The North End Ski Club is excited to again host our annual North End Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, May 28. Runners will have three distances to choose from: 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon, all of which start and finish at the North End Trailhead.  The Half Marathon will start at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 10K and 5K at  9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. respectively, with bib pick-up starting at 7:45 a.m.

The course is mostly singletrack on the CAMBA Ojibwe mountain bike trail with some North End Ski Trails. The terrain is constantly rolling and varied with only a few longer sustained hills. The Ojibwe Trail is one of the oldest mountain bike trails in the area and, except for a few more recent additions, has mostly retained its original “old school” rustic character. It is narrow, twisting and has regular technical attributes (rocks and roots) and winds deep into the Bayfield County Forest through varied forest types. There will be water/energy drink on the course but racers should plan on carrying their own water bottle.

Registration is online only with no day-of registration.  Registration closes at 3 p.m.  Friday, May 27, but to be guaranteed a goodie bag you must register by Tuesday, May 24.  All participants will receive a loaf of homemade bread from Tilly’s Pies in downtown Cable and a jar of homemade jam from the ladies of the UCC Church in Cable. Racers are asked to register by May 24 to make sure enough bread is ordered.  Awards will be presented to the overall men’s and women’s winners in each race, as well as the first place male and female in each 10-year age group.  There will be no ceremony and awards will be presented immediately after the race. The cost of the event is – $30, with kids under 12 – $15 with a goodie bag, and kids under 12 – free without a goodie bag

For further information, contact: Shelly Wilson, shellywilson68@gmail.com, (715)307-3720 (call or text).