DATE: Sat, July 25, 2020 8:30 AM (normally - but it's not a normal year).
The Black Squirrel Scurry is going VIRTUAL. We are a little bit nuts, but not crazy this year. We want everyone to be safe. We want to support our beneficiaries and we want you to get out and be healthy. Here's how it will work: Register for the race (no places, it's all participation). Do whatever type you want: solo, relay, tandem. Do your 2 mile paddle (kayak, canoe, or even SUP this year) anywhere. Do your 17-18 mile road bike anywhere. Do a 3 mile/5k run anywhere. Do them any time, they can even be on different days (How would we know?) Email or message your cumulative time and we will mail you some really cool socks with Shirley Squirrel on them, a participants medal (ever see a squirrel wear a mask? We are looking into that), and maybe another item or 2. For those already registered, we will be contacting you via email by June 1 for any questions or concerns or contact me. Greg Eichelkraut, Race Director
Stange’s Park (Paddle/Bike Transition) 3rd St, Merrill, WI
MARC (Bike/Run Transition, Finish) 1100 MARC Dr, Merrill
Ballyhoo’s Pub and Grill/Cenotaph Park(Awards) 124 N Prospect Ave, Merrill
EVENT DESCRIPTION: The Black Squirrel Scurry is a triathlon that features a 2 mile paddle down the Prairie River, a 17.5 mile bike ride featuring the River Bend Trail out to the countryside of Lincoln County, and a 5K trail run through the Merrill Area Rec Complex and Council Grounds State Park. Park at the MARC and catch a shuttle bus to Prairie River Park. ($65 Solo, $35 19U Solo, $120 Tandems & Relays) Socks guaranteed if registered by July 10th.
RACE FEES: $65 Solo Ages 20 and Older. $75 after July 1, 2020. $90 Fri, July 24th
$35 Solo 19U
$120 Tandem and Relay Teams Ages 20 and Older. $130 after July 1, 2020. $150 Fri, July 24
$65 Tandem and Relay Teams 19U
EVENT SCHEDULE: Friday, July 24th (MARC)
5:00-8:00 PM Bag Pick-up,
Onsite Registration Friday only ($90 solo, $150 Tandems and Relays)
RACE DAY: July 25th 6:30 AM Transition areas open up. Bag pick up 6-8 AM at Prairie Trails Park (No onsite Reg). Shuttle buses from MARC to Prairie Trails 7:15 AM to 8:45 AM (every 15 minutes)
8:30 AM First racer takes off. Racers take off in 30 sec intervals.
1:30 PM Awards at Ballyhoos Pub and Grill/Cenotaph Park (Raffle follows Awards)
4:00 PM Lobsterfest – Lobster dinners must be preordered (See race website)
AWARDS: Top 3 for all divisions: Solo Age divisions for males and females.
Plaque to 1) top male and female finisher also earns free registration for 2021. 2)Top corporate team also earns free registration for business/organization for 2021. 3) Top 19U relay team. 4) Top Tandem over-all
BENEFICIARIES: Northwoods Veterans Post and Friends of the River Bend Trail
WEATHER POLICY: We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event due to lightning or severe weather. Unsafe river conditions may cause the elimination of the paddling portion and a biathlon will be held starting at the 3rd St Bridge. All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.