Participants sought to ‘Run Wild in the Woods’ through St. Charles County Parks
The St. Charles County Parks Department is hosting its 11th annual Wild in the Woods Trail Run Series. The races will take place Sept. 29, with a 7-mile race at Klondike Park; Oct. 13, with a 10-mile race at Indian Camp Creek Park; and Nov. 3, with a 5-mile race at Broemmelsiek Park.
The top four male and top four female runners from the series will be offered an opportunity to register for the register for the sold out Pere Marquette Endurance Run in Illinois.
The first 90 pre-registered participants will receive a unique giveaway item at each race. Trophies will also be awarded to top men and women in their age group for the series.
“Our popular Wild in the Woods Trail Run Series really tests a runner’s strength and character,” said St. Charles County Parks Director Bettie Yahn-Kramer.
The first race of the series is Sept. 29 at Klondike Park, 4600 Hwy. 94 South near Augusta. This 7-mile race course features many steep hills and uneven terrain. Runners travel over hard surfaced-trails, park roads, crushed stone trail and single-track natural-surface trails. The race begins at 9 a.m. Cost of race is $35.
The second race of the series is Oct. 13 at Indian Camp Creek Park, 2679 Dietrich Road near Wentzville. This 10-mile race features varied terrain with a few hills. Runners travel over paved and natural-surface trails. Race begins at 9 a.m. Cost of race is $25 if registered before Oct. 4 deadline. After race deadline, the cost is $35.
The final race of the series is Nov. 3 at Broemmelsiek Park, 1615 Schwede Road, south of O’Fallon. This 5-mile race course is rugged with mainly flat to rolling terrine and a few long climbs. Runners travel over multi-use trails and through prairies. Race begins at 9 a.m. The cost of race is $25 if registered before Oct. 25 deadline, $35 thereafter.
To sign up for the Wild in the Woods Trail Run Series, visit www.stccparks.org or call 949-7535. Race-day registrations are $35 per run. Registration fee for the entire series is $85.