Hey, its a big weekend in St. Croix Falls. Not only is it the kick-off event for the 2016 Sasquatch Dash series of free trail races, but it is also the Spring Awakenings all weekend long, and the Woolly Bike Race on Sunday. Be sure to go check out those other events and plan to spend the weekend in the St. Croix Valley.
But this post is all about the Sasquatch Dash.
We meet at CyclovaXC at 8:30. The shop will be open for your last minute bathroom trip. We will give the run down of the course, sign waivers, and then we will walk over to the Overlook at about 8:55.
At 9:00 we will get set and go!
The course will be unmarked and open so please use good judgement and good manners. After traversing the course we will be finishing at the Overlook again. There will be a clipboard with a pen at the finish to record your own finish time and place. Your entry fee (free remember) didn't cover chip timing, sorry. The group typically hangs out until the last person finishes.
Pretty simple, low key, and a lot of fun with other people who want to go run through the woods. No need to worry if you aren't fast or are afraid you might get lost. We cheer just as much for the last finisher as the first (actually the first usually doesn't get any cheering) and we've had lots of people get lost but they've always made it back. Heck, I have designed most of the courses and have taken a few wrong turns myself. It'll be fine, and FUN.
2016 Course #1
I am still working on this. I haven't run in the valley in a few weeks so I'm not certain of the trail conditions. It will almost certainly be a run over to Wert Preserve and back. Our classic starting course is up into Wert and to take each of the three out and back branches from the pond intersection. That will be the fallback if things are too soggy to do anything else.
Plan on about 5 miles.
What To Do Afterward
First, refuel at the Dallas Bakery and Coffee House.
Then find something fun to do on the Spring Awakenings Calendar
Or ahead of time send an email to email@example.com and help with race prep. There will be lots going on Saturday to prep for the race on Sunday and your help would be awesome. I personally will be doing this after coffee.