95.00 | December
115.00 | January - April
135.00 | May - June
155.00 | July - August
- you must register by 8/3 to choose a race shirt
- series registration close 8/13/20 at noon.
- you are allowed to change distance during the series
SINGLE RACE SIGNUP
SINGLE RACE REGISTRATION
25.00 | December
30.00 | January - June
35.00 | July - August
40.00 | September
- you must register by 9/21 to choose a race shirt
- online registration closes 10/1/20 at noon.
- you are allowed to register on race day for $40
RACE DATE: October 3 2020
LOCATION: Oleson Cabin
Whitewater, WI 53190
Athlete Guide: Click here for your guide
DISTANCE OPTIONS: all skill levels welcome
short: 3.5 miles
mid: 7.0 miles
long: 12.0 miles
STRESS FREE START
All assigned waves have been eliminated due to covid
welcome to the
GOLDEN KETTLE VILLAGE
Where it's all happening | The GK Village will not be happening at this event due to COVID 19.
some of whatcha get (COVID CRASHED)
1. Built in discount into all four series races.
2. Official 2020 Golden Kettle Trail Series decal.
3. Exclusive series runner coupons from sponsors.
4. $5 credit to use on series merchandise.
5. 4 incredibly organized trail races.
6. FREE professional runner photos at all events.
7. Accurate chip timed race results.
8. 4 awesome connecting finisher medals.
- put them together for a map of the southern unit!
9. Pot luck style post race spread.
10. Well marked trails & stocked aid stations.
11. Live music in the Golden Kettle Village.
12. Free locally brewed craft beer.
13. Free park entry for all 4 races.
1. One incredibly organized trail race.
2. FREE professional runner photos.
3. Accurate chip timed race results.
4. Awesome finisher medal.
5. Pot luck style post race spread.
6. Well marked trails & stocked aid stations.
7. Live music in the Golden Kettle Village.
8. Free locally brewed craft beer.
9. Free day entry into the trails.
The short course follows the red square markers on the trails. This loop will have one aid station available stocked with water (cup-less), tailwind and various sweet and salty snacks. Wide trails turning to single track. This route is the perfect beginner trail route. Flat and wide trails get you warmed before the trail turns to a wider single track with a few easy climbs. Just before the turnaround, there's a big climb up a ridge to give you a taste of some of the climbs you'll find on a long or mid course at the series. Go for it!
ELEVATION GAIN: 269ft
BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes
The mid course follows the green circle markers on the trails. This loop will have one aid station available stocked with water (cup-less), tailwind and various sweet and salty snacks. Mostly single track trails for this route. Featuring many twists and turns as you climb and descend your way to the turnaround. Amazing views, peaceful woods and an awesome course that's challenging but not over the top.
ELEVATION GAIN: 643ft
BEGINNER FRIENDLY: No
The long course follows the blue diamond markers on the trails. This loop will have three aid stations available stocked with water (cup-less), tailwind and various sweet and salty snacks. 90% of the route is on single track trails with spectacular views of the woods, lakes, and fields on this Ice Age Trail segment. Twists, climbs, fun downhills and nice flat sections to hammer down. Such a fun course!
ELEVATION GAIN: 1,024ft
BEGINNER FRIENDLY: No
CHASE THE SUN | FREE RUNNING GROUP
PARKING / SHUTTLES
Parking is now available at Oleson Cabin!
Park in the mowed area or on the side of the road. Please make sure you are off the road completely!
MEDALS / GEAR / OVERALL
All runners receive finisher medals!
All finisher medals can also attach to a merchandise item we have for sale that is an official golden kettle medal holder / hanger. The year and name of the trail head is on the front of each medal. Runners can collect these year after year and continue to add to their “chain” of completed golden kettle trail races they’ve done. Update: Due to COVID 19 we can not sell merchandise at the event.
We have various mnerchandise items up for sale now! We will have a full run of different apparel and accessory items for sale at each of the four events.
Overall awards are given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the mid and long distance races. The top male and female finisher in the short distance races are also awarded with an overall award. These awards are handed out in the finishers chute as you finish.
Any runners (male or female) looking to compete for the overall victory in the event must start in this wave, no exceptions. Runners who do not start in this wave, but complete the course with the fastest time of the day will be recognized in the results in their respective place, but will not receive an overall award.
NO TRACE • NO WASTE
No Cups / No Plastic Water Bottles | At all our events, we're eliminating the use of cups at aid stations as well as plastic water bottles at the finish. We will have water fill up stations in the GK Village. PLEASE make sure you run with a handheld or pack to fill up with water or electrolytes while out on course.
Fallen trees = finisher medals | All our finisher medals are made from wood that has been harvested from trees in the Southern Kettle Moraine Forrest. We use hemp as a ribbon and have every intention to continue this awesome process to lower our footprint and have a unique award for finishers.
Clothing | The average American throws away 80lbs of clothing a year. If you're like me, you have SO many race shirts that just stack up and rarely get worn. We're changing that - no race shirt means a lower registration price and less waste from our event. Don't worry, we do have awesome merchandise and gear for sale during registration and at the event. If you like the designs / want to rep the series, you can!
Garbage Bins Everywhere | You'll notice we have A LOT of garbage and recycle bins throughout the village. Use them, and please help us keep the area clean. The goal is always to pack up and leave the space just like it was when we arrived - as if we were never there :). If we see you throwing trash on the ground around the village or on the trail, we will pull your bib and DQ you from the race.
it's about more than running...
LET'S GET REAL
The Golden Kettle Trail Series is excited to be working directly with the Southern Kettle Moraine Department of Natural Recourses to help maintain and improve the trails in the Southern Kettle Moraine Unit.
Every time you race a Golden Kettle Trail Series event, feel good knowing you're a part of something bigger than yourself. By racing, you're enable us to support the DNR and their efforts in both maintaining and improving the trails we all love so much.