Lapham Peak Trail 10K Ahotu_abc779e2d55a765e25b4

September 06, 2014 (Saturday) Race day in 5 months

The race starts at 8:00 AM (08:00).

Delafield

10k race

Trail

Overview
I created this event for two reasons. As a distance runner I wanted to help out a fellow local runner who had a tragic accident and secondly it is where I have been running for the past three decades. Lapham Peak is one of my very favorite places to run due to its beauty, hills, wildlife and I have always felt a closeness to the environment. Lapham Peak is just a special place for me and i wanted to share it with others. I hope you enjoy the trail and the event.
Course Description

Marathon & Half-Marathon Course Review

The marathon course will be 4 loops of the black loop/Moraine Ridge Trail and the Half-marathon will be 2 loops of the black loop/Moraine Ridge Trail. On the Lapham Peak trail map it states this loop is 7 miles – it is not. I measured it with a measuring wheel and is 6.5 miles on the dot.

The black loop has some rolling hills along with a few very steep short hills and a three longer hill climbs. There are flat spots as well! The trail itself is wide (most places 12-15 feet) and consists of grass and hard packed dirt (unless it rains a lot) with some rocks a few roots. This trail is not technical, rocky or absurd but you will have to keep your focus on the trail.

Marathon and half-marathon runner’s will run up to the top of the tower on their FIRST LOOP ONLY. It is a small diversion and will get us to the right distance for both races. Plus if it is a nice day you will love the view once on top. Always stay to the right and respect other visitors who are utilizing the tower. You will run up, circle the top and run down and back to the black loop. Everything will be marked for you to follow. The following loops you will stay on the black loop – it is one and done with the tower.

10K Course Review

The 10K course will be run on the black loop/Moraine Ridge Trail. The only course difference between the marathon, half-marathon and 10K races is the runners for the 10K will not run up the tower OR run up Two Tier hill but turn left to the evergreen grove parking lot (right before two tier hill). There will be plenty of signage, cones and volunteers to guide you along the course and to make this turn.

The black loop has some rolling hills along with a few very steep short hills and a three longer hill climbs. There are flat spots as well! The trail itself is wide (most places 12-15 feet) and consists of grass and hard packed dirt (unless it rains a lot) with some rocks a few roots. This trail is not technical, rocky or absurd but you will have to keep your focus on the trail.

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Contact

I would like to welcome everyone to the Inaugural InStep Trail Runs here at Lapham Peak. It gives me great pleasure to host this event as Lapham Peak has been my “home” course for 25+ years. I really love running here and thought why not set up a series of races to share what I have enjoyed for so long. I know that Lapham Peak is not mountainous or have 5000 foot climbs but if you run the course hard it will be challenging. The trail is not technical and I guess that is one reason I enjoy it so much. I am a confessed conservative when it comes to the “technical” trails so I enjoy running hard here. You will run on 100% trails as there are no road crossings and this course is great for spectators as well. All races will run on the black loop which is a 6.5 mile loop (the 10K cuts take a small short cut). Spectators can walk to the mid-point of this looped course and then walk back to the start/finish area where runners will pass by for the marathon and half-marathon and finish obviously for the 10K. My running has taken me all over the United States and Lapham Peak is still one of my all-time favorite places to run. Just is a wonderful place with lots of beauty and challenge. I think you will enjoy running Lapham Peak as well. My goal is to put on a quality race that has value to each participant and provide support to the Jenny Crain Make It Happen Fund. Please read about Jenny and support her by making a donation through her web site www.jennycrain.net . Lapham Peak was formed about 10,000 yrs ago by a glacier which made it the highest point in Waukesha county with an elevation of 1,233 ft above sea level. With an observation tower (45 ft tall) at the peak, one can see a good view of southeastern Wisconsin and the northern edge of Illinois. Lapham Peak is named for Increase A. Lapham, an important scientist and naturalist in Wisconsin who lived from 1811 to 1875. He came to Wisconsin in 1836 as an engineer and eventually settled in the Oconomowoc area. Lapham had many roles in his lifetime, including State Geologist, founder and president of the State Historical Society, and surveyor of Indian mounds, but he is probably best known as the Father of the United States Weather Bureau.

russdelap@insteptrailruns.com

Instep Lapham Peak Trail Marathon

Instep Lapham Peak Trail Marathon

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