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New Glarus Woods Trail Run

 

August 22, 2019

Sue Moen

The New Glarus Woods State Park hosted a Trail Run on Saturday, August 17, 2019. This was the first annual event, and a part of the Savanna Trail Run Series. Proceeds from the event went to the Friends of the New Glarus Woods State Park.

The Friends of New Glarus Woods State Park hosted the first annual New Glarus Woods Trail Run event on August 17th. 185 runners from across Wisconsin, Illinois and a few other states participated in Saturday's races including 1, 5 and 10 mile routes that zig-zagged across the park's hilly trails.

Participants parked at the New Glarus High School and as they boarded the shuttle to the park Kevin Lague set the mood by playing accordion. At the park, George Albright and Heinz Mattmann played their Alphorns, inspiring the runners at the start line.

The races began at 9:30 a.m., under clear sk...



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