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For Calumet only! If you email me your name, WORS number and a promise to pay whether or not you actually show up at the race by Tuesday, August 1st at midnight I will enter you in the race. If you do this it is very important that you go to the WORS tent to have your registration processed and not to regular race registration. Thanks for your understanding and as of today we think the problem will be resolved by the end of the week.
Please help us pass the word.
With a moderate breeze bringing some relief from the high temps for Sunday
- Race Start Times have been modifed for all remaining WORS Trail Running events for 2006. Starting times will be as follows at each remaining event 10K - 8:45am, 5K 8:50am.
- The typical 'day before' On-Site Registrations and race packet pickup for the Fleet Feet Sports Mad Scramble race in Middleton will take place on Friday August 18th at the Fleet Feet Sports-Madision store at 8440 Old Sauk Rd from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. This is just 1.5 miles from the race venue at Pope Farm Park and only 1/4 mile west of the beltline.
Same Day On-Site Registrations will take place begining at 6:30 at Pope Farm Park and run through 8:30. (see event page for directions)
- To limit trail wear at Pope Farm Park, there will be a 250 runner limit to the Feet Feet Sports Mad Scramble. This limit is not race distance dependent. Also, runners will not be allowed to wear metal spikes at this event in order to limit trail wear as well. And finally, although the park ordinarily allows for dogs, our agreement with the Town of Middleton stipulates no pets will be allowed during the running of this event. For everyone's best interest and future relations with park management we ask all runners and guests to respect these few guidelines.
along with Red Flint Sand & Gravel and many others, the Firecracker looks like a good bet to become one of the best of the best.
Soon after last year
The course at Eau Claire is easily one of the most unique of our racing series. It features grass covered road, open grassland, winding/wooded trail, a pine grove in a prairie setting and some challenging undulations in and amongst the small vallies that dot the park. With a field nearly 50% larger than last year's, there were plenty of enthusiastic runners to enjoy every last step of it.
We like to chat amoung ourselves about who traveled the furhest to attend our events. We have had folks from California, New York, Kentucky, Idaho, Colorado and other more regional states. We have even had a runner from Ontario. And this year at Eau Claire, we once again got to expand our reach to new distances. Oddly enough, while medalist Molly Kate Ortiz from Ketchikan, Alaska might have seemed the run away winner in this 'unofficial' category, the actaul winners (and not soon to be outdone we think) were Robyn and Anthony Zeller who hailed from Minato-Ka, Tokyo. A distance of roughly 6300 miles.
The hands down winner in the category of 'Good Genes', has got to go to the Bye family of Chippewa Falls. Weighing in with 5 entries, from ages 13 to 46, the family came away with 5 individual medals, two 1st's, two 2nd's and a 3rd. Another record not likely to be broken any time soon one would suspect.
We would like to thank all the folks up in Eau Claire, Phil Johnson and crew and our event hosts for this event, the Indeanhead Track Club for their amazing support and assistance in making this venue one of our hottest and fastest growing series race. We also would like to thank Scheels All Sports and TDS Telecom, our title sponsors, for their generous and enthusiastic sponsorship of this event. Make no doubt as to the effort and numbers of volunteers it takes to make an event of this quality happen. We want to recognize everyone who helps makes this series possible and at the highest quality possible to provide our runners with the best off road running experience possible.
See you all at our next event in Calumet in August!