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Conserve School
Half Marathon & 5K

Land O'Lakes, WI
September 17, 2017

This event is a collaboration between Great Lakes Endurance and The Conserve School, who both share a passion for creating awareness of the natural environment. The race course travels along 7 wilderness lakes and includes elegant single track as well as wide grassy cross country ski trail. Nationally recognized as an environmentally focused private academy, the Conserve School provides students with a world class curriculum in the heart of Wisconsin's north woods. The school also features over 20 kilometers of cross country ski trails and 8 kilometers of sustainably built single track. The school has a large photovoltaic array, a "Green Machine" wastewater treatment facility, and a community organic garden.

2017 Conserve School Event Schedule


Start Time

Half Marathon

8:00 a.m.


8:30 a.m.


2017 Event Results

Travel & Lodging

Nearest Airport: Houghton, MI or Green Bay, WI
Chamber of Commerce: (800) 236-3432
Land O'Lakes Chamber of Commerce Website
Land O'Lakes Accommodations

Packet Pick Up

Where: Lowenwood Recreation Center, Conserve School Campus
Saturday, September 16, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. or Sunday, September 17, 7:00 to 7:45 a.m.


Half Marathon

The courses starts near the Recreation Center and head eastward on single track ascending a ridge overlooking the eastern end of Big Donahue Lake before heading northward to an elegant section of single track along Little Donahue Lake and Lake Elaine. The course transitions to wide XC ski trail that gives runners views of both Little and Big Bateau Lake, before heading westward to capture a another section of single track on the north ridge overlooking Lake Elaine. Runners descend back onto XC ski trail and head west through both pine and hardwood forests on their way to Ink Pot Lake and then past Dollar Lake before traveling along the edge of a tamarack bog before reaching Big Donahue Lake. Runners travel along single track along the shores of Big Donahue before heading into the finish at the Lowenwood Recreation Center.
Half Marathon Starts @ 8:00 a.m. Lowenwood Recreation Center



The course is a beautiful forested loop, starting near the Recreation Center and head eastward on single track around Little Donahue Lake And Lake Elaine before transitioning onto XC Trail. Runners head west through pine and hardwood forest before returning to the Recreation Center.
5K Starts @ 8:30 a.m. Lowenwood Recreation Center


Aid Stations

The Half Marathon features two aid stations at approximately 9K and 16K

Post Race Refreshments

Door County cherry juice and homemade baked goods.

2017 Conserve School Trail Run Entry Fees

EventUntil 11:00 p.m. July 15, 2017Until 11:00 p.m. August 19, 2017Until 8:00 p.m. September 16, 2017

Refund & Transfer Policy

No refunds. This means that once you have registered your entry fee will not be refunded for any reason by Great Lakes Endurance. offers entry fee insurance.
No participant transfers. This means you may not transfer your entry to anyone else.
No year to year transfers. This means that you cannot transfer your entry to any future events.
Event transfers. You may transfer from the 20K to the 5K until September 16, 2017. Email the race director ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to request an event change.
There are no refunds for entry fee differences between events.
Please note: Personal checks will no longer be accepted by Great Lakes Endurance.


Event Top Three in Each Age Group All Runners
Half Marathon Maas Farm Maple Syrup from the north woods of Wisconsin. Custom race shirt.

Age Groups

EventAge Groups
Half Marathon 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
23 & Under, 24-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Environmental Measures

  1. Ecological fabric race shirts.
  2. Locally harvested maple syrup.
  3. Post race refreshments are locally grown, organic or both.
  4. All food waste composted and used in the Conserve School organic garden.
  5. Course marked with reusable flags removed directly after the event.