​​​June is Wisconsin's reward for surviving the blustery winter months and the gray muddy days of spring and there is no better way to commemorate the start of green and warmth than a run in the woods.

The Coureurs de Bois Trail Run and Relay (which means to run in the woods), is a celebration of the start of summer. Taking place in Petrifying Springs Park, in Kenosha, this trail event is perfect for all fitness levels. The event distances of 4, 8, 12, or 16 miles individual events or a 16 mile 2-person relay will fit all athletes, from those who soldiered through winter training to those who snuggled in and waited winter out.

The course is a 4-mile loop that starts in a wide grassy area and leads you to the single track trails that meander through the woods within the  Petrifying Springs and UW Parkside. The hardwood forest provides the perfect distraction from the rolling hills and possible short steep climbs (depending on the mood of the race director). The optional chilly river crossing will serve as the reminder of the iciness of winter the promise of warmer days to come.

For those that enjoy running or walking with their dog, this is a dog-friendly event. There will not, however, be a separate CaniCross division.

 XCThrillogy is offering RUNSURANCE on this event.  If for any reason you are unable to attend the Coureurs de Bois Trail Run and Relay, you can defer your entry to the next year's event, run a similar priced event, or get 80% of your entry fee refunded.  Select RUNSURANCE as an option during registration if you are interested.

Individual Runner or Walker - $37.00
Couple (spouses, parent/minor child, partners in same household) - $63.00
Two person relay - $63.00
Family 4 pack - $110.00
Guest fee for those not running but joining the party! - $7.00
Virtual CaniCross race - $25.00         



Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020

(This event is Dog-Friendly)


Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Kenosha (Kansasville), WI

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We thank you for your patience within the coming weeks, as we work on finalizing this event's changes... please check back frequently for all the great updates, such as the revised and challenging distances for individuals and relay teams, as well as the new and assorted starting times. 

  • 4 or 8 mile walk
  • 4, 8, 12 or 16 mile run
  • 16 mile 2-person relay

Signup is currently suspended.

For more information regarding volunteering at any of our events, please contact Brian Thomas at

(262) 925-0300 or e-mail: briant@kenosharunningcompany.com


All event details as noted here are subject to change as we continue to finalize the specifics of this event.

Please check this web site page frequently for event changes & updates.  Thank you for your interest and support.


The Kenosha Running Company is humbled and thankful to announce that all military veterans, active serviceman, and their spouses will be able to run/walk many of our 2020 events for FREE or at  discount.  If you are a veteran active serviceman, or a spouse, please email us (stephaniez@kenosharunningcompany.com) or call (262) 925-0300 to receive a discount code for the FREE entry.  Please note, you will have to show your military ID at packet pick up.  (Excludes the Somers We the People One-Mile Parade Run and the Evil Smiley Veteran's Day Run. The Hilloopy and Hot Hill Hairy is offered at a 25% discount)

If you are not involved in the military, please consider a donation to the military program so it will be maintainable and sustainable for many years to come.  Donations may be made online with your race registration to the XCT Military Program or simply mail your check (made out to Kenosha Running Company) to KRC, P.O. Box 126, Kenosha, WI 53141. 

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