For those who like to make race-day decisions for their Active Pursuits, here’s a list of offerings to Sign Up. Line Up. And Go! this weekend.
Lapham Loppet: The freestyle ski race is a go for Saturday on the short loop covered with manmade snow at the Lapham Peak recreation area, W329 N846 Hwy C, in the Town of Delafield. Skiers will turn 11 laps on the trail, to reach the 11K distance. Registration costs $25 and opens at 8 a.m. in the Evergreen Shelter. The Laddies & Lassies Fun Race starts at 10 a.m. and the Loppet starts at 11:15. More information can be found here.
Frosty 5K: The 23rd annual Waukesha Winter includes this 5K race through downtown Waukesha, starting at the Rotary Building in Frame Park, 1150 Baxter St. The run and walk starts on Saturday at a reasonable 1 p.m., and the registration fee is $25 on race-day. Click here for more details.
Freeze for Food: Runners will be toughing out the cold in Madison as well, to support the efforts of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. The 5K race on Saturday in Vilas County Park and the 10K follows at 1 p.m. Proceeds help provide food in South America. The registration is $22.50 and opens at 11:15. More details here.
Greenbush Nordic Challenge: According to the latest reports, the snow on the Greenbush Trails near Plymouth held up during the recent thaw. The 15K freestyle ski race starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Registration in the warming shelter off Scenic Moraine Dr. opens at 8 a.m. and a race entry is $25. Check out this site for more details.
Samson Stomp: The popular 5K race through the Milwaukee County Zoo has reached its capacity of 1,500 runners, but slots are still available in the two-mile run. The Fun Run and Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, and costs $20. Details can be found here.
Hiking in the Horicon Marsh: The Horicon Marsh International Education Center hosts a candlelight hike on Saturday night, with a roaring bonfire, complimentary warm refreshments and expert guides pointing out the visible stars. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the education center, N7725 Highway 28, between Mayville and Horicon. More details can be found here.