Race registration

2021 race

The Trail Run at Indian Lake County Park (see map) is planning a return to in-person running and racing this Fall! We will continue to add details as the public health situation evolves (see the FAQ page for the latest). Looking forward to seeing all of your mud-splattered, smiling faces again soon!


Registration is open for the 2021 Trail Run At Indian Lake!


Race date

Sat, Oct 2, 2021


We will return to the classic 7K and 12K courses (with modest changes to accommodate trail re-routes)

We are hoping to bring back the free kids fun run, but will make a final decision closer to race day.

Cup-Free Racing!

Nothing kills the vibe of running through the forest like coming up on an aid station littered with discarded single-use cups. Sure, our volunteers would clean up afterwards, but in an effort to reduce our impact on the natural areas we love, we are going cup-free!

There will not be paper cups at aid stations or at the start/finish. If you expect needing hydration on-course, you are responsible for bringing your own cup/bottle/bladder. We will have water dispensers at aid stations to top-off.

Going cup-free is a significant step to bringing our event closer to zero-waste and being better stewards of our public lands.

Check out this resource for why and how to go cup-free.

Pro-Tip: Event sponsor, Movin’ Shoes, has loads of hydration options!


This year’s swag will be running caps from Territory Run Co. These custom hats are sewn and printed in the USA, they are fully adjustable, and with a slim brim and minimal profile are sure to be a new addition to your gear closet! Here’s a link to the product – you’ll have to use your imagination for the customization!

After Party

Our celebration of Fall, trails, and Indian Lake doesn’t end at the finish line; we are looking forward to the return of our post-race party!

The Currach Irish Trio will once again be headlining while we enjoy food, beverage, and the raffle.

*Public health recommendations will dictate what exactly our celebration will look like; participant and volunteer safety of course remains our priority!

Savanna Series

Welcome to the Savanna Trail Race Series! Traverse woods, hills, and prairies at Donald and Indian Lake county parks, Blue Mound and New Glarus Woods state parks, and Black Hawk Ridge above the Wisconsin River. New for 2021, explore “urban” trails at Pheasant Branch Conservancy’s Prairie Chase! Savanna Series partners support local restoration projects.