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Indian Lake County Park, Shelter 18183 State Highway 19 Cross Plains, WI 53528
Come out and support the Ice Age Trail Alliance by joining in our Headlamp Hustle trail run! Enjoy the beautiful Indian Lake Segment of the Ice Age Trail. At 483 acres, Indian Lake County Park is one of Dane County’s largest parks. The winding dirt trail traverses restored prairie as well as leads to a historic chapel built in 1857 with a breathtaking hilltop view of the lake and surrounding valley.
After the run hang around to enjoy a bonfire, snacks, beer, music, and prize drawings that include all participants!
The top overall winners for each distance for men and women will receive prizes. Following the awards ceremony, we will also have a large prize drawing (at least 25 prizes) in which all participants are eligible to win! You must be present to win.
Registration includes $15 donation to the Ice Age Trail Alliance, Headlamp Hustle logoed swag item (TBD) for the first 100 registrants, race bag, aid stations and post race snacks and a beer.
Event details and schedule
Event Details and Schedule:
6:00-7:00 PM - On site Packet Pickup
7:00 PM - 12K Start
7:10 PM - 7K Start
8:00-9:30PM - Post race bonfire and music
8:30 PM - AWARDS
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Commonly Asked Questions:
Where will we be walking/running? Enjoy the beautiful Indian Lake Segment of the Ice Age Trail. At 483 acres, Indian Lake County Park is one of Dane County’s largest parks. The winding dirt trail traverses restored prairie as well as leads to a historic chapel built in 1857 with a breathtaking hilltop view of the lake and surrounding valley.
Will most of the walk/run be in the dark? Only a portion of the walk or run will be in the dark and that depends on your speed and distance. We want to get everyone out (12K’s will start first) and on the course well before dark and then on the way back in it should be around sunset. Part of the after party will be in the dark and we will all need our headlamps for it.
Is registration refundable? No, registrations are not refundable.
Is there a weather cancellation policy? Yes, if the temperature is below freezing or there is severe lightning the event will be canceled. All registration fees besides the processing fees will be donated to the IATA. It is very unlikely the event will be canceled, so please come dressed appropriately for the weather. Check Fontana Sports’ Facebook page for cancellation notices.
Is this a timed event? No. We decided to do away with timing as it has increased greatly in cost and we’ve decide to donate more to the Ice Age Trail Alliance instead. The donation amount has gone from $10 to $15 for each participant. There will be a clock at the beginning and end so participants can note their times if interested. We will track who are the first finishers for each gender in each distance so the four overall winners will get prizes. We hope everyone will understand that this event is for fun and to support the Ice Age Trail Alliance first and foremost.
Are there set start times? Yes, we will do waves of start times. We’ll get the 12K folks out first and then the 7K.
Can I bring animals to the event? No, please keep animals at home since it will be dark out for a portion of the event.
How late will this event go? The event will be over by 9:30 pm, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.
Can I bring someone who isn’t registered to the event? Yes, people who are not registered are welcome to attend, cheer on participants, enjoy the atmosphere and make a suggested donation for a drink.
When does registration close? Pre-registration will close on Thursday, May 28th at Noon. Race day registration is available on site.
Is there parking? Yes, there is limited parking, but please carpool if you can.
Are there restrooms? Yes, there will be a porta-potties on site.
Why does Fontana Sports put on this event? We enjoy raising money for non-profit organizations we believe in while helping our community to get active outdoors. Fontana Sports, which is a locally owned business, has always had a close relationship with the IATA as we find the organization incredibly important for encouraging people to get outside and appreciate the outdoors; as well as the work they do to protect and support Wisconsin lands. The Hutchinsons and Gansers, who own Fontana Sports, have had so many great adventures, day hikes and winter explorations on the IAT. We hope you’ll join us!
Who can I contact with questions about the event? Elizabeth@FontanaSports.com
Map Please note, the route below is an estimated route.