Petrifying Springs County Park in Kenosha, WI, is the location and provides perhaps the best trails along the Pike River. This is an ideal trail running and walking event for the more adventure-minded runners and walkers. You will encounter single track trails, groomed trails, up and down hills, and, if the Pike River cooperates, a river crossing (the water at the crossing points is typically less than 12 inches deep). If the course sounds a little challenging, at times it can be, but it is welcoming and we promise that you will love this course!
Coureurs de Bois (which means to run in the woods) offers four different distances for runners; 4 miles, 8 miles, 12 miles and 16 miles and two different distance for walkers; 4 miles and 8 miles. Runners can also run the 8, 12, or 16 miles as a two-person relay, alternating the 4-mile loop. The relay as it turns out can be a great event for couples with younger children, while one runs the other is playing with the kids! Last year a couple told me it was the first time they could run the same event together!
For those that enjoy running or walking with their dog, this is a dog-friendly event! We started a tradition last year of serving crepes and other great food, and soda and will continue that tradition.
Kenosha Running Company will donate part of the proceeds of this event to the Kenosha County Parks Trail Maintenance and Restoration Fund. Please consider a donation as well towards the trails that we know and love!
XCThrillogy is offering RUNSURANCE on this event. If for any reason you are unable to attend the Coureurs de Bois Trail Run and Relay, you can defer your entry to the next year's event, run a similar priced event, or get 80% of your entry fee refunded. Select RUNSURANCE as an option during registration if you are interested.
The Kenosha Running Company is humbled and thankful to announce that all military veterans, active serviceman, and their spouses will be able to run/walk all of our 2018 events for free. If you are a veteran, active serviceman, or a spouse, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call our office (262)925-0300 to get the discount code for the free entry. Please note, you will have to show your military ID at packet pick up.
If you are not involved in the military, please consider a donation to the military program so it will be maintainable and sustainable for many years to come. Donations may be made online with your race registration to the XCT Military Program.