KD Park is the perfect location for the Hills are Alive Trail Run and Walk. This looped course, allows you to enjoy the varied landscapes of this former gravel quarry and a 39-acre lake. The beginning of the loop takes you around the lake on wide groomed paths and some picturesque single track. The view is so spectacular that you might be inspired to take a few selfies during your trail adventure! Your circle back is a single track through the woods where deer and trail runners play! The trail is well maintained and not highly technical so this course is welcoming but is also challenging due to the hills.
Once you have completed your loops, you will return to a St. Patrick’s celebration with corned beef, cabbage, and carrots and potatoes. Craft soda and great company make Hills Are Alive Trail Run/Walk the perfect kick-start to your spring training!
The 9-mile trail event is a trail race for PRIZE MONEY. It will be age-graded. Age grading is a way of putting all race participants on a level playing field, regardless of age or gender. For example, a 24-year-old male running a 5K event in 30 minutes will have an age graded time of 30 minutes, a 68-year-old man running it in 30 minutes would have an age graded time of 22:47, and a 13-year-old girl would have an age graded time of 27:45. This unique twist will put a little running fire under everyone's feet as the fastest time may not necessarily win!
This event is part of the 2018 CaniCross Event Series. If you are wondering what CaniCross is, you are not alone. It is similar to mushing, but instead of pulling a sled, your dog is pulling you through the trails. All that is required is a gangline, harness, and canicross belt. This event is a timed three-mile loop. While it can be competitive, it also can be a fun way to test out both your and your dog’s fitness. For more information about your CaniCross Events, visit our website, www.traildogrunners.com
This event is perfect for all fitness levels and is dog-friendly for those not interested in participating in the CaniCross Event.
Kenosha Running Company will donate part of the proceeds of this event to the Kenosha County Parks Trail Maintenance and Restoration Fund to help maintain and protect the trails that we all use and love.
XCThrillogy is offering RUNSURANCE on this event. If for any reason you are unable to attend the Hills Are Alive, 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.