|The information of your selected race is detailed here. Information is posted and managed by race directors. Although information listed here is assumed to be accurate it's a good practice to confirm with a race director or specific race website before planning to attend a race!|
|May 31st - 9:30 pm CDT|
Race weekend is upon us! Please download the following documents for important race weekend infomation (click links below)...
Click for: 2018 Kettle Race Bulletin
Click for: 2018 Kettle Racecourse Map
Click for: Racecourse Map in Google Earth
Click for: GPS Tracing in Garmin Exchange Format
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 KETTLE IS OPEN JANUARY 1ST AT 11AM CST THROUGH MAY 26TH AT 6PM CST OR UNTIL THE RACES FILL. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY. IF WE FILL PRIOR TO THIS CLOSE DATE YOU MAY EMAIL KETTLE100RUN@YAHOO.COM TO BE PUT ON A WAIT LIST.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE RACE BULLETIN FROM WWW.KETTLE100.COM FOR OFFICIAL DETAILS.
WE WILL AGAIN SERVE UP THE FABULOUS SUNDAY BREAKFAST FROM ABOUT 7AM-NOON SERVED TO ALL RUNNERS, PACERS, CREW, VOLUNTEERS AND SPECTATORS WHO ARE WATCHING THE RUNNERS COME IN.
TIMO AND JASON APPRECIATE THE GREAT INTEREST IN THE KETTLE EVERY YEAR AND ALONG WITH OUR VOLUNTEERS WILL DO ALL WE CAN TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS IN 2018!!
A full race bulletin in PDF format can be found at our website (www.kettle100.com) and contains all race updates.
100 mile, 30 hours
100 km, 18 hours
38 mile, 16-18.5 hours, depending on start times
50 km, 11 hours
The 100 miler is once again part of 3 series. Please consider the MidwestSlam! www.midwestslam.com, the Gnarly Bandit! www.umtr.net and the Trophy Series! www.trailrunnermag.com as ways to expand your running enjoyment for 2018.
A high quality cotton long sleeve shirt will be offered to runners this year. We all have plenty of technical shirts and wanted to provide something a bit old school to enjoy when not running. Women cut shirts are the norm for the Kettle.
Relay teams please enter your team names, ages, sex and shirt sizes (if chosen) during registration.....Thanks. If there is a problem please email the information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun Runners please enter your preferred start time from 5:30pm-8pm and we will assign you a time as close to that as possible on a First registered First Assigned policy. We stagger the start every 10 minutes for the fun run. If you are a group that would like to start together please email me and I will make that happen for you.
We will be matching all donations you generously make to the Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA). You may donate during the registration process. In past years you have made $1000s of donations possible including enough to support the soon to be completed Bunk Shelter at Scuppernong. The Bunk shelter will be opened in 2018 thanks to all your support.
The course will run entirely on trails (except for a couple hundred feet of road crossings) and will traverse the Ice Age National Scenic Trail (IANST) for about 65 miles. The runners deviate from the IANST when near the Nordic Trails at the start/finish and also near the Scuppernong turn around at miles 26-36.
The course consists of 2 different out and back sections. You will find the trail to be about 80% wooded terrain, with the rest meandering through gentle prairie or marsh areas. Part of the course will be a roller coaster of hills, with small rocks and roots scattered about. Other sections will be gently rolling with relatively smooth running surfaces. The pine sections give you that soft bed of pine needles that so many of us like to run on.
Though the hills are not long and/or especially steep, they can take a tremendous toll on you if you attempt to run them. We have a total altitude gain of approximately 8,000 feet and many a runner has crumbled from the triple threat (3H) of heat, humidity and hills.
The 100 mile (solo and relay) events follow the entire length of the course, while the 100 km event only follows the first 62 miles. The 38 mile night fun run follows that last 38 miles of the course. The 50 km event will be an out and back with only one Nordic loop. All events start and finish at the Nordic Trail parking lot.
The weather can vary from cool and wet to hot and humid. Some weekends we can even experience both. In 2008 we had a tough time with a very humid Saturday morning followed by tons of rain and lightning. 2009 had perfect weather. For the last 8 years it has been a mix of rain and heat. It's tough to guarantee perfect weather, but we will guarantee a well marked course and great aid stations and volunteers that will be there to help you reach you goals.
Remember if you are a member of the IATA or have volunteered to help build or maintain the trail you will get a discount during registration.
|Posted:||December 8th, 2017 6:18 am|
|Last Update:||May 31st, 2018 9:23 pm|
|Event Information||For multiple Member Events:|
|Name of Event||Distance||Measurement||Date||Start Time||Relay Members||Team Members|
| ||Kettle 100m solo||100.00||Miles||Jun 2nd, 2018||6:00 am|
| ||Kettle 100k solo||100.00||Kilometers||Jun 2nd, 2018||6:00 am|
| ||Kettle 100 relay||100.00||Miles||Jun 2nd, 2018||6:00 am||4||4|
| ||Kettle 50 km solo||50.00||Kilometers||Jun 2nd, 2018||1:00 pm|
| ||Kettle 38 night fun run||38.00||Miles||Jun 2nd, 2018||6:00 pm|
| ||Kettle 100 Volunteer||8.00||Hours||Jun 2nd, 2018||6:00 am|
|Name of Race Director||Email Address||Phone Number|
|Tim (Timo) Yanacheckemail@example.com||608-335-5452|