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Dances with Dirt - Devil's Lake

One of my favorite trail races in the area. Really well coordinated, low key, and a range of distances for all skill levels. Events include 10K, half, full, 50K and 50M. Devil's Lake State Park is a beautiful area and the view from the top of the bluff mid-race is amazing.

Be prepared for a lot of elevation, but a lot of beer waiting for you at the finish. You can either camp out the night before or stay at the nearby Devil's Head Resort. Any questions, ask me (Matt J) -- I've run it twice and camped out both times.

Full details here: http://dwd.runningfitsites.com/devilslake-home

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  • Jaime

    So...carpooling anyone?

    July 9, 2013

    • Harvinder

      Why u driving Kurt? We can go together. I am sure there will be folks who will have space in case I need to leave on Saturday and u want to stay

      July 10, 2013

    • Kurt O.

      Ok, let's talk.

      July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did you get the email about DWD camping? Looks like they're going to be a little more strict this year with tent passes and number of people (or at least that's what they're saying). I see they also changed the website to say $10 per person instead of per tent, so you may want to sort that out at registration. Here's what the email says:

    "Yo Dirt Campers!
    When camping in the start/finish field (reminder: tent campers only) you must have a tag on your tent so the resort security know you are legit! When you pick up your race bib/shirt, please make sure you also tell registration that you need a pass. They’ll have a list of how many campers you signed up and will give you tag(s) accordingly. SECURITY WILL BE COMING AROUND – if you don’t have your tag, and we’re not around (we leave at 9pm Friday night and by 8pm Saturday night) to bail you out, you’ll have to pack up or make other arrangements with the resort. Sorry…their rules…not ours!"

    July 11, 2013

  • Mindy

    Change of plans. Helping brother install new house windows Saturday. Have fun everyone!

    July 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well if Mindy isn't goin i'm not goin either.

      July 10, 2013

    • Mindy

      Ha! Miss you guys.. :-)

      1 · July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bad news: knee injury will keep me from running with you all. Good news: physical therapy starts this week. Hope to run again late summer. Have fun and happy trails!

    June 24, 2013

    • Harvinder

      Chris, hope u feel better soon

      June 30, 2013

  • Kurt O.

    Trail report 3 weeks out. After lots of rain this weekend, many wet areas. Ran the Ice Age from Palfrey's Glen parking lot. Uphill sections mostly ok. Some 12" deep puddles made for fun splashy bits. The backside downhill had a creek running down the trail for over a 1/4 mile. Rumor is the Steinke Basin area will be a muddy mess. Bring extra socks. Fortunately, bugs mostly non-existent. Should be fun guys!

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I LOVE this run! It will be the second time I'll be running it. I consider this one to be the ultimate challenge of the year for me. Yay!

    2 · June 18, 2013

  • Kurt O.

    If anyone isn't camping this weekend, I will likely be joining some Madison people at Devils Lake for a course recon/ big hill repeat. Aiming to arrive at Devils Lake at 8AM Sat. 6/22. Willing to carpool. Let me know. Phone[masked]

    June 18, 2013

    • Kurt O.

      Updated - now going Sunday 6/23 8 AM.

      June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As it turns out. Looks like ill be out of town

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Heads up everyone. There's an RSVP form for camping now - $10/tent/night with a $2.50 convenience fee. It says "number of people" camping, but that's really "number of tents", so don't overpay. http://dwd.runningfitsites.com/devilslake-info/hotels-camping

    May 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm just planning on Friday, but feel free to camp both nights if you want!

      May 30, 2013

    • Harvinder

      Sounds good Matt. We'll probably do another campsite on Saturday night since we'll be there anyways

      June 2, 2013

  • Harvinder

    50K

    May 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The good news is, if you travel in the opposite direction this time you'll end up in a lake and will know to turn around. :)

      May 15, 2013

    • Harvinder

      Hahaha...well that makes it easy enough, although its 5:30 in the morning so I might not realize the difference until I am struggling for air :)

      May 15, 2013

  • Harvinder

    no camp grounds in Devils Lake but there is availability at Mirror Lake State Park (i believe its 12 miles from Devils Lake). We should book quickly before it sells out

    May 13, 2013

    • Harvinder

      that's great. Thanks Matt

      May 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      May 13, 2013

  • Arun S.

    Anybody thinking of doing the 50K or 50 miles??

    May 2, 2013

    • Nick W.

      Thank you Arun! I have not heard anything regarding total elevation gain. All I know is any elevation gain after mile 20 is going to be too much.

      May 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just signed up for the 50K!

      4 · May 6, 2013

  • Jaime

    How early do you think we should reserve campsites?

    April 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry meant to type "Matt"....Stup­id smart phone

      April 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cris: the page says no campfires or gas stoves so I don't think you can bring yours.

      April 21, 2013

  • Lila P.

    Yes. That sounds perfect. Start line camping. Thanks for sharing Matt.

    April 21, 2013

  • Mindy

    Hey Matt and Kurt, what distance are you thinking of racing?

    April 11, 2013

    • Mindy

      Awesomesauce. This was my first half. I'm thinking the marathon this time, but it will depend on how I feel about running in general after Ice Age. Eeek.

      1 · April 11, 2013

    • Kurt O.

      At first I was thinking of the half, but maybe I'll try the full marathon.

      April 21, 2013

  • Patrick B.

    Looks like fun. Doing a trail marathon in Michigan that weekend.

    April 11, 2013

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