NORTH END TRAIL RUN TO DEBUT JUNE 1
The North End Ski Club in Cable is pleased to announce the inaugural running of the North End Trail Run on June 1, 2019. 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. It is also the site of a Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) trailhead that provides access to the Ojibwe Trail and Sleigh Trail, as well as other CAMBA bike trails.
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). “Local runners over the years have really enjoyed the Ojibwe Trail,” notes Ron Bergin with both the North End Ski Club and CAMBA. “It’s the sort of trail that you really have to pay attention.” The trail winds deep into the Bayfield County Forest through varied forest types.
The North End Ski Club also presents the North End Classic Ski race in February and recently added the North End Snowshoe Classic in January. Dates for these events are: ski race – Feb. 9, 2020 and snowshoe race – Jan. 4, 2020.
The North End Trail Run will be a low-key, few-frills event with the goal of having a good time and enjoying the trails and the camaraderie of fellow runners. All runners will receive a trail run hat. Age Class winners will each receive a custom North End Trail Run key fob/bottle opener. Overall winners will also receive a slice of Tilly’s Pie.
The entry fee for all distances is $30 through May 31 at 6:00 pm. Race day registration is $35 and will take place at the North End Warming Cabin.
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.
Click to download a printable entry form. Trail Run Entry Form