The venue is the much loved Iola Winter Sports Club with its famed cross country ski trails on rolling terrain carved by glaciers 10,000 years ago. The 15K includes a classic section of the Ice Age Trail. A donation from this event is made to support youth skiing programs at the Iola Winter Sports Club. Both races start 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.