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2006 Alpine Valley Open

Sunshine, cool temps and light winds, greeted the hardiest of WORS Citizen Youth racers as they toed the line at 9:30 Sunday morning to get the racing underway in the Hayes Disc Brake Citizen Youth Series Race.  Although the Citizen Youth/Citizen course at Alpine Valley measures as one of the shorter courses in WORS distance-wise, the challenge of the terrain stretches racers

WORS 2006 Rudy Rack Big Ring Classic Course MapThe Rudy Rack Big Ring Classic is fast approaching and with some logging and other changes at Nine Mile last year
Wausau Coming Up FastOur next event, the 9-Mile Forest Trail Run - Presented by Eastbay, is less than two weeks away. This race last year proved to be our second largest race ever and with better positioning between Grandma's and Journey's Marathons we expect an even bigger race this year. Runners can still register on line through Sunday May 28th or by mail postmarked by Saturday May 27th. And don't forget, those who miss their chance to register either On-Line or by mail can still register at the discounted rate On-Site on Saturday June 3rd between the hours of 4-6 pm. Early registrations help our timers provide faster and more accurate results so your early registration benefits everyone!

We want to welcome back the Wausau Area Runner's Club as our Guest Event Hosts this year and remind everyone that a portion of all entries will be donated to this great club as well as our 2006 Charity Club - The Achilles Track Club out of Madison. Both are great organizations that give back to their communities and we are delighted to be able, on behalf of our runners and sponsors to contribute to their ongoing efforts.

Good Luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing you at Wausau on June 4th!
Iola Kicks Off 2006 SeasonRunners were treated to an absolutely gorgeous day and a fantastic course for the first trail run of the season. Sixty six runners took the field to edge out last year's venue record attendance by 1 with over 1/2 of those registered for this years Series Competition. We would like to thank the Iola Winter Sports Club and all the volunteers for their hard work and gracious hospitality in once again allowing our runners to enjoy the use of their wonderful trails. We want to extend a special thank you to Phil & Jon who opened up new trails for us this year and put in the extra effort for us to accommodate the new 5K & 10K Trail Run formats for 2006.

Our 10K runners got things started followed 5 minutes later by our 5K runners. The 10K field started the same as last year but about 1 mile into the course were sent on new trail, untouched by the wheels of the mountain bikers that were to follow. This short loop included a good sized climb which was followed immediately by another as it rejoined the regular circuit. The first 5K of their event proved to be the more challenging half of the race. Halfway through, they merged onto the 5K course where they would share the trail the reminder of the race. The last 5K ran more level trail that wound through great pine forests and wide grass covered throughways until the finish just outside the sports club chalet.

Our first race winner of the year was Scott Hansen of Rothschild, WI who won the men's 5K event in 20:41. Jeremy Johanski of Green Bay took second followed by Jake Swanson of Stevens Point. The women were led in the 5K event by Stephanie Kottke from Wausau in a time of 23:06. Sheri Van Epps of Onalaska followed up with second and Gabriela Baranova from Zion, IL finished out the top three.

On the 10K course Kara Vosters of Stevens Point took first for the women in a time of 43:18. Sandra Gregorich of Madison took home second place while Lucy Davies of Peoria, IL came in third. The men's 10K saw Jay Punke of Wausau, WI take honors in a time of 37:22. Archie Barribeau of Kaukauna followed in second and Jonathon Rulseh of Steven's point finished third.

WORS Trail Running would like to thank our Series Title Sponsor TDS Telecom and Event Title Sponsor Moosejaw Mountaineering for their generous and enthusiastic support for our 2006 kickoff event. We also want to thank all our racers. You are why we are here and why we do what we do. Your participation at this event has helped raise over $500 to be distributed between the Iola-Scandinavia Cross Country Teams and the Achilles Track Club of Wisconsin. Thank you all and we hope to see you again at our next event, the 9 Mile Forest Trail Run - Presented by Eastbay on June 4 in Wausau, WI.
Appleton Post Crescent May 2, 2006

"We have taken steps like we don't have mandatory move-ups

WORS Year 15 Off and Running

The runners were the first to hit the course, competing in the Moosejaw Bump & Jump Trail Run at 9:00.  As first event of the WORS Trail Run Series, the Moosejaw experienced approximately a 10% increase in participation, as did the mountain bike race that followed.  For complete results and more information on WORS Trail Running, visit


With its new sponsor, the Hayes Disc Brake Citizen Youth Series race got "America

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