The 2nd annual “S’more Fun Trail Run” fundraising event for the Friends of Mirror Lake State Park will be held on October 7th, 2017. Thank you to all of the participants and sponsors from last year!
NEW THIS YEAR: Participant cap has been increased to 400. We are also excited to announce that we will be using Tortoise and Hare Race Management timing company this year, making this a chip-timed event!
This fun run includes a 1 mile hike, 5K run and 10K run along the park’s scenic trails. The goal of this event is to introduce people to the state park and to raise funds to support ongoing and future Friends’ projects at the park. You will run along scenic Mirror Lake, near sandstone cliffs, up and down steep hills and to the finish line where you can enjoy post race food and beverages including s’mores around a campfire, making for a truely unique running experience! The family friendly 1 mile hike will take you on a loop through the woods ending at the post race area where you can enjoy s’mores too!
The Friends of Mirror Lake State Park is a non-profit that is organized for the charitable and educational purpose of supporting and assisiting Mirror Lake State Park. Some of the many projects that the Friends group helps with include the naturalist program, concerts in the park and candlelight ski and hike events. Future projects also include trail maintenance. Funds raised during the fun run will stay at Mirror Lake State Park and help with these projects.
Event details and schedule
Registration will be open until September 10th, 2017 or until the cap of 400 participants is reached. Participants who register before September 1st will receive a short sleeved t-shirt and goodie bag. Event particpants will also get post race food and beverages including s’mores by a campfire.
Packet pick-up will be held on October 6th from 4pm-7pm and on October 7th from 8:00am – 8:30am at Mirror Lake State Park. For directions to the park, please visit dnr.wi.gov keyword: Mirror Lake and click the Driving Directions link.
Race Day October 7th, 2017
10K will begin at 9:00am. 5K will begin at 9:15am. 1 mile hike will begin immediately following the 5K start.
The 5K and 10K will be chip timed. No refunds.
Top male and female 5K and 10K runners will receive an award, along with top finishers in each age division.
For safety reasons dogs will not be allowed at the event.
Parked vehicles require a Wisconsin State Park admission sticker. Stickers can be purchased on Oct. 6th at Packet Pick-up or upon entry on Saturday.
Parking will be available within the park at specific locations. On Run Day, please follow the directional signs and look for our parking attendants to help get you to available parking. Please allow time to walk from parking areas to the starting line as races will start on time. Parking on the grass and along the shoulders of the road is not permitted.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer please contact us at Mirrorlaketrailrun@gmail.com. For more information about the Friends group and the race check out the Friends of Mirror Lake State Park website at www.friendsofmirrorlake.org. Also please check out our Facebook page @smorefuntrailrun.