New Glarus Woods Trail Run

New Glarus Woods Trail Run

Join us for our (delayed) second year!

Saturday, August 14th 2021
New Glarus Woods State Park
5M & 10M Runs, 1 Mile Run/Walk

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No day of registration this year!

Kids 18 and under get $10 off registration!

Event Overview

Join us for the 2nd annual New Glarus Wood Trail Run! As part of the Savanna Trail Run Series, proceeds from this event go to the Friends of New Glarus Woods State Park, who are currently fundraising so they can build mountain bike trails in the park. We aim to host a top notch trail run that highlights our park and our town. Stick around after the race for awards and other activities.

Time schedule

Saturday, August 14th

8:00am - Parking lot shuttle starts
8:00am - Registration and packet pickup open at park pavilion
9:30am - Start of the 10m race
9:40am - Start of the 5m race
9:45am - Start of the 1 mile run/walk
11:00am - Party in the Park begins
11:30am - Awards ceremony

Thanks to our sponsors for making the event possible!

Altra Running Logo
Movin' Shoes Running Store Logo
Colony Brands Logo
Chalet Landhaus Logo
State Bank of Cross Plains Logo
Wordford State Bank logo
Roys Market Logo
Bank of New Glarus Logo Logo
Monroe Clinic Logo
Alp and Dell Cheese Store Logo

The Races

5m and 10m Trail Run Description - Course Map

The course begins with a gentle downhill on the Sugar River Trail before turning onto double track trails for the rest of the 5 mile loop. The 10 milers will continue on for a similar second loop. You'll see two aid stations on each loop of the course. The 5 and 10 milers are open to runners 14 and up.

The top overall M/F finishers in each race will receive awards, as will the top 3 participants in the following age groups: <21, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Think you have a good sense of pace? For the 10 milers, we will present a Consistency award for the runner with the most even pace throughout the race.

Community 1 Mile Run/Walk - Course Map

The 1 mile course start down the Sugar River Trail, and then turn to trails for the remainder of the course. Youth 13 & under will receive a time and receive a special medal for completing the run. Adult participants in the 1m will not be timed. Please note that participants in the Community 1-Mile will not receive a t-shirt.

Parking, Shuttle, and Bag Drop


Event parking will be in the south lot at New Glarus High School (click here for map and directions). Parking within the park is very limited and requires a park pass. Please head straight to the parking lot at the school to avoid congestion at the park that might delay the event.

Parking Shuttle

We are providing a shuttle from the school to the park. Before the race, the shuttle will run from 8–9:10am, with a loop taking about 10 minutes. Pickup will be from the sidewalk at the southeast corner of the high school and drop you off by the pavilion in the park (shuttle route). After the event, the shuttle will run in reverse from 11am to 1pm.

Alternatively, you might want to walk or jog a mile up the Sugar River Trial. It’s about a mile (uphill!) and you will be checking out a portion of the course along the way.

Bag Drop

For your convenience we are providing a bag drop near the finish line. There is a tag on your bib that you can attach to your packet or your backpack, and you will need your bib to retrieve your belongings after the race. We are not responsible for lost or damaged items, so please leave valuables or fragile items at home.


Runners will enjoy brats, beer or soft drinks, Limburger sandwiches, sauerkraut shots, live polka music and prizes at the finish line. The Alphorns will continue during the event.

Per DNR rules, you will need a valid ID to consume alcoholic beverages, no matter what age group you are in :)

Stay the weekend and enjoy the all the food, drink, and attractions that "Swisstown" has to offer! Check out local lodging options, or make reservations online to camp right in the park. From the park, head south on the Sugar River State Trail to reach downtown New Glarus-its a little over 1 mile.