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Wisconsin > Hill Country Trail & River Challenge Half Marathon
Hillsboro, WI

   

Date

Saturday, September 26, 2009


 
Event Details

Nestled within the hills and valleys of beautiful Wisconsin is a little area known as the Hill Country, or The Driftless Area. The Hill Country includes the small communities of Elroy, Hillsboro, Kendall, La Farge, La Valle, Ontario, Union Center and Wonewoc. For the past five years, those interested in improving their physical capabilities as well as competitive athletes have come together to enjoy the “400” State Bike Trail and Baraboo River while participating in this fun race meant to promote your health.

A smaller version of what is known to many as a typical triathlon, this triathlon challenges participants to run five miles on the bike trail from Hillsboro to Union Center, paddle a canoe or kayak six miles down the Baraboo River from Union Center to Wonewoc and then pedal a bike for eight miles on the “400” State Bike Trail from Wonewoc to Elroy.

If multi-sport just isn’t for you, the Hill Country Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer a half marathon option this year as well. The 13.1 mile run will also take place on the “400” State Bike Trail with the same finish line in Elroy as the triathlon. The “400” State Bike Trail is part of 101 “rails to trails” miles of connected State Trails which runs through Wisconsin.

The members of the Hill Country Chamber of Commerce invite you to challenge yourself and many others, by taking advantage of this opportunity to start the summer off right and get fit for your health with the concrete goal of this triathlon or marathon in mind. Announce to family and friends early on that you will be training for this race, encouraging others get involved and train with you, and ensuring your triathlon/half marathon goals are met by September 26th.

Each year the triathlon/ half marathon grows and brings more people to the Hill Country area from all over Wisconsin and from neighboring states. The Hill Country Chamber of Commerce encourages participants to spend the weekend in our community and enjoy the peace and quiet of West Central Wisconsin.

-- Race description provided by Sue Zimmerman, Executive Director for the Hill Country Chamber of Commerce


Race Weather & Climate

Located in the southern central part of the state, roughly 90 miles by car from Madison to the southeast, the town of Hillsboro typically experiences mild to moderatey cool and sometimes cold weather conditions in the early fall season, with somewhat drier weather in September than in the preceding summer months. In September, the town's average monthly temperatures range between 71°F and 47°F, while rainfall totals average about 3.77 inches for the month.


Fees

$30 for the half marathon, if registered by September 11, 2009
$40 after Sept. 11


Registration

To reserve your spot in the fall 2009 running of Wisconsin's Hill Country Trail & River Challenge Half Marathon, register online at the race website.


Website

www.hillcountrychamberwi.org


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