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The RUD Run (Run Until Done) is a very unique experience for runners! We welcome runners of all ability and experience level. We believe this event allows the opportunity for runners to experience our trails, a variety of the unique features, and to push themselves in a unique format.

Challenge by choice:

RELAY (2-8 runners) or INDIVIDUAL


The run begins at 10:00 a.m. and each runner (either individual or one runner for each team) will have up to ONE HOUR to complete their 4.15 mile loop. If a runner fails to complete the loop within the hour, they are eliminated from the event. If a runner finishes the loop prior to the one hour time limit, they have the remaining time to rest and recoup before starting again on the next hour. Each runner's pace is their choice, but they must be back at the starting line when the next lap begins on the hour. If one runner from a team (any size team) fails to complete the lap in an hour, that entire team is disqualified.


Full Race Individual - $45

2-3 Person Team - $60

4+ Person Team - $90

First Lap - $20



Our primary goal is to provide an experience to on our amazing trails! We are ecstatic to share our trails and Upper Hixon with you and your family. Come join us for a day of fun! Registration donations go to cover the cost the Hixon Trail Series and helping to make the Hixon 4est RUD better and better each year.

No race day registration. For our prep work and to make sure the experience is best for everyone involved, we ask that you register by August 1st.

To run these fun and unique events, we always need volunteers! If you, or someone you know, is interested in helping make this a great trail experience for others please consider volunteering. There are LOTS of opportunities to serve before, during, and after the event.

Hixon4est RUD Run

DATE: Saturday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 4th 

TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (24 hours)

START/FINISH: Upper Hixon Trails Parking Lot

DISTANCE: ~4 miles per lap



RUD RUN Details

    • The race is embodies some of the classic trails in Upper Hixon! Our scenic loop blends some wider prairie trails with technical single track. From roots, grade reversals, short punchy climbs, rocky terrain to gradual switchbacks, you'll get a taste of what La Crosse's trail system has to offer. We plan on alternating the direction of travel each lap! This is sure to keep it fresh and make each lap feel brand new again.


    • Tent sites for teams, and smaller spots for individual competitors, are available for teams along the driveway to the trailhead parking lot. Two options to sign-up for are:

      • The Gritty (12'x12' - space for canopy, chairs, cooler) - recommended for individual runners or teams of 3 or less

      • The Greedy (12'x20' - space for tent, canopy, etc.) - recommended for teams of 4 or more

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