This event is a collaboration between Great Lakes Endurance and Conserve School, who both share a passion for creating awareness of the natural environment. The race course travels along 7 wilderness lakes and includes elegant single track as well as wide grassy cross country ski trail. Nationally recognized as an environmentally focused private academy, the Conserve School provides students with a world class curriculum in the heart of Wisconsin’s north woods. The school also features over 20 kilometers of cross country ski trails and 8 kilometers of sustainably built single track. The school has a large photovoltaic array, a “Green Machine” wastewater treatment facility, and a community organic garden.
The Half Marathon course starts near the Recreation Center and head eastward on single track ascending a ridge overlooking the eastern end of Big Donahue Lake before heading northward to an elegant section of single track along Little Donahue Lake and Lake Elaine. The course transitions to wide XC ski trail that gives runners views of both Little and Big Bateau Lake, before heading westward to capture a another section of single track on the north ridge overlooking Lake Elaine. Runners descend back onto XC ski trail and head west through both pine and hardwood forests on their way to Ink Pot Lake and then past Dollar Lake before traveling along the edge of a tamarack bog before reaching Big Donahue Lake. Runners travel along single track along the shores of Big Donahue before heading into the finish at the Lowenwood Recreation Center. The Half Marathon starts @ 8:00 a.m. Lowenwood Recreation Center
The 5K course is a beautiful forested loop, starting near the Recreation Center and head eastward on single track around Little Donahue Lake and Lake Elaine before transitioning onto the XC Trail. Runners head west through pine and hardwood forest before returning to the Recreation Center.
5K Starts @ 8:30 a.m. Lowenwood Recreation Center