5K or 10K Trail Run/Walk - This exciting event at Lapham Peak State Park in Delafield, Wisconsin will be run from the Evergreen Shelter to the top of the Lapham Peak tower and back down. Bergkönig means, “Mountain King,” in German. For those of you who are not familiar with the park, the course involves numerous hill climbs, technical sections, and flights of stairs. The race should be very challenging for the veteran trail racer, yet fun and exciting for the recreational trail runner!
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Open at 9AM$30
The Bergkönig is held by locally raised elite nordic ski racers, Bryan Cook and Maria Stuber, in conjunction with the Peak Nordic Ski team. Bryan is a multiple time U.S. National Championships podium finisher, was the top American at the 2011 Birkiebeiner, and has competed for the USA on the FIS World Cup. Maria is a top 5 Birkiebeiner finisher and 2009 U.S. National Championships Silver medalist. Peak Nordic is a Southeastern Wisconsin based, non-profit organization that is working to get local kids competitively involved in cross country skiing. Peak Nordic has programs for Elementary School, Middle School, High School athletes, and their skiers spend most of their time at Lapham Peak State Park. Both Maria and Bryan have been involved with Peak Nordic as athletes and coaches. Some of the proceeds from the event will be deposited into a Bergkönig Scholarship Fund that will assist future generations of Wisconsin Skiers pursuing the Olympic Level after college.