pacers are welcome to aid station food. To avoid confusion with the timing we ask is that pacers step off the course before the finish line.

Camping: Yankee Springs State Recreation Area has two campgrounds. Rustic camping is available at the Deep Lake Campground near the start/finish. If you prefer a modern campground, check out the Gun Lake Campground. To reserve a site at either campground go to the DNR website.

Race fees:

race register by February 29 March 1-August 31 September 1-race day
kids’ mile $20 $20 $20
10k $40 $55 $70
25k $55 $70 $85
50k $70 $85 $100

Long sleeve tech shirts are include in the registration. Please sign up by September 20 to be guaranteed a shirt in your size.

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