Arctic Warrior Race, St. Germain« Back to Events
Ready for some outdoor mid-January fun in the North Woods? The Arctic Warrior Race is back for the second year in St. Germain, a center of winter playground fun in Vilas County and the North Woods. The event’s full name, by the way, is the 2nd Annual Arctic Warrior Snowshoe and Winter Obstacle Course Race.
The Arctic Warrior 1k Kids and 5k or 10k Snowshoe Race will wind you through the beautiful trails in St. Germain and alongside the obstacle course race. The Arctic Warrior 5k or 10k Obstacle Course Race will wind around Little St. Germain Lake and through trails of towering pines that will challenge you though variety of adventure obstacles including: a stuck in snow tire shuffle, arctic stair challenge, frozen switchback climb, snowy tundra tunnel crawl and a frozen tire bike race to name a few.
The Obstacle Course Challenge is a Team event so bring your friends along (team sizes can range in size from 2-6). The Most Spirited Arctic Warrior Team will be recognized at 3:30 at the Wild Bear Grill & Pub. Proceeds from the Race will be shared with the St. Germain Non-Motorized Trail System Fund. Discover Wisconsin will be there filming, and co-host Eric Paulsen, who is also the “Head Tourer” for State Trunk Tour, will check out the action and may be talked into seeing how fast he can go on snowshoes (spoiler alert: not very.)
St. Germain holds the Snowmobile Hall of Fame, which is along Highway 70. Just up Highway 155 closer to Sayner, the Vilas County Museum holds the first true snowmobile, which was patented by Carl Eliason in 1924. This area definitely knows their winter sports and how to get around in the snow!
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