The North End Ski Club in Cable is cautiously optimistic about the second running of the North End Trail Run now scheduled for Sunday,  August 2 .The North End board of directors, a.k.a. race organizing committee,has been studying and debating  a number of options to insure adequate social distancing and runner safety.  A number of options are still on the table but see below *.

In light of the current circumstances and the economics of putting on events, this will be a no-frills event this year, with minimal perks. The club simply wants to offer a community building event and give people an opportunity to safely enjoy the trails and the trail experience.

The trail run will take place at the North End Trailhead, 41640 Randysek Rd. in Cable, about two miles south of downtown Cable. The North End Trailhead is home to the North End Ski and Snowshoe Trail system and the North End Warming Cabin.

The North End Trail Run will start and finish at the trailhead and will include distances of 5 kilometers, 5 miles and 10 miles.  All courses will utilize the Ojibwe singletrack bike trail and segments of the North End Ski Trails.  The terrain of the area 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). The trail winds deep into the Bayfield County Forest through varied forest types.

The entry fee for all distances is $25 through August 2 at 8:00 am.  All registration will be online, in advance. There will be no on-site, race day registration.

The North End Ski Club also presents the North End Classic Ski race in February and the North End Snowshoe Classic in January. Dates for these events are: snowshoe race – Jan. 2, 2021 and ski race – Feb. 7, 2021.

All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the North End Ski Club, a non-profit organization, and maintenance of the trails and trailhead.  For additional information, contact race director Shelly Wilson at 715/307-3720.


Date:   Sunday, August 2

Time:  10 mile —   8:30 AM              5 mile —    8:45 AM              5 K —    9:00 AM

Location:    North End Trailhead, Cable, WI

Awards:   Over-all Man and Woman from each race will receive a loaf of bread from Tilly’s Pie in Cable (

There will be no age group awards but all participants will receive a homemade jar of Jam made by the UCC church jam ladies.

Registration: Due to the Coronavirus, Online Registration only!!  all races $25.  Day of registration is available but must be done online

Click here to register.

Refund Policy: if race is cancelled due to Coronavirus, there are 2 options:  1.  receive a full refund   2.  make a donation to the NE to support the trails

Bib pick up: starts 7:30 at the North End Trailhead Cabin 

Aid Stations:  Please bring and carry your own water/energy.  Bottled water and GU packets will be available on the course, self serve


* Race Safety Precautions

  • Do not attend the event if you feel unwell for any reason
  • All participants must be aware of the risk
  • No registration is available on site.  Registration is online only until 8 AM race day (Aug 2)
  • Participants are asked to wear a mask at bib pick up and in the start/finish area
  • All staff will wear a mask at bib pick up and at the start/finish area
  • Practice physical distancing in the common areas, start/finish area and at bib pickup
  • Hand sanitizer will available in common areas and on course water tables
  • Bring and carry your own water/energy
  • Tables and touch points will be limited and disinfected throughout the event.
  • Outhouse is available and will be sanitized.  Disinfectant wipes and/or spray will be provided for users to wipe down touch points before/after use.


RESULTS – 2019

Mens Age Group

Mens Overall

Womens Age Group

Womens Overall