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Timber Swinder: Wannigan Days 5 K Run

Hey Folks!

Here's another great CyclovaXC event to put on your calendar: The Timber Swindler Wannigan Days 5 K Run for Saturday, July 21, 2012!

The Timber Swindler is a race with significant historical relevance to the St. Croix valley.  Originally founded in 1835 by Frunck Lundgerdeenren of Oslo, Sweden (the lesser known city Norway stole the name of its capital from), the 5 k was a fanciful prance of local long bearded lumberjacks who completed the course in 40 lb steel toed boots, red and black checkered flannel ware, while hoisting a several hundred pound shanghaied log on their bulky shoulders.  They would then take these stolen lengths of timber and cash them in for untold riches (back when you could get money for a soggy piece of wood).  

Actually, it wasn't so much an organized race as it was an example of...well, theft.  The race has lain dormant for the last 177 years, but we're reviving it like a genetically engineered lost relic from the past.  That's the kind of awesomeness Wannigan days deserves.

Think of it as an homage to the larcenous lumberjacks of yesteryear for 2012 (lumberjack attire not required...though we have to admit it's not discouraged).

Be there for some Timber Swindlin'

9AM Saturday, July 21, 2012
$15 Pre-register, $20 Race Day
Registration and Bib Pick-up 7:30-8:45 @ CyclovaXC
FREE KIDS 1/2 Mile Run 10:15 @ Snap Fitness
Awards 10:30 @ Snap Fitness

125 N. Washington St. 
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
(715) 483 3278

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