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THE GOV'NOR FROZEN 50

50K | 25K | 15K

Saturday, Dec 7th, 2024

Dodgeville, WI

"The GOV'NOR"

The core running season may be over but it's not time to take it easy just yet. It's named The Guv'nor Frozen 50 for a reason. You not only have to take on Old Man Winter but "The Guv'nor" has quite a battle awaiting with an average elevation profile of 136ft of accent per mile. Do you have what it takes to take on"The Gov'nor" in this last call ultra? 

Distance options include 50K | 25K | 15K

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Date & Time

Date: Dec 7th, 2024

Start:

50K/25K 8:00am

15K 8:30am

Cut Off : 

50K 5:00pm (9 Hours) 

25K 1:00pm (5 Hours)

15K 1:00pm (4.5 Hours)

Location

Address:

Governor Dodge State Park
Twin Valley Picnic Area
4175 WI-23
Dodgeville, WI 53533

Packet Pickup

Date: Dec 6th, 2024

Time: TBD

Where : TBD

Date: Dec 7th, 2024

Time:

6:45am-7:45am (50K/25K)

6:45am-8:15am (15K)

Where :

Governor Dodge State Park 

Twin Valley Picnic Area

Aid & Support

  • Hunting is in progress during this time. PLEASE wear highly visible orange clothing. 

  • Event personnel and medical personnel reserve the right to pull you off the course at any time if we deem it unsafe for you to continue.

  • Being a winter event, the elements can play a major factor with cold, ice and snow. Should a major weather situation occur that would pose a danger to participants, staff, volunteers, and spectators, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event.

Aid Stations

  • There are 4 aid station locations -Cox hollow, Ranger Station, Horse Camp and Twin Valley. The 50K will hit these multiple times.

  • If there is snow ,Horse Camp will be a self serve aid station as vehicle access is restricted. 

  • This is a cup-less event. Please have your own hydration vessel.

  • You must check in to every aid station. Please shout out your number upon entering the aid station to the volunteer who will mark you off.

  • Twin Valley aid station will have a drop bag tent and a designated crewing space for the 50K.

  • Cox Hollow will also have a designated crewing space for the 50K.

Nutrition

  • All aid stations will be stocked with the following

    • Water, Skratch Labs hydration, Soda

    • gels, waffles, electrolyte tabs and chews.

    • Cookies, PB&J, candy, gummies, pickles, chips, pretzels, granola bars and fruit.

  • Ranger Station and Twin Valley will have hot food and beverage options as well​ (will have cups for hot beverages).

  • No pacers allowed.

  • Crewing is allowed for the 50K only. Twin Valley and Cox Hollow will have designated crew space.

  • No course cutting. If you are caught cutting the course, this will result in a DNF. If you accidentally get off course, please return to the spot you got off and continue on from there. This will not result in a DNF. 

  • You must check in at every aid station. Please shout out your number upon entering the aid station to the volunteer who will mark you off.  This is a large park and a course with 15 miles of trail so it helps us keep you safe and having fun.

  • Event personnel and medical personnel reserve the right to pull you off the course at any time if we deem it unsafe for you to continue.

  • Being a winter event, the elements can play a major factor with cold, ice and snow. Should a major weather situation occur that would pose a danger to participants, staff, volunteers, and spectators, we reserve  the right to cancel or postpone the event. 

  • Please dispose of any trash in a proper receptacle. Any littering will result in a DNF.

  • 50K cutoff: Due to hunting season we need to have all participants cleared of the outer loops before sunset/dusk. There will be a 2:45pm (6hrs 45min) cutoff at the Ranger Station aid station (mile 23.1) and a 4:00pm (8hr) cutoff at the Cox Hollow aid station ( mile 27.1)If you miss the cutoff we will shuttle you back to the start/finish area.

Rules

Course

50K Course

Length: 31 Miles 2 Loops
Elevation Gain: ~
4438ft
Terrain: Mix of horse trail, dirt single & double track and prairie path

# of Aid Stations: 7 (Mile 4.3, 8.3, 12.2, 15.8. 19.2, 23.1, 27.1)

Drop Bag/Crew Tents: Twin Valley aid station (Mile 15.8)

Course Cut Off: 9 hours 

Course Map : Here

25K Course

 

Length: 15.8 Miles 1 Loop
Elevation Gain: ~2276ft
Terrain: Mix of horse trail, dirt single & double track and prairie path

# of Aid stations: 3 (Mile 4.3, 8.3, 12.2)

Course Map : Here

15K Course

Length: 9.3 Miles 1 Loop
Elevation Gain: ~1233
ft
Terrain: Mix of horse trail,  double track and prairie path

# of Aid stations: 1 (mile 5.5)

Course Map : Here

Route Markings:

  • All routes will be marked with orange pin flags, orange arrow signs and orange marking tape.

  • We will block off as many paths as possible that you should not go down or we will put "wrong way" signs if we have to keep them open. 

  • There will be distance specific directional signs wherever there are splits in the course. Please read these carefully to ensure you stay on course.  

**Course is subject to change pending approval by the park and trail conditions leading up to the event**

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The Driftless Trail

The Driftless Area Land Conservancy (DALC) is leading the building of the Driftless Trail which is a planned 50-mile loop connecting Tower Hill, Governor Dodge, and Blue Mounds State Parks. This is a foot-only trail, to be used for hiking, running, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing wandering through the woods, prairies, farms, bluffs and streams of Iowa County’s Driftless landscape. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to DALC for support of this project. 

More information on this project can be found on the DALC website

Awards

Overall

Top 3 overall Male, Female and Non-Binary finishers in each distance will receive an award. 

Age Group

Age group positions will be listed on the results but there will be no age group awards. We like to do things a little differently and opt to keep entry fees reasonable and invest in the experiences throughout the event that everyone can enjoy such as enhanced aid stations &  finisher food .

Results

Volunteer

Events like this cannot take place without the generous support of volunteers. If you or a group you know are interested in volunteering for this race, you can view the volunteer positions and details by clicking the button below. 

Directions and Parking

Take the entrance to Governor Dodge State Park off Hwy 23, just north of Dodgeville. A parking pass is required for entry to the park. There are self-service kiosks available at the ranger station to purchase a daily pass if you do not have a season pass. More information can be found at the DNR website.

Once in the park, you will stay straight and follow the signs to Twin Valley Beach. We will also have parking signs with arrows to help get you to the start line. This is a big park and it takes several minutes to get to Twin Valley Beach.

 

Parking is located in the large Twin Valley Beach lot just past the start area. 

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