By Kelsie Hoitomt
GLENWOOD CITY — This year marks the first annual Terror in the Glen Trail Run at the Glen Hills County Park, south of Glenwood City on Saturday, October 26.
This Halloween-themed trail run is in support of the Glenwood City School District as the proceeds go towards the Topper Partnership Foundation in order to financially assist students with their post-high school education.
“We really wanted to promote the park itself and get people to visit the park in the fall when it looks beautiful this time of year. We wanted to get the community involved and build a local flavor so we looked to involving the school district and students as well, which is why the money raised will go towards something local like the TPF,” explained Robert Heise, Resource Management Administrator for St. Croix County.
The trail run features three races; a 5K starting at 9:15 a.m. and a 10K and half marathon starting at 9:00 a.m. Registration for each of these will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the 5K costing $50, the 10K $55 and the half marathon $60.
Runners are to meet at the picnic/playground area in the park; the entrance is off of Rustic Road 3. This is also where the activities after the race will take place.
Those who register for the run will be given a long sleeve t-shirt, $7.00 parking pass, water bottle, food and drinks and awards and door prizes. There are close to 50 door prizes that will be given away with the majority coming from Cady Cheese.
Those who wish to participate are encouraged to dress appropriately in Halloween attire.
Heise shared that there are around 140 people that have registered to run so far for this first year and more anticipated to show up on the day of the race. That figure alone would mean the TPF could potentially be given around $5,000 to go towards scholarships and other funding for graduates.
More details about the trail run and the option to sign up for it can be found online under the 2013 Terror in the Glen at www.nrrunclub.com.