Sasquatch Dash Trail Run Series 2016

Hey Folks!
Ben M. and I have been going over the race calendar for the year and we think we have some dates that will work for this year's 6 race series.  As always, all you have to do is show up and run! Those of you who want T-Shirts get the 10 point pre-order bonus. Send your name and size to: and you can pay for your shirt at the first event! Pre-order price is only $10 this year, after that it's $15.

By the way, here's the event calendar we were working off of. If we totally forgot some massive event, please let us know! Also, those are the events most Cyclova people will be attending in the upcoming months, so do as many as you can!

Here's the lowdown:

What is the Sasquatch Dash?

The Sasquatch Dash is a FREE, no-frills trail running series to show off some of the awesome terrain of the St. Croix Valley as well as provide an economical way to get some high intensity workouts. Everyone is welcome, but these are casual events on non-closed courses—so it's up to you to be on your best behavior. There will be 6 unsupported (this is why it's free) events ranging in length from 5 miles to 25km. All participants will be required to sign a waiver. Our race series is named after Sasquatch, don't expect to be coddled out there—if you want something to drink you better carry a water bottle; if you want to know your time you better be wearing a watch; if you want to know where you're going—you better keep up with the guy/gal in the lead (presuming s/he knows).

Series Rules:

Points are earned based on overall placing at each run for men and women. 1st-20, 2nd-15, 3rd-12, 4th-10, 5th-9,...13th and beyond-1. Points will be doubled for the 25k series finale.

2016 shirt will be a different color
The finish line will be a clipboard with a pen tied to it. Participants will be required to fill in their name on the sheet in their finishing order.

Your series score is the sum of your best 4 scores from the run series plus bonus points.

You can also earn 10 bonus points by pre-ordering our series T-shirt or 5 points by buying it after the pre-order period. To pre-order, simply send your name and size to by 4/10/16. Pre-order price is $10, after that it's $15.

Additionally you can earn 5 bonus points for participation in any of the following local events:

Event Details:

Start time is 9:00 AM

Course marking will be cue sheets and GPX files you can upload to your GPS device. Keep your eyes peeled for future blog posts about the specific races, or follow us on Facebook.

Individual Event Details (future race locations will be announced with the results of the previous race):

Run 1:
Date: 4/30
Location: Wert Preserve
Meet at: CyclovaXC 8:30am (race starts at 9:00am from the Overlook)
Distance: ~4.9 miles
We will use the same course we have started the series with each year running from the Overlook up to Wert and back.
Course Description and Map

Run 3:
Date: 5/21
Location: TBA

Run 3:
Date: 6/11
City of Trails 5k or 10k
This is a paid event (but only $20!!) and it's really well run. Like last year we are going to offer bonus points for this one. 15 points for finishing the half, 10 points for finishing the 10k, and 5 points for finishing the 5k.  Just let Ben ( know so we can check your results and tally your points.

Run 4:
Date: 7/2
Details and course: TBA

Run 5:
Date: 8/6
Location: TBA
Handicapped start?  That was a lot of fun last year.  We are penciling it in again this year.  Be sure to make it out to at least one race before this one to be seeded.

Run 6:
Date: 9/3
Distance: This has historically been the legendary 25k at BRC, however the property is in flux so we can't guarantee a race out there this year. But if not at BRC, we'll have a race somewhere and it will be awesome/epic/tremendous.

Making Sasquatch noises or dressing up like Sasquatch is encouraged. Keep your eyes peeled for more information (and for Sasquatch...he's out there)!

2013 Sasquatch Series Summary:

2014 Sasquatch Series Summary:

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