The 2017 Clover Chase
has been canceled.
Notice as of August 9, 2017
4th Annual Jackson County 4-H Clover Chase
Saturday, August 19, 2017
The running events will take place at Lincoln Elementary School in Merrillan.
Start & Finish Location
Start line - Lincoln Elementary School, Merrillan
Finish line - Lincoln Elementary School, Merrillan
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7:00 AM
For the half marathon race, the course will go from school to and down Hardwood Road, turning right onto Hwy. 12, down 12, turning left onto Dunlap road, following Dunlap until County Road F. Turn left onto County Road F, following F until just about a quarter of a mile after Sand Road, turning around and heading down Sand Road following Sand Road all the way until Merrilan to Green Street. Taking a left onto Hwy. we back to Hardwood Road. Take a right onto Hardwood Road and following it all the way back to school to the second driveway of school and to the finishline! :) The road is paved. There is also a slight inclined hill on Dunlap, but nothing too major. The 5K will have a turnaround point on Hardwood Road, the 1.5 mile fun run/walk will go around in town and slightly onto Hardwood Road and kids race will be in the lawn area. There will be mile markers along the way. The course will close at 11 a.m.
Prices for the races are as follows:
Half Marathon - $50
5K race - $25
1.5 mile fun run/walk - $20
Kids 1/2 mile race - $12
EARLY BIRD PRICING:
Half Marathon - January 21 - May 20 - $40 (after May 20 it will be $50)
5K - March 22 - January 21 - May 20 - $20 (after May 20 it will be $25)
You can register online on active.com when you click on this link:
Age Groups: 5K and Half Marathon: 12 & Under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+
Kids race age groups: 0-5; 6-9; 10-12
Registration is available on active.com (just type in Clover Chase) or registration forms can be found under the registration tab. Please make sure to print out and fill out BOTH pages, the registration AND the waiver and release!
The award ceremony will begin at 10:00. This will allow all of the events to have been done and people time to grab some replenishment and to relax a little while before the ceremony.
Additional Information (from the timers)
Your bib needs to be on the front of your outermost layer of clothing so we can see it as they are coming up to the finish line. The timing tags will need to be worn with one on each shoe, so they hang off the outside of either shoe. There will be an example to place at the registration table. Also, the timing tags need to be returned into the bin after you are done with the race. There will be volunteers that will be helping with the collection of the timing tags.
Please make check payable to:
Jackson County 4-H Parents & Leaders Association
Mail payment and registration to:
Jackson County 4-H
227 South 11th Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615
There will be water stations located every 2 miles on the side of the road along the Half Marathon/5K course (generously attended to by local 4-H Clubs)
What about strollers?
Strollers will ONLY be allowed in the 1.5 mile fun run/walk.
Are dogs allowed in the races?
NO animals of any kind will be allowed in any of the races.
In the spirit of celebrating Jackson County, 4-H, family and fitness we are once again hosting the Clover Chase. This will be a great event for the whole family. We are not only celebrating fitness, but also 4-H, which is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, reaching more than 7 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. Fueled by university-backed curriculum, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living, and food security.
ALL Half Marathoners will receive a finisher's medal. The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group for the Half Marathon and 5K races will receive a medal and all of the kids in the kids race will receive a ribbon as well as the top 3 finishers in each age group will receive a medal. All participants will receive a t-shirt with their registration. The t-shirts are moisture wicking shirts.
Only the Half Marathon and 5K races will be timed. They will be chip timed.
There will be ample parking at the school and nearby in town.
Race Day Schedule
Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes before your race so you can get registered. We will have registration Friday night from 4-7 p.m. at the school as well so you can pick up your bib and bag.
Racing times are:
Half Marathon - 7:00 a.m.
5K - 8:00 a.m.
1.5 mile fun run/walk - 8:05 a.m.
1/2 mile kids race - 9:00 a.m.
Janice McFarlane - jacksoncounty4Hcloverchase@yahoo.com
Lodging (Black River Falls is only 15 minutes away)
512 E 2nd St, Black River Falls · (715) 284-9919
919 State Highway 54, Black River Falls · (715) 284-4333
BEST WESTERN Arrowhead Lodge and Suites
600 Oasis Rd, Black River Falls · (715) 284-9471
Comfort Inn and Suites
W10170 Highway 54 E, Black River Falls · (715) 284-0888
W10090 State Highway 54, Black River Falls · (715) 284-3320
N11702 Elker Rd, Merrillan · (715) 964-8010
Village of Merrillan (up at Gile Park)
101 S. Main St. Merrillan, Wisconsin 54754 Phone: (715) 333-2332
Restaurants and Local Places to eat
There are a ton of fast food places in Black River Falls if you are staying in town, but if you are not staying in Black River Falls here are some closer to Merrillan.
Castle Hill Supper Club
N9581 Us Highway 12, Merrillan · (715) 333-5901
400 N Washington St, Merrillan · (715) 333-9200
Stones Throw Supper Club
W8210 County Road J, Merrillan · (715) 333-2603
N11702 Elker Rd, Merrillan · (715) 964-8010
107 N Main St, Merrillan · (715) 333-2240