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Conserve School
Half Marathon & 5K

Land O'Lakes, WI
June 11, 2016

Join us in the Wisconsin Northwoods for a stunningly beautiful trail run. The half marathon includes single track along seven different lakes. The course also includes rolling cross country ski trail creating an eclectic mix of both fast and dance quality single track. This event represents a symbiotic between Great Lakes Endurance and the Conserve School, a nationally recognized semester school whose mission is to prepare tomorrow's environmental leaders. In addition to 20K of XC ski trail the campus features close to 10K of single track and the race courses employ the best of both. The campus also includes an organic community garden, a solar array and a Green Machine for ecological waste water management.

2016 Conserve School Event Schedule


Start Time

Half Marathon

8:00 a.m.


8:30 a.m.


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Travel & Lodging

Nearest Airport: Houghton, MI or Green Bay, WI
Chamber of Commerce: (800) 236-3432
Land O'Lakes Chamber of Commerce Website
Land O'Lakes Accommodations

Packet Pick Up

Where: Lowenwood Recreation Center, Conserve School Campus
Friday, June 10, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. or Saturday, June 11, 7:00 to 7:45 a.m.


Half Marathon

The courses starts near the Recreation Center and head eastward on single track ascending a ridge overlooking the eastern end of Big Donahue Lake before heading northward to an elegant section of single track along Little Donahue Lake and Lake Elaine. The course transitions to wide XC ski trail that gives runners views of both Little and Big Bateau Lake, before heading westward to capture a another section of single track not he northridge overlooking Lake Elaine. Runners descend back onto XC ski trail and head west through both pine and hardwood forests on their way to Ink Pot Lake and then past Dollar Lake before traveling along the edge of a tamarack bog before reaching Big Donahue Lake. Runners travel along single track along the shores of Big Donahue before heading into the finish at the Lowenwood Recreation Center.
Half Marathon Starts @ 8:00 a.m. Lowenwood Recreation Center



The course is a beautiful forested loop, starting near the Recreation Center and head eastward on single track around Little Donahue Lake And Lake Elaine before transitioning onto XC Trail. Runners head west through pine and hardwood forest before returning to the Recreation Center.
5K Starts @ 8:30 a.m. Lowenwood Recreation Center


Aid Stations

The Half Marathon features two aid stations at approximately 9K and 16K

Post Race Refreshments

Door County cherry juice and baked goods .

Conserve School Trail Run Entry Fees

EventUntil 11:00 p.m. April 1, 2016Until 11:00 p.m. June 1, 2016Until 9:00 p.m. June 10, 2016

Refund & Transfer Policy

No refunds. This means that once you have registered your entry fee will not be refunded for any reason by Great Lakes Endurance. offers entry fee insurance.
No participant transfers. This means you may not transfer your entry to anyone else.
No year to year transfers. This means that you cannot transfer your entry to any future events.
Event transfers. You may transfer from the 20K to the 5K until June 10, 2016. Email the race director ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to request an event change.
There are no refunds for entry fee differences between events.
Please note: Personal checks will no longer be accepted by Great Lakes Endurance.


Event Overall Male & Female Top Three in Each Age Group All Runners
Half Marathon Merrell Trail Running Shoes Maas Farm Maple Syrup from the northwoods of Wisconsin. Custom printed eco-technical race shift from Greenlayer.
5K Trail Running Gear (jacket, vest, or technical top)

Age Groups

EventAge Groups
Half Marathon 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
10 & Under, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Environmental Measures

  1. 100% Recycled Polyester technical shirts.
  2. Locally harvested maple syrup.
  3. Post race refreshments are locally grown, organic or both.
  4. All food waste composted and used in the Conserve School organic garden.
  5. Course marked with reusable flags removed directly after the event.