Southern & Northern Kettle Moraine Forest
Carri Compton | Race Director
This series is crafted to take all the stress away from race day. You get the same outstanding race expreince you would come to expect from a Mammoth event, just on your time. The six different trail systems we cover all have unique features about them and I love that. We experience big hills, fast courses, technical single track, gravel roads, amazing views, smooth wide trails and everything in between. Each race has its own personality that fits in perfectly with the others.
The people are what makes this series so fun. Yes, we have the band, the food, the awesome trails, etc... but its the positivity, laughter, hard work and crazy stories that make the series what it is. If you don't know anyone yet, don't worry - you soon will.
I can't wait to serve you on race day and help you with anything you might need. It's an absolute honor to direct these races and call you all friends. See you at the trailhead!
A Mammoth signature - STRESS FREE START
A FEW ASSIGNED WAVES
First Timer Wave - Starts at 8:30am on Saturday. Meet next to the black Mammoth Endurance check in tent inside the athlete village by 8:15am. Our running guides will be there to answer any questions you and get you ready and comfortable for your race. Once your race starts, our guides will do their best to run alongside you and keep you going during your race! Our courses are VERY well marked, so no worries on getting lost :)
Elite Wave - Starts at 9:00am on Saturday. Please be checked in, ready to run and in the start corral by 8:50am at the latest. This wave is for anyone who wants to race with other speedy trail runners and compete for the overall at the event in your chosen distance. Keep in mind, results are not final until the end of the day and it is not required that you start in this wave to claim an overall victory or top three. Even though you may come in first place in this wave, it doesn't mean you've won the race!
LAST CALL - Although you're free to start anytime from 7:00am - 11:00am, you MUST have started your event by 11:00am. We will close down the start line promptly at 11:30am on the dot. Don't say we didn't warn ya ;)
...some of whatcha get - pending covid of course.
1. Built in discount into all six series races.
2. 2021 Golden Kettle Series decal.
3. $5 credit to use on series merchandise.
4. Free professional Focal Flame photos at all races.
5. Six hand assembled wooden finishers medals.
6. Option for adding on 6 awesome race T's.
7. Pot luck style post race spread.
8. Live music in the Golden Kettle village.
9. Free locally brewed craft beer.
10. Six incredibly organized and run trail races.
11. Free park entry into all six races.
12. Exclusive runner coupons from series partners.
13. Well marked trails & stoked aid stations.
1. Free professional Focal Flame photos at all races.
2. Hand assembled wooden finishers medals.
3. Pot luck style post race spread.
4. Live music in the Golden Kettle village.
5. Free locally brewed craft beer.
6. Incredibly organized trail race.
7. Option for adding on 6 awesome race T's.
8. Free park entry into the race.
9. Well marked trails & stoked aid stations.
THE GOLDEN KETTLE VILLAGE
All the good stuff - When you arrive, walk under the archway and enter into the village. Find locally brewed craft beer, shop the best running gear from the best local running shop, check out the Golden Kettle merchandise tent, enjoy live music, a campfire (only at some), and finally stop at the trail booth to learn how to get involved in volunteering some time working on these trails we all love so much.
VENDORS AT EACH RACE
Hubbleton Brewing Co.
Performance Running Outfitters
Bigger Than The Trail
Ice Age Trail Alliance
Official GK Merchandise Tent.
NO TRACE • NO WASTE
No Cups / No Single use Plastic - You'll find a lot of useful things at our aid stations, cups are not one of them! Please make sure you have a handheld or pack to fill with water at the aid stations. We do not hand out water bottles at the finish line of our event. Rather, we do have a water fill up area that you can utilize to catch a drink and rehydrate after your race.
One Bib, All Series Long - That's right, your race bib from race #1 is your race bib for the rest of the series. Running races have A LOT of waste when you think about it - we're on a mission to lower ours. Why throw away a perfectly fine race bib after just one race? Use that thing over and over! If you forget your bib, we do have extras at check in.
80lbs a Year! - The average American throws away 80lbs of clothing a year. If you're like me, you have SO many race shirts. We do not include a free race shirt with registration, but rather give you the choice to see the shirt during registration and decide if you want it as an add on. We think out shirts are awesome, but that doesn't mean everyone needs one :). We also have really nice merchandise for sale if the race shirt just isn't your cup of tea.
Garbage Bins Everywhere - Get your trash in the bins! We've made the extra effort to have both garbage and recycling available inside the village. If one of our crew spots you tossing garbage on the ground, we will pull your bib number and DQ you from the race. We take great pride in keeping these beautiful areas just how we found them. If you're not on board for that, you're on the wrong ship.