Friday, March 14, 2014

Headlamp Hustle benefitting the Ice Age Trail Alliance

Headlamp Hustle 5K or 10K Trail Run/Walk supporting the Ice Age Trail Alliance
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm
5K or 10K Run / Walk
Table Bluff Segment of the Ice Age Trail, Cross Plains, WI
$45 individual or $40 per person for teams of 4 or more - $10 of each registration will go to the IATA.

Come out and support the Ice Age Trail Alliance by joining in our Headlamp Hustle! Join us for the cool experience of running or walking with headlamps on the Table Bluff Segment of the Ice Age Trail in Cross Plains. Your registration includes a Princeton Tec Byte Headlamp (19.99 value), race bib, timing, 1 beer and trail snacks. Weather Permitting there will be a bonfire and live music going after the event. Food and additional beer will be available for purchase or with a suggested donation with all proceeds going to the IATA. The Headlamp Hustle is all about having a great time and getting some exercise with other outdoor enthusiasts and raising funds for a very important organization. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, visit here!

Commonly Asked Questions
  • Where will we be walking/running? Located in the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin, the Table Bluff Segment traverses restored prairie as well as steep, rocky slopes. There is approximately 200 feet of total vertical relief and several vistas from the heads of two valleys and two prominent goat prairies that offer great views of the Driftless Area. The path is dirt, mowed grass and glacial till (gravel).
  • Will most of the walk/run be in the dark? Only a portion of the walk or run will be in the dark and that depends on your speed and distance. We want to get everyone out (10K’s will start first) and on the course well before dark and then on the way back in it should be around or after sunset. Anyone who is worried about the trail in the dark can start with the earlier waves. No problem! The after party will be in the dark and we will all need our headlamps for it. 
  • Is registration refundable? No, registrations are not refundable. 
  • Is there a weather cancellation policy? Yes, if the temperature is below freezing or there is severe lightning the event will be cancelled. All registration fees besides the processing fees and the headlamp costs will be donated to the IATA. It is very unlikely the event will be canceled, so please come dressed appropriately for the weather. Check Fontana Sports’ Facebook page for cancellation notices. 
  • Is this a timed event? Yes. Times will be posted after the event.
  • Are there set start times? Yes, we will do waves of start times. We’ll get the 10K folks out first and then the 5k. If for some reason you miss your wave, you can start with the next one. 
  • Can I bring animals to the event? No, please keep animals at home since it will be dark out for a portion of the event. 
  • How late will this event go? The event will be over by 10 pm, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.
  • Can I bring someone who isn’t registered to the event? Yes, people who are not registered are welcome to attend, cheer on participants, enjoy the atmosphere and buy a drink.
  • When does registration close? Registration will close on Thursday, May 22nd at Noon, so we can make sure to have enough supplies for the event. 
  • Is there parking? Yes, there is a parking lot, but it is small, so please carpool if you can. From the Ice Age Trail Alliance headquarters in Cross Plains, take USH-14 west 1.2 mi At CTH-KP turn right and go north 2.4 mi. At Table Bluff Rd. turn left and go west 0.3 mi. Trailhead parking area on the south side of the road. There is also additional Parking on Scheele Rd. From the IATA headquarters in Cross Plains, take USH-14 west 1.2 mi. At CTH-KP turn right and go north 0.3 mi. At Scheele Rd. turn left and go west 0.3 mi to a gated gravel road on the north side and the Trail access. Limited roadside parking in mowed off-road area. Please do not block access road.
  • Are there restrooms? No, there are not restrooms on site. 
  • How many lumens does the Byte Headlamp give off? 50 lumens
  • Why is Fontana Sports putting on this event? We wanted to work to raise money for non-profit organizations we believe in while helping our community to get active outdoors. Fontana Sports, which is a locally owned business, has always had a close relationship with the IATA as we find the organization incredibly important for encouraging people to get outside and appreciate the outdoors; as well as the work they do to protect and support Wisconsin lands. The Hutchinson’s, who own Fontana Sports, have had so many great adventures, day hikes and winter explorations on the IAT. We hope you’ll join us!
  • Who can I contact with questions about the event? Elizabeth Hutchinson at

For more events hosted by Fontana Sports and event information visit Fontana Sports Events web-page!

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