Pine Valley - Blue House Orphanage Run

Pine Valley - Blue House Run 11k
Distance:11k
Time:8:30 AM
Course:The course is two laps (one clockwise and one counterclockwise) on the Pine Valley ski trails.
Surface:Trail
Fee:Individuals: $20 online or $25 on race day.
Add $10 for race shirt.
LY Winners:Male: James Hagerl, 48:37
Female: Alisha Bradley, 58:32
LY Attend.:26
Results: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Pine Valley - Blue House Run 5.5k
Distance:5.5k
Time:8:30 AM
Course:The course is one clockwise lap on the Pine Valley ski trails.
Surface:Trail
Fee:Individuals: $20 online or $25 on race day.
Add $10 for race shirt.
LY Winners:Male: Paul Elmstrand, 26:30
Female: Mary Ames, 34:08
LY Attend.:21
Results: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Pine Valley - Lost Forester Run
Distance:9-12 miles
Time:8:30 AM
Course:

The Pine Valley - Lost Forester run is designed to be hard. It is a 9 to 12 mile trail and off-trail race up and down the steepest hills in Pine Valley, through swamps, in creeks, and through dense brush.  The route is 11K of trails followed by an undetermined distance of an off-trail ribbon line of flagging like that used by foresters.  Runners will be self-supporting the whole distance.  They will have to carry their own water, gels, and compass.  Long sleeve shirts, pants, and sturdy shoes are highly recommended.

Pete Bunyan, Paul Bunyan’s older-younger brother, is a forester.  His job was to scout out pine and aspen  trees for Paul and Babe, the Blue Ox, to cut and float down to the sawmill.  Pete has not come back from his last assignment.  Somebody has to go find him and bring him back.  That somebody is you.

First, you need to get to the stand of pines and aspen.  To do so, you need to run two laps on the Pine Valley Ski Trail – going first in the reverse and then in the forwards direction.

Second, you need to follow Pete's trail of ribbons through the woods and brush, uphill, downhill, through swamps and creeks off-trail until you find him.  A change of shoes and pants for the off-trail ribbon line is highly recommended as the ground is very uneven.

Third, you need to bring Pete back.  A compass will be handy to get back.

The Lost Forester is limited to the most hardy 25 searchers.

See the registration page for detailed rules.

Surface:Cross Country, Trail
Fee:Individuals: $30 online or $40 on race day.
Add $10 for race shirt.
Results: 2017
General Info
Date:September 4, 2017 (Monday)
City:Cloquet, MN
Location:Pine Valley
Website:Event Website
Notes:This is a fund raiser for the Blue House Orphanage in Uganda, which is home to 30 girls.  Your participation in the Pine Valley races help girls and young women grow in a safe, caring environment, and receive more education.  They can now become independent adults, with a chance to beat the poverty that they faced as young, vulnerable children and orphans. 
After the race, stay in Cloquet for the Labor Day parade.

Online Registration
 will open March 1st.
Annual:5th annual event
Contacts
Tim Krohn
E-Mail:   tijkrohn@aol.com