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  • Pop's Knoll entrance on Hwy 92

  • Two miles west of Mount Vernon

  • 20 miles south west of Madison

  • 5 miles south east of Mount Horeb

  • Parking is limited at Pop's Knoll entrance, please car pool if possible.

Race Date

May 4, 2024

Race Day​

  • Registration opens at 7:30 am

  • Race starts at 9:00 am

Early Packet Pick-Up

  • Thursday, May 2nd, 5:30 to 7:30 PM, 

  • Location: Movin' Shoes, 528 S. Park Street, Madison, WI

Course Description

The race course will remain the same in 2024, including both 5 km and 15 km options. The goal being to have an option for people new to racing and/or trail runs by offering a shorter distance race (5 km) and having a longer race for those looking for an extra challenge (15 km).  As always there will be some prairie, some single track, some sand, some slick bridges, and of course some hills!

The run is timed/chipped by inFocus Timing.

Energy drinks, water, and energy food are provided at race aid stations. 


$40 for both 5 & 15 km run. There is a total capacity (combined 5K & 15K) of ~350 participants, so make register early.  100% of net proceeds donated to Friends of Donald Park.  Funds are earmarked for trail maintenance and repair.

Commemorative pint glasses are included with the registraion fee

SPECIAL LOCALLY CRAFTED AWARDS will be given to the overall male and female in each 5 km and 15 km as well as the top 3 in each age group: Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50- 59, 60-69, and 70+.


Cash payout if you break the course record$50 is added to the pot each year. Both women's records fell in 2019 but not since, so pot is at $200 for both 5km & 15km. Both men's records fell in 2022 so the pot is up to $100 for each the 5 & 15 km distance.   

Post Race

After the race, enjoy well-earned live music, delicious homemade cookies, chocolate milk, coffee, NesAlla Kombucha, and (for those of the legal age) Hop Garden Beer and Brix Cider.

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