Thoen Stone Seven
Start: Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 7:00 AM (MDT)
Spearfish , SD 57783
Registration Closing Date
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 2:00 PM (MDT)
The Thoen Stone Seven is a seven mile course (run or walk) that offers unparalleled views of the Spearfish area as you ascend and descend Lookout Mountain. Start and Finish is adjacent to the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives.
Pre-Register at Base Camp Adventure Sports, 615 North Main in Spearfish: $30 Donation. Individuals 18 and under participate for FREE.
Race Day Registration/Check-In
6:45-8:45 adjacent to the D.C. Booth Gift Store: $40 Donation. Remember, walkers will start at 7:30am and runners will start at 9am.
An award will be given to the top male and female runners in each of the following age groups: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Stick around for the post-race raffle. All participants receive a t-shirt.
Walkers will start at 7:30am. Runners will start at 9am.
All proceeds benefit the Booth Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes, preserves, and enhancees the educational, cultural and recreational opportunites at the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.
Take I-90 exit 12 to Jackson Blvd. Head west on Jackson Blvd., and turn left at North Canyon Steet. Follow Canyon Steet 0.7 miles. Parking located in the City Park parking lot on left.
The Thoen Stone
In 1887, the accepted history of gold mining in the Black Hills was thrown into question by the discovery of what has become known as the Thoen Stone. Discovered by Louis Thoen on the slopes of Lookout Mountain, the stone purports to be the last testament of Ezra Kind who, along with six others, entered the Black Hills in 1833 and obtained all the gold they could carry, but were subsequently killed beyond the high hill.