HOW FAR WILL YOU GO?
The Icebox 480 is a timed event on Saturday, November 4, 2017 with the object to accumulate as many miles as you can, on our beautiful 7-mile single-track course, before times runs out.

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Back view of two trunners running down a trail

HOW IT WORKS

This is a 480 minute (8 hours) event, beginning at 7:30 am and ending at 3:30 pm. The object to accumulate as many miles as you can on this 7-mile course before times runs out.

 

At 2 pm it's decision time, do you have enough in the tank for another loop before 3:30 and risk the loop not counting or do you play it safe and begin accumulating miles on the 1-mile loop?

LOCATION

At only a forty minute drive east of Minneapolis, River Falls, WI is a quick trip to that final race of the season.

 

800 Whitetail Blvd.

River Falls, WI 54022

 

Directions via Google Maps

TERRAIN

The Icebox 480 takes place on a single-track course cut into a scenic bluff north of River Falls, Wisconsin. The course offers you undulating hills, flat runnable sections and a couple larger hills to keep you honest.

Deer skull hanging on wall

START

The race starts promptly at 7:30 AM. In order to avoid backup on the trail, we employ honor based staggered start. Our hope is that the faster runners move toward the front to cut down on the conga line effect early on the race.

 

FINISH

The race will end eight hours later at 3:30 PM. Once you come through around 2:00 pm you have a decision to make - do you try for another big loop and risk not having it count or do you jump into the one mile course and play it safe.

LAP COUNTING

We record each lap completed at the start/lap aid station. It is your responsibility to verify that your bib number is recorded each time you pass through the lap point.

 

TIMING

We will have an official clock at the start/lap aid station so that you will know how much time remains as you begin each loop.

Photo ©Todd Rowe

Three runners running down trail
Trail

AID STATIONS

We have two aid stations available to you. The main aid station is stocked with your typical ultra fair, Hammer products and a few surprises through the day. The second aid station is at the 4 mile mark and stocked with water and Hammer products. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER CONTAINER TO CARRY to cut down on waste.

 

DROP BAGS

You may keep your drop bags available at the start point.  Be sure to bring anything you may need in your drop bag to ensure that you have a successful experience.

 

CREW

If you have a crew, they can hang out at the start aid station, but they should stay off the trails to be sure they do not interfere with racers experience.

 

PACERS

Please, no pacers. If you need someone to run with you have them register and run with you.

BATHROOMS

We will have portable toilets available at the start point and ask that you use these facilities and keep the trails clean.

 

DELAY, SUSPEND OR CANCEL THE EVENT

The race directors reserve the right to delay, suspend or cancel any part or all of the event if weather conditions deem it dangerous to the participants or harmful to the course.

 

Photo ©Todd Rowe.

Runner waving at photographer

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Back view of two trunners running down a trail
Back view of two trunners running down a trail
Man running down trail

HOW IT WORKS

This is a 480 minute (8 hours) event, beginning at 7:30 am and ending at 3:30 pm. The object to accumulate as many miles as you can on this 7-mile course before times runs out.

 

At 2 pm it's decision time, do you have enough in the tank for another loop before 3:30 and risk the loop not counting or do you play it safe and begin accumulating miles on the 1-mile loop?

 

LOCATION

At only a forty minute drive east of Minneapolis, River Falls, WI is a quick trip to that final race of the season.

 

800 Whitetail Blvd.

River Falls, WI 54022

 

Directions via Google Maps

 

TERRAIN

The Icebox 480 takes place on a single-track course cut into a scenic bluff north of River Falls, Wisconsin. The course offers you undulating hills, flat runnable sections and a couple larger hills to keep you honest.

 

START

The race starts promptly at 7:30 AM. In order to avoid backup on the trail, we employ honor based staggered start. Our hope is that the faster runners move toward the front to cut down on the conga line effect early on the race.

 

FINISH

The race will end eight hours later at 3:30 PM. Once you come through around 2:00 pm you have a decision to make - do you try for another big loop and risk not having it count or do you jump into the one mile course and play it safe.

 

LAP COUNTING

We record each lap completed at the start/lap aid station. It is your responsibility to verify that your bib number is recorded each time you pass through the lap point.

 

TIMING

We will have an official clock at the start/lap aid station so that you will know how much time remains as you begin each loop.

 

AID STATIONS

We have two aid stations available to you. The main aid station is stocked with your typical ultra fair, Hammer products and a few surprises through the day. The second aid station is at the 4 mile mark and stocked with water and Hammer products. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER CONTAINER TO CARRY to cut down on waste.

 

DROP BAGS

You may keep your drop bags available at the start point.  Be sure to bring anything you may need in your drop bag to ensure that you have a successful experience.

 

CREW

If you have a crew, they can hang out at the start aid station, but they should stay off the trails to be sure they do not interfere with racers experience.

 

PACERS

Please, no pacers. If you need someone to run with you have them register and run with you.

 

BATHROOMS

We will have portable toilets available at the start point and ask that you use these facilities and keep the trails clean.

 

DELAY, SUSPEND OR CANCEL THE EVENT

The race directors reserve the right to delay, suspend or cancel any part or all of the event if weather conditions deem it dangerous to the participants or harmful to the course.

Runner waving at photographer
Man running down trail
Runner waving at photographer