WRUT’n Run Wausau Rotary Ultra Trek & Fun Runs


October 7, 2017
8:30am - 2:30pm


Granite Peak Ski Area
3605 N. Mountain Road
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401


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Get Ready for the 10th Annual WRUT’n Run October 7th, 2017
9th Annual WRUT `n Run Race Descriptions:

Kids’ WRUT ‘n Fun Run* Kids will enjoy a run/walk on 4 loops of the green trail (Map Link) to complete their first 1 mile trail run… with a few obstacles… just to make sure they’re paying attention!

5K Race the Base  Don’t miss one of the most scenic races of the year. The leaves will be at peak color and the air will be crisp, no better time to race/jog/stroll the beautiful red trail (Map Link) at the base of Rib Mountain.  Perfect for all skill levels 3 laps.

5K Conquer the Mountain Try your feet at central WI’s most challenging 5K, 3 laps on the blue trail (Map Link) located on the lower portion of the ski area!

10K Adventure Run Designed by Larry, our trail running enthusiast, our newest trail is cut through numerous runs on the ski area’s lower, eastern portion.  3 laps on the yellow trail (Map Link) and you’ve bagged your WRUT 10k!

4-Hour WRUT Relay * Teams of 1-4 runners take on the ultimate challenge on the orange WRUT trail (Map Link). Teams have 4 hours to complete as many of the 2 mile loops as possible.


WRUT 2017 Agenda:

Friday, Oct. 6th, 2017

  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm:  Early Packet Pickup and Registration at Noodles & Company, located at 1800 Stewart Ave, Wausau.
  • A WRUT Pasta Special will be offered.

Saturday, Oct. 7th, 2017

7:30-8:30 am – Registration

8:30 am – WRUT n RUN 4-Hour Relay

9:00 am – Youth WRUT n RUN

10:00 am – 5K Race the Base

5K Conquer the Mountain

10K Adventure Run

Throughout the day events:

Door Prizes and Raffle

Music by Intensity DJ’s

Complimentary refreshments supplied by Mid-Wisconsin Beverage, Starbucks and Noodles & Company

Fall Color Chair Lift rides available throughout the day


Cost of this year’s races:

Kid’s WRUT’N FUN Run: $10

Race the Base 5K: $25

Conquer the Mountain 5K: $25

10K Adventure Run: $25

4-Hour WRUT Team Relay: $50 (per person – up to 4 people)


Are you really asking me to run up the mountain?!

Actually, the Kid’s WRUT, the 5Ks and the 10K are not too bad! The elevation for these races is comparable to other race venues in the Wausau area – see elevation map You can do it!!

What consists of a relay team?

The WRUT n RUN relay can consist of one to four people – how daring are you?


If I cannot make the race, can I give my entry to a friend?

No, you must notify us immediately of any changes to your entry. Except for the WRUT n RUN relay, timing and scoring are based on gender and age groups. Giving your entry to another person could affect outcomes.

If I am unable to attend, will I receive a refund?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds.

What about inclement weather?

The WRUT n RUN takes place, rain or shine (or snow, in one instance!).

What should I wear?

The best thing to do is practice in what you are going to wear. Running shorts, short or long sleeved t-shirts, depending on the weather and your comfort, and running or trail shoes.

What kind of timing will you use?
We will be using chip timing, professionally managed by Tortoise and Hare Timing.

What is chip timing?
A computer chip encoded with the athlete’s name and race number is attached the back of the bib that each athlete will wear on their chest. A “reader,” located under mats or in antennas on the arch, “reads” the chip and records the time as each athlete passes that point.
Can I wear the chip wherever I want as long as I have it with me?
No. The bib with the timing chip should be worn on the runner’s chest so that the timers can see and verify the number for accuracy.

Do I need to return the chip after the event?
No, for your convenience, the chip is disposable and can be simply discarded after the event.

When will prizes be handed out?

All race awards and prizes will be handed out at the same time, immediately after the WRUT relay is completed – approximately 1 pm.

Do I need to be present to receive door and raffle prizes?

Yes. Door prizes and raffle items will be chosen immediately after the awards for racers are completed.


Corleen O’Malley – Registrations

Phone:  715-340-2494

Email:  comalley@pfefferle.biz

Patrick Bradley – Course Information

Phone: 715-212-4531

Email:  patrick@myfamilyCFO.net

Debi Traeder – Sponsorships and Chair

Phone: 715-551-0966

Email: traeders@charter.net

Sponsors as of April 15, 2017:

King of the Hill
Miron Construction


Mountain Climber:
Granite Peak KinzieGreen SLS3 Mid-Wisconsin Beverage


Happy Trekker:
AC & Sons Tent Rentals
Noodles and Company
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