The 2015 Indian Lake Trail Run is on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Indian Lake County Park. This is the third of five trail races in the Savanna Series.

DISTANCES 7k, 12k, 1k kids’ fun run
REGISTRATION & FEES $25 until Sept. 6, $30 after Sept. 6. Registration closes on Sept. 27. No race day registration.
RACE TIMES 8:30 am for kids’ fun run, 9:00 am for 7k and 12k

Trail Run News

Thank you, results, and what is it?

Thank you for braving the elements and making ILTR 5 the best yet. And, of course, thanks to our extraordinary volunteers. Our timers are working on results and we’ll post them as soon as we can.

Finally, what is the design in the hat and sticker? It’s the elevation profile of the highest hill on the course, which we affectionately refer to as Ankle Sprain hill. You’ll also find reference to this on your new CD: two reels named The Merry Ankle Sprain.

Weather update

Runners, we’re looking forward to a great Saturday morning on the trails. With a high probability of a classic raw autumn day, be sure to dress well for pre- and post-race, and prepare for racing in the rain. The course is in great shape, and the woods are beautiful in any weather. See you tomorrow!

F.O.I.L. News

Lake planting in the news

The local media noticed that July 11 was a busy day at Indian Lake. About 35 volunteers came out to plant native vegetation along two segments of shoreline. We then constructed goose exclosures to make sure Canada geese don’t eat our plants before they’re established. Channel 15 filmed a story (Improving Indian Lake, part 2: Planting aquatic vegetation), and a planting preview appeared on Madison.com (Volunteers wanted to help Indian Lake restoration).

Friends of Indian Lake workday at the lake – Saturday, July 11

We hope you can join us on Saturday, July 11 from 8 am-noon for a special workday at Indian Lake county park. Over the past few years we’ve been working to restore Indian Lake. On July 11 we’ll be planting native aquatic and wet prairie species. The goal is to establish a more diverse plant community and benefit fish and wildlife. With the guidance of Dane county and DNR biologists we’ve targeted areas in and along the lake for this planting.

We’ll have more than 2000 aquatic plants to plant along the shore and in shallow water areas of Indian Lake. Species include sweet flag, marsh marigold, duck potato, swamp milkweed, wild senna, prairie cord grass, various bulrush species (hard-stemmed, green), waterlilies (yellow, white), and sedges (broom, bottlebrush, crested, owl-fruited, fox). (More…)