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.
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.
20k Course Stats:
Surface: Single Track Dirt
Elevation Gain: 750 ft.
Aid Stations: 1 Full Aid Station (Start/Finish/Headquarters at halfway), and 2 Water-Only Aid Stations
Course Layout: Out/Back, Loop Through Headquarters, Out/Back the other direction.
2024 will be the first year for this race and the 20k distance. The 20k will have the opportunity to see the entire Bird Sanctuary (brush prairie managed area). The 20k, like the 10k, has the perfect combination of rolling hills and flats to make the course easy to accomplish but also giving the opportunity to run fast.
The 20k consists of two out and back sections. The first section heads northeast to the Hwy. 53 Trailhead (water only aid station), and then back to the Start/Finish/Headquarters Area (the 10k course). 20kers will loop through the Headquarters and then head southwest to the other corner of the Bird Sanctuary at Twin Bridges Rd. (another water only aid station). They will then run back to the Headquarters and Finish Line.
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