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Our mission at NCTRaces is to raise a charitable donation for our local chapter of the North Country Trail Association.  The Brule-St. Croix chapter of the NCTA is responsible for building, improving, and maintaining the North Country Trail in our area.  As runners, hikers, and nature enthusiasts this trail is essential to in our connection to nature.  It is our pleasure to help in any way possible, whether through donations, trail work, volunteering, or enrollment.

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Date: April 20th, 2024

Distances: 10k and 20k

Registration: Ultrasignup and In Person

Location: 13038 S. Bird Rd., Gordon Wi, 54838

Registration:  UltraSignup and In Person (if spots are available).

10k Course Stats:

Surface: Single Track Dirt

Elevation Gain: 400 ft.

Aid Stations: 1 Water-Only Aid Station

Course Layout: Out/Back

Start Time: 10:30 AM


2024 will be the first year for this race and distance.  The 10k is an out and back course from the race Headquarters area.  The turnaround area will be a "water only" aid station at the Hwy. 53 Trailhead.  The course is half (or a little more) in the open prairie of the Bird Sanctuary, and the rest is in timber that is still designated as the Bird Sanctuary but sees more cover and trees.  This can be a great first trail race or first 10k distance.  The hills are mostly rolling, with one or two that are a little steeper.  It could also be an opportunity for a seasoned trail runner to run competitively as the trail is not super technical, and mostly rolling hills.  For the runners more like me, this 10k is a great course to get in some views and enjoy the scenery or the wildlife prairie and timber sections.

Like all NCTRaces, the 10k is 100% on the North Country Trail and this section is all single track trail, there will be custom-made Finisher awards, and bigger custom-made awards for Top Three Overall Finishers in each division.

10k and 20k Course Map

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