Race Details – Tour de Dodge

Start/Finish and Race Headquarters:
Governor Dodge State Park (Amphitheater Lot)
4175 WI-23, Dodgeville, WI 53533
Google Maps directions here.

**A WI State Parks vehicle admission sticker is required for entry into the Governor Dodge State Park. One can be purchased here.

Start Date/Times:
April 22, 2023
50K: 7:00am
10K: 8:00am

Quick Stats
50K > 30.5 miles, 4000ft elevation gain, 7 aid stations, 9 hour cutoff
10K > 6 miles, 900 ft elevation gain, 1 aid station

TRAVEL >> Gov. Dodge State park is approximately 50 min west of Madison, 2 hours from La Crosse, 3 hours from Eau Claire. We strongly encourage carpooling if you can!
PARKING >> Please park in the Amphitheater lot on race day (GPS here)
LODGING >> Camping is available at Gov. Dodge State Park in the Twin Valley Campground. Reserve your site here. Hotels are also available in Dodgeville (about a 5 min drive from the park).

Packet Pickup
Packet pickup for both events will begin at 6:00am. We will make a few short announcements prior to the start of each event.

Anything goes for weather in April in Wisconsin! Be prepared for sun, rain, snow, or all of the above. Average temps at the end of April tend to be highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s. Trails should be in good shape by then but snow and ice can linger. Prepare accordingly.

Hunting and The Tour de Dodge
The Tour de Dodge occurs during spring turkey hunting season. We strongly advise runners to wear blaze orange or other high-visibility clothing.

Registration Information
RESGISTRATION >> Registration opens Nov 15th!
50K: $60 (11/15 – 12/14), $70 (12/15 – 4/22)
10K: $30 (11/15 – 12/14), $40 (12/15 – 4/22)
REFUNDS, TRANSFERS, EXCHANGES >> Entry fees are not refundable under any circumstance. Race registrations are not transferrable to other participants. Currently we do not allow transfers between race distances.
DEFERRALS >> The DTC is happy to provide race deferrals for entry into the event the following year for pregnancy, injury or serious illness. Contact us thru UltraSignup or our Contact Us page to request a deferral.
CANCELLATION POLICY >> The Driftless Trail Collective reserves the right to modify or cancel the race to due (including but no exclusive to) safety or trail condition concerns, natural disaster, weather, pandemic-related issues, or at the request of the State of WI DNR or local officials. In that event of a cancellation there will be no refunds. All proceeds will be given to The Friends of Governor Dodge organization.

We have a few rules/requirements for our races that sort of go without saying… but you can and should read them anyway.

The Tour de Dodge is a cupless race. We take sustainability seriously and want to keep our environmental impact to a minimum. You can purchase a collapsible cup for race day here or add one onto your race registration for $5.

The Driftless Trail Collective welcomes everyone to our events and into the broader trail running community as a whole. You are welcome and valued here regardless of your race, gender, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religious, spiritual, or political beliefs, socioeconomic status, age, or how slow or fast your run. We treat everyone with respect and dignity and expect all participants in DTC events to do the same.

Gender-Affirming Policy
When registering for the Tour de Dodge and all events put on by the Driftless Trail Collective, please select the gender that matches your own. Transgender entrants can register to compete as either male or female with no restrictions. Non-binary entrants are welcome to register in either the explicit, non-binary category or in whichever gender category they wish.

Registration is via Ultrasignup, which currently has a non-binary option for gender but does not yet report results for non-binary people separate from men and women. As of October 2022, we know that Ultrasignup plans to update its system to allow this sometime in 2023. We will keep our registration and results reporting process as up-to-date as possible. If Ultrasignup does not report non-binary results in April 2023, we will issue our official results via another platform.

Participant/Finisher Items
All registrants will receive a Territory Run Co. custom, colored, and embroidered hat with the Driftless Trail Collective logo. We may also have extra hats for volunteers! For every participant who finishes, we will provide a finisher’s prize, TBA! The top three finishers of each gender category (men, women, and non-binary) will get a customized version of this prize to reflect their placing in the race.