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Black River Trail Classic 25k

October 21, 2017

General Info

Thanks for checking out the Black River Trail Classic! We're really excited to have a trail running event in the Black River State Forest. The forest is already known for its cross country skiing and ATV riding, but we wanted to introduce a whole new crowd to these amazing trails.

As far as we know this is the first event of it's kind on these trails. You won't want to miss your chance to be one of the first people to run a trail race in Black River State Forest!

You can expect a race with beautiful views, big climbs, rolling ridgelines, dense forests, and open meadows. We hope you'll find it a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience.

When: October 21, 2017
Where: Black River State Forest Smrekar Trailhead - Black River Falls, WI (Directions)
Start: 9:30am (25k)
Course Closes: 5:30pm (25k)

Race Day Parking

The Smrekar Lot has room for plenty of cars. If you are not able to find a spot in the lot parking is along Smrekar Rd. Please keep all four tires off the road and make sure you look for any no parking signs!

Cut-off Times

8 hours for the 25k. This is an average of about 30 minutes per mile or better.

Finisher Medals

Each finisher will receive a one of a kind hand crafted finisher medal.

Here's a preview of the medal.

Finish Line (The place to be!)

We will be serving locally made meat and vegetarian chili, with fixings and cookies. This is free for racers and volunteers.

Along with some other finish line goodies, we'll have locally made soda on tap from Twigs Beverage, in Shawano, WI

Registration Info

Registration is done online only and is open until October 17, 2017 at 11:59:59pm. The price is $52.

Packet Pickup / Pre Race

Bib pick-up and check-in begins at 6:30am and ends at 9:15am.
There is NO race day registration.
Bib pick-up is located in the Smrekar warming house.

Runners should be to the starting area around 9:15am to begin the race at 9:30am. (25k)

Race Guide

Registered runners should download the race guide.


Download full size course map.

No Cups!

There won't be any paper/plastic cups at aid stations, and there won't be any paper/plastic cups at the finish-line. We won't be making any exceptions to this rule. Please make sure you have your own container for water, soda, and electrolyte drinks.

Elevation Chart*

* For reference only. Actual data may vary.

Aid Stations

This document should be a valuable resource for both runners and their crew and spectators.

Download the Aid Station Info. This document is also included in the race guide.

Crewing and Spectators

Crew can assist runners at crew accessable aid stations only. Please do not follow your runner on the course or aid them in other areas of the forest. We encourage crew and spectators to review the race guide and print a copy of the aid station info to use on race day.


1. No littering. None. Don't do it. Bring it in, bring it out.

2. Be nice. Be nice to each other, be nice to the volunteers, be nice to other park and trail users.

3. Have fun.

Violation of rules 1 and 2 will get you disqualified. If you are observed violating rule 3 (i.e., not having fun) we may withhold your post-race food and drink.


The race is in Black River State Forest in Black River Falls, WI. The address is:

N4170 Smrekar Rd., Black River Falls, WI 54615

Google Map Link (Use this!)

Use this link to get directions right to the race parking area.

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Black River Trail Classic
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