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Iola Trail Run 2012

Iola Trail Run
15K, 5K & Kid’s 2K
Iola, Wisconsin

April 15, 2012

Great Lakes Endurance introduced the Iola Trail Run in 2011 and it quickly became a favorite trail race on the Spring calendar. The inaugural race featured an inch of fresh snow and beams of sunlight through the woods. The venue is the much loved Iola Winter Sports Park with its famed cross country ski trails on rolling terrain carved by glaciers 10,000 years ago. The 15K also includes a classic section of the Ice Age Trail. This event supports youth skiing programs at the Iola Winter Sports Park.

2012 Event Recap 

Trail Season Opens at Iola

New for 2012!

All race shirts will now be beautifully sewn eco-technical shirts from Atayne of New Brunswick, Maine. Atayne crafts its shirts from 100% Recycled Polyester and sews them in the United States. The fabric is soft, comfortable, durable and highly functional.

Iola Trail Run Event Schedule

Event Start Time
10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Kid’s 2K
11:30 a.m.


Registration and Packet Pick Up

Online registration only. This is part of our effort to reduce waste. Packet pick up will take place from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. on race day, Sunday, April 15 at the Iola Winter Sports Park Chalet. Runners must register by April 1, 2011 to receive a race shirt. No race day registration. 


5K & 15K

Both courses starts near the chalet and are comprised of a combination of wide cross country ski trails, the Ice Age Trail, and winding, forested single track. The 15K course follows the 5K course back to the ski chalet and then heads out on a challenging 10K outer loop.
15K Starts @ 10:00 a.m. Iola Winter Sports Park Map
5K Starts @ 10:10 a.m. Iola Winter Sports Park Map

Kid’s 2K

Course includes two laps on a single 1K loop starting and finishing near the ski chalet. The entire course is comprised of wide cross country ski trails. Parents may run with their kids. The race is spectator friendly.
Starts @ 11:30 a.m. Iola Winter Sports Park. Map

Aid Stations

The 15K has aid stations at 3.1 miles and 7 miles with water and Hammer Nutrition HEED. Runners must run with a wide mouth water bottle that will be refilled at each aid station as desired. When approaching the aid station simply open up the wide mouth on the bottle and a volunteer will refill your bottle with beverage of your choice using a pitcher. Recap your bottle and be on your way with a supply of liquid for the next 3-4 miles.

Post Race Refreshments

Post race refreshments include Door County cherry juice, iced coffee, maple oatmeal cookies, triple seed whole grain crackers, and local artisan cheese (Oak Grove Dairy). Baked goods are homemade with local and organic ingredients.

Race Fees

Race fees include:

  1. Custom printed eco-technical shirts by Atayne (Guaranteed only if registered by April 1).
  2. Post race refreshments.

2012 Iola Trail Run Fee Schedule

Event Until midnight
March 14, 2012
Until 7:00 p.m.
April 14, 2012
Kid’s 2K

No refunds or participant transfers. this means that once you register we will not refund your entry fee for any reason nor can you transfer your entry to another runner. You may transfer events up to and on April 14, 2012 with appropriate payment for entry fee if necessary, unless the event is full. $25 fee for cancelled & NSF checks.


Event Overall Male & Female Top Three in Each Age Group All Runners
Montrail Running Shoes
One pound blocks of Aged Cheddar, Longhorn Colby, & Marble Jack Cheeses from Oak Grove Dairy.
Custom printed Eco-technical race shirt from Atayne.
Mountain Hardwear Gear (jackets, vests, technical tops)
Kid’s 2K


Age Groups

Event Age Groups
5K & 15K
15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Kid’s 2K
8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14

Environmental Measures

  1. 100% Recycled Polyester technical shirts, sewn in the U.S. awarded to all runners.
  2. Locally made (Oak Grove Dairy) artisan cheese awarded to the top three in each age group.
  3. Post race refreshments are locally grown, organic or both.
  4. All food waste composted.
  5. Course marked with reusable flags removed directly after the event.