Abe’s Trail Trek 2020 is Approved by DNR

Greetings Trail Runners,
 
After months of waiting, yesterday we received Approval from DNR to host Abe’s Trail Trek at Drake Lake on November 14th at Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA.
 
On that day runners can choose from a 5K, Quarter Marathon or Half Marathon all taking place on the trails around and between Drake Lake and Geiss Pond.
 
Details are being worked out and registration will open tomorrow but we wanted to let everyone know TRAIL TREK IS ON FOR 2020.
 
Please watch for upcoming updates and the opening of the Webpage and On Line Registration asap.
 
Of course we will be adhering to all DPH and the Governor’s Covid-19 Guidelines and please know your safety is our #1 Priority on Race Day.
 
New for 2020 and to mitigate all Covid-19 concerns we will be making the following changes:
 
Designated arrival times by race to pick up your packet on Saturday morning
 
All Runners, Volunteers & Spectators Required to Wear Mask When Not Running (No Mask Means No Entry, No Debate)
 
Temperature Check and Pre- Race Covid Questions Must Be Passed or No Entry into Race, No Exceptions
 
No Pre Race Briefing – Briefing Provided On Line and in Race Day Info sent prior to each runner before event
 
Staggered Start times with longer duration between races to promote Social Distancing
 
Rolling Start with 20 feet between each runner to promote Social Distancing
 
More Toilets, more Hand Washing Stations, Gallons of Hand Sanitizer and Wipes located around the Venue
 
Fewer Volunteers on Course to Minimize Contact Points
 
Limited Spectators to Minimize Contact Points
 
Sealed Water Bottles at water stops that you carry with and/or deposit in Trash Cans
 
Food at water stops provided by Masked, Gloved Volunteer for Half Runners
 
Post Race Food Pre-Packaged and Ready to Leave Venue when you Finish
 
No Official Awards Ceremony – Awards will be distributed immediately after Races, Only Overall and Top 3 Age Group Results listed.
 
Complete Results listed on Webpage immediately upon Race Completion
 
Parking Guide to ease arrival and departure from Venue
 
Greater Racer Self Reliance and Responsibility – Only You Can Keep You Safe
 
As some of our Triathlete/Trail Runners know we were Honored Nationally for our efforts in Hosting One of the First in the Nation Post Covid Triathlons in July and all 360 racers went home safe with no reports of Covid-19.
 
After placing racers into the water, onto the bike and roads and then running on closed lake roads we are quite confident we can offer you a Safe Trail Run if you follow the guidelines we highlighted above.
 
With thousands of acres surrounding the Venue, over 13 miles of Trails and your adherence to established Safety Protocols we are sure we can Keep All Safe on Race Day if We Stay Smart and Work Together to Keep Everyone Safe.
 
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
 
Details will be posted on the Tri Harder/ Tri Smarter website asap
 
Sincerely,
Tri Smarter