Normal WEMS format with Badger State Games and age groups added for 3-hour for State Games of America
6-hour and 10 hour would qualify as Sport and Expert for Badger State Games and
to compete at State Games of America in August 2020.
BONUS short course divisions for these Three Events.
Awards for Gold, Silver, Bronze in each age Category.
Short Distance Bonus Categories.
Male under 18 yrs
Male 18 yrs - 44 yrs
Male 45 yrs plus
Female under 18 yrs
Female 18 yrs - 44 yrs
Female 45 yrs plus
High School Team Award ( Romp in the Swamp, Rock N Root) *
August 8th, 2020: Romp in the Swamp
Online Registration will close on Friday August 7th at 11:00pm.
Day of Race registration is also available and opens at 6:30 am.
Day of Race registration will close 15 minutes prior to the start of each event.
Start times are as follows:
NOTE: This race is following a 24 hour format so your last lap must be STARTED before 5:00pm and you must FINISH after 5:00pm.
Long Race (9+ Hour): 9:00 am – final lap must be STARTED before 6:00 pm
Mid Race (6+ Hour): 11:00 am – final lap must be STARTED before 5:00 pm
Short Race (3+ Hour): 1:00 pm – final lap must be STARTED before 4:00 pm
There will be a shorter course (around 7.5 mile loops) for the 3 Hour Duo, 6 Hour Duo, and 9 Hour Teams. The 3 Hour Solo, 6 Hour Solo, 9 Hour Solo, and 9 Hour Duo will do a longer course (around 14 mile loops). Much of the course will be on singletrack with some areas double track and a few hills on the longer course.
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Lots of great pit area for EZ-UP tents along the course!
Latitude 44.879361 Longitude -89.713079
Address: 8704 Red Bud Road, Wausau, WI 54401
There will be plenty of space for tents and campers along or near the course. We are offering FREE course side camping that will be good for both Friday and Saturday night. We will also accept donations which will go to cover the cost for permits and anything extra will be donated to CWOCC.
Awards will begin around 6:15pm for the shorter course events and around 7:15pm for the longer course events.
Hang around for complementary post race beer by Bull Falls Brewing Company and Pizza!!!
September 12th, 2020: Rock N Root
WEMS Rock’n Root 2020
The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association (RASTA) will hold the 9th Annual WEMS Rock’n Root race at the Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area, Perch Lake Shelter, 7650 County Park Rd, approximately 6 miles west of Rhinelander, WI, on August 22nd, 2020. The park consists of an enclosed, heated shelter building with a covered deck with fireplace, vault toilets, disabled access fishing pier and a grassy picnic area with grills and tables.
RASTA is excited to partner with the Badger State Games to host this WEMS race.The BSG will provide T-shirts to all participants and medals for all classes and ages. Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards will be given in the normal WEMS categories along with additional awards in the Short Distance or 3 Hour Race in the following categories:
The race course will utilize both single track and double track to provide an exciting and demanding 7-mile loop. The single loop course will be approximately 80% single track (we haven’t figured out the course yet as we are trying to incorporate a new section of trail that just opened this year) with lots of hand-built single track with roots and rocks, and even more machine-built flow trails. And, of course, Stone Soup for you masochists. The final course will be determined approximately 1-week prior to the event so check RASTAs website http://rastatrails.org/ and Facebook sites for updated race information.
Registration is available on-line at https://wemseries.com/ or prior to each race on-site at the Perch Lake Shelter. Day of Race registration will be available at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning and will close 15 minutes prior to the start of each event. But please don’t wait for the last minute as it really stresses out our timing crew!
The start times for the Rock’n Root will be:
We are offering FREE course side camping for Friday night only. We will also accept donations which will go to cover the cost for permits and anything extra will be donated to RASTA. We would prefer that people bring tents rather than huge motor homes, but we understand if all you have is a motor home. Check-in will be open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and check out by 10:00 p.m. on Saturday night when the park closes.
Strict quiet hours will be enforced from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.
Chili and fixings will again be provided by RASTA to race participants free of charge. And maybe a few adult beverages.
Saturday August 22nd "Thunderdown" in the Underdown
Location: W3221 Copper Lake Ave, Gleason, WI 54435
Ride Wisconsin’s Ultimate Lap
Course: A 33 mile single track loop that combines the best of the old school with zippy machine built renovations. Ride past 4 lakes, 5 bermed boardwalks and 70 hills all the way to the Prairie Dells overlook and back. Guaranteed that there will be something you haven’t seen before.
Long-distance solo: 3 laps completed between 8AM and Midnight
Mid-distance solo: 2 laps completed between 11AM and 9PM
Long-distance duo: 2 laps completed by both riders between 11AM and 9PM
This is not a relay. You will start with your buddy and could ride together the whole way if you want. Lap times of both riders will be added together to calculate total time.
Mid-distance duo: 1 lap completed by both riders between 1PM and 7PM
This is not a relay. You will start with your buddy and could ride together the whole way. Lap times of both riders will be added together to calculate total time.
Long-distance team: 1 lap completed by each rider between 1PM and 7PM
This is not a relay. You will start with your buddies and could ride together the whole way if you want. Lap times of your three fastest riders will be added together to calculate total time.
Short-distance solo: 1 lap completed between 2PM and 8PM
Points and placing:
Riders/duos/teams who complete a lap will still receive their WEMS points and place even if they do not complete all of their laps. For example, all of the long-distance solo riders who finish three laps by midnight will be placed ahead of riders who finish two laps who will be placed ahead of riders who finish one.
Thunderdown Cup: Which town will turn the most laps? Turn in your roster by 2PM.
Support: Numerous aid stations on course
Post-Race: Entertainment to be Announced
Camping: Available on site
Trail Pass: Free on race day thanks to Lincoln County
High school team awards will be given out at the August 8th Romp in the Swamp and September 12th Rock N Root. Scoring is based on the top four point earners, with a maximum of three of those point earners scoring in either the boys or girls categories. Team captains will then turn in a roster prior to the start of the race. Everyone can join the Town VS Town Thunderdown Cup Competition on August 22nd.