2023 Stubborn Mule - Race Info

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

Hayward, WI Area

Start/finish is within a 45-minute drive of Hayward

Start location will be announced 1 week prior to race day

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Disciplines and Distances

5-hr

  • Bike: 8-15 miles
  • Trek/Orienteering/Land Navigation: 2-4 miles
  • Paddle: 2-3 miles
  • Distances are estimates and subject to change
  • Actual distance depends on route choice and how many checkpoints your team attempts.

12-hr

  • Bike: 24-36 miles
  • Trek/Orienteering/Land Navigation: 8-13 miles
  • Paddle: 6-10 miles
  • Distances are estimates and subject to change
  • Actual distance depends on route choice and how many checkpoints your team attempts.

30-hr

  • Bike: 65-85 miles
  • Trek/Orienteering/Land Navigation: 18-25 miles
  • Paddle: 16-25 miles
  • Distances are estimates and subject to change
  • Actual distance depends on route choice and how many checkpoints your team attempts.

Divisions

  • Family (2, 3, or 4-person team multi-generation team with at least one racer under 18 years old)
  • Coed Premier (3 or 4 person coed team)
  • Open Premier (3 or 4 person same gender team)
  • 2 Person Coed
  • 2 Person Open (same gender)
  • Family (2, 3, or 4 person multi-generation team with at least one racer under 18 years old)
  • Solo Man (with race director permission only)
  • Solo Woman (with race director permission only)

Race Series

  • Wisconsin Adventure Racing Series
    • All three races are part of the Wisconsin Adventure Racing Series, Wisconsin’s premier race series featuring adventure races throughout WI, MN, and IL, with cash prizes totaling over $2,000. There is no fee to join the series, simply race any of the events and you’ll be automatically signed up. The more races your team competes in, the better chance you’ll have of taking home prizes. Compete in teams of 2-4, or as a soloist, and see how you rank against others in the Midwest.
  • USARA

Schedule

  • June 18  Start/Finish location will be announced.
  • June 23, 12:00 p.m. Pre-race briefing.   Format will be a video recording.
  • June 24, TBA    12-hour and 30-hour check-in, receive course instructions.
  • June 24, TBA 12-hour final briefing. 
  • June 24, TBA 12-hour race start.
  •  June 24, TBA  30-hour final briefing.
  • June 24, 7:00 a.m.  30-hour race start. 
  • June 24, TBA 5-hour check-in, receive course instructions. 
  • June 24, TBA  5-hour final briefing.  
  • June 24, 12:00 p.m. 5-hour race start. 
  • June 24, TBA 5-hour race finish + post-race celebration (food and drink).
  • June 24, TBA 12-hour race finish + post-race celebration (food and drink).
  • June 25, TBA 30-hour race finish + post-race celebration (food and drink).
  • TBA Post-Race Debrief via Zoom

More Info

Entry Fees

Race fees include t-shirt, land use fees, maps, rental boats (including paddles and pfds), SportIdent ePunch timing, post-race food and drink, prizes, give-a-ways, and…. a weekend of racing on a brand new course!

Super Early registration (by January 10)

  • 5-Hour: $70/racer
  • 12-Hour: $140/racer
  • 30-Hour:  $240/racer

Early registration (by April 15)

  • 5-Hour: $80/racer
  • 12-Hour: $150/racer
  • 30-Hour:  $250/racer

Regular registration (by June 1)

  • 5-Hour: $90/racer
  • 12-Hour: $160/racer
  • 30-Hour:  $260/racer

Late registration (by June 15)

  • 5-Hour: $100/racer
  • 12-Hour: $170/racer
  • 30-Hour: $270/racer

Additional Fees

  • Solo racers: race fee is the amount listed above plus $25.

  • 12-hour and 30-hour races only:  each racer must have a USARA license. Licenses are $8 for a single day, or $35 for an annual.  Purchase your annual ($35) or single day ($8) membership at this link: https://runsignup.com/usara. When purchasing a single day membership, be sure to set your membership start date as race day: 06/25/2023.

Refund Policy 

Teams may cancel their registration by emailing us directly to coordinate refunds. Refunds will be based on the published entry fees and will not include Run Sign Up fees. Teams looking to transfer their entry to another team may do so, but teams are responsible for coordinating finances themselves and then communicating the team change to us directly.

  • Full refund: Through April 15, 2023. Minus registration fees.
  • Partial refund (75%): Through May 1, 2023. Minus registration fees.
  • Partial refund (50%): Through June 1, 2023. Minus registration fees.
  • No refund: After June 1, 2023
Portions of this event are in a permitted area located in the Chequamegon National Forest.