Fri, Jul 09 | Waupaca

The Basics of Trail Running

If you are interested in trail running and not sure where to start, look no further. Join us for this intro to trail running weekend, and learn what about trail running, and what makes it so unique. We'll cover a variety of topics such as fueling for long runs, technique, and much more!
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The Basics of Trail Running

Time & Location

Jul 09, 5:00 PM – Jul 11, 12:00 PM
Waupaca, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, WI 54981, USA

About The Event

Event Info

All paces welcome! This weekend is designed for casual runners looking to transition into the world of trail running. We will be camping at Hartman's Creek State Park in Waupaca Wisconsin. This gives us direct access to the majestic Ice Age Trail as well as trails located inside the park. Kim will be leading informative sessions about the nuances of trail running and leading group runs throughout the weekend. Our goal is to share knowledge and help build confidence to get you out running your local

trails! 

Trail miles tend to be slower-paced, and we can accommodate the needs of all guests- no one left behind! 

Course Highlights

  •  Fueling
  •  Equipment/Gear
  •  Safety
  •  Trail conditions/etiquette
  •  Training

Itinerary

Friday evening

  • Camp set up
  • Introductions and Dinner
  • Lecture-Session 1 (fueling, gear, safety, trail etiquette, and route planning)

Saturday

  • Breakfast
  • Long Run (Plan to start early due to the July heat!)

Run approximately 6-8 miles along the Ice Age Trail. Options to run shorter or longer with our True North Van being available at road crossings for pick up, as well as water fill-ups and support. No need to worry about being fast or falling behind- use this day to find your groove on the trail! Relax and take in the views- Walking encouraged. Expect hilly terrain.

  • Debrief and route review
  • Lecture-Session 2 (Stretching, recovery, and training)
  • Lunch
  • Optional Shake-out run and/or recreating (The park has a nice beach and optional kayak rentals)
  • Dinner

Sunday morning

  • Breakfast
  • Optional run (approximately 3-5 miles)
  • Departure

Meals

We will be cooking camp style and have the amenities that car camping offers. The following meals will be provided.

  • Friday night- dinner
  • Saturday- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
  • Sunday- Breakfast, snacks

Gear

Members are responsible for obtaining their own gear, or gear rental (for camping)

can be rented by selecting the “Admission w/ gear rental” ticket option.

Required gear for running

  • Appropriate clothing for weather conditions. July in WI tends to be hot and humid
  • Running shoes (Trail runners encouraged but not necessary)
  • Chosen hydration system (water belt, handheld water bottle, camelback, etc.)

Safety

All True North Expeditions staff are certified First Aid/CPR and every one of our events is led by a certified Wilderness First Aid guide. Guides are experienced with wilderness and outdoor travel and are equipped with GPS and Satellite phones when necessary 

We ask that guests refrain from bringing alcohol, illegal drugs, or weapons of any kind.

Ticket Price

Admission-$XXX.XX-Ticket price includes camping at Hartman’s Creek State Park Friday and Saturday

night, meals listed above, guided runs, and informational sessions. 

Admission with Camping Gear Rental-$XXX.XX. This ticket price includes camping at Hartman’s Creek State Park Friday and Saturday night, meals listed above, guided runs, and informational sessions. Also includes a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and headlamp.

Attendees will need to purchase a Wisconsin State Park day or annual pass. You can find information on parking passes here.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations less than 7 days from the date of the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the end will receive a full refund, minus a 5% service fee. A refund will be issued in the form of a check. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing, we will notify you when the refund has been issued. Additional information will be emailed to you after registering.

True North Expeditions, Inc. reserves the right to substitute the events listed in the description above in the event of inclement weather, availability, or other uncontrollable events.

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