Wisconsin > Hill Country Trail & River Challenge
Saturday, September 26, 2009
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
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
$30 for the half marathon, if registered by September 11, 2009
$40 after Sept. 11
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.
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