Blockhouse Trail Run

    3rd Annual Blockhouse Trail Run

    2013 Results
    4.1 Mile Course- Female | Male
    7.4 Mile Course - Female | Male

    Welcome to the Blockhouse Trail Run!  Our race goal is simple.  Have fun while running through nature.  Platteville Human Powered Trails feels that  running through prairie, forrest, and vegetation is just more rewarding than pavement.  Come join us for an unforgettable trail run that will surely satisfy your inner craving to run green.  Both courses have countless climbs, descends, and switchbacks which are the hallmark of any great trail course.  This will make the short and long course feel much longer than actual mileage because of the undulating and demanding terrain.  

    When: June 21st
    Where: Hirsch Farm, W. Timber Dr., Platteville, WI - Google Maps direct link
        1) Take exit 18 and turn South onto County D (away from Platteville) for 2.6 miles
        2) Turn right onto Airport Rd for about 1.5 miles
        3) Turn right onto Timber Lane (gravel)
        4) Take the left fork and follow it a half mile to the field entrance
        - 7:15am - 8:10am Pre-Race checkin
        - 8:20am - Race announcements
        - 8:30am - Start long course race
        - 8:40am - Start short course race
    Cost: $10 for pre-registration; $15 for race day registration
        * Pre-Registration (pre-reg $20, same day $25)
            - Visit Momentum Bikes in Platteville, fill out a registration form and pay $20
            - Send a $20 check and a completed registration form to:
                Platteville Human Powered Trails
                              25 W. Main St.
                        Platteville, WI 53818           
    Short Course: 5.5 Miles
    Runners begin by circling an open field and slowly descend into the valley floor.  After three miles of net downhill, runners begin a difficult last uphill mile.  Approximately half the course is single track and the other half is three foot wide mowed prairie grass.  There will be one water station just over three miles in.  The course will be very well marked and runners will be accompanied by some of the most esthetic landscape the area has to offer.   

    Long Course: 9.5 Miles
    A true runners test!  This course will Showcase most of what the farm has to offer.  Highlights include:  Three epic climbs and descends from the valley floor, two creek crossings (makeshift bridges should keep your feet dry), bridge and barn crossing, and unparallel scenery.  Camelbaks are allowed and encouraged.  This course will be meticulously marked and runners are expected to stay on the trail the entire race.  Do not underestimate this course.  Runners can expect to run AT LEAST 2 minutes per mile slower than paved roads.