Cani "Cross" America Virtual Option:
The Largest CaniCross Series in the Country now offers the Cani "Cross" America Virtual Option to this event.
Simply click on the REGISTER NOW! button and select the virtual option when registering.
We will track your total miles for each event, provide you with some great swag throughout this season's eight events and help in organizing "meet up" locations across the U.S.
Calling The Mare Trail Adventure (formerly Pike River)
Not only does the Pike River Trail Run/Walk/CaniCross have a NEW home at Seno K/RLT Conservancy, it now has a NEW name as well (Calling the Mare Trail Adventure).
The new home...
This land was donated by Dr. Elvira Seno, directing its 127-acre facility in western Kenosha County toward educating the public on prudent land management for sustainable forestry practices with related benefits to wildlife and natural beauty. Dr. Elvira Seno wished her beloved “Slippery Slopes” tree farm to become a place for others to learn about trees and nature. Dr. Seno passed away in November 1996. In her last year, she saw her dream fulfilled as buses full of children came to learn about forests and nature on her beautiful farm.
What does “Calling the Mare” mean?
In Medieval England, September was always known as the Harvest month, and as the many farmers would gather in the last of their crops, trying to prove that they had reaped the best crops they would try and beat their neighbouring farmers to complete the work first. There was a fun ceremony known as “Calling the Mare” and this involved quickly gathering the last sheaf of the harvest and shaping it into a mare shape, then delivering it to the neighbouring farmers land, shouting “Mare, Mare”. This was supposed to signify that wild horses would come and eat their harvest if they didn’t gather it in quickly. Once the receiving farmer had finished gathering his crop, he would pass it onto the next farmer who had not finished until it reached the last farmer. This last farmer would then have to keep the “Mare” on display for a year to show that he was the slowest farmer. Similarly, corn dolls were also weaved into shapes and placed in the corn fields as farmers believed that these corn dolls were the spirit of the corn goddess. It was believed that if you did not place a corn doll in your fields the corn goddess would die and so would your crops. So now you know what the term “Calling the Mare” means and that it comes from an old farming tradition.
New to CaniCross? This event is beginner-friendly. Hands-free leash and harness are not required. If you are interested in upgrading your CaniCross equipment, visit our boutique at 1706 22nd Ave in Kenosha. We will happily size your pup (and you). You can also give the equipment a test run on our property or the adjoining bike path.
the Red White & BluePROGRAM
The Kenosha Running Company is humbled and thankful to announce that all military veterans, active serviceman, police, sheriffs and their spouses will be able to run/walk many of our 2020 events for FREE. Please look for the FLAG logo for the events that offer this unique opportunity. If you qualify, please email us or call (262) 925-0300 to receive a discount code for the FREE entry. Please note, you will have to show proper identification at packet pick up. 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.
ROVER's RULES for CaniXC:
Pre-post run or walk, all dogs must be on a short leash. Dogs must be under control around other dogs, runners & walkers. Owners, please be aware of children approaching your dog. Clean up after your dog. No dogs inside buildings. We want this to be a fun, safe event for everyone and every dog.
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021
Seno K/RLT Conservancy
3606 Dyer Lake Rd (Hwy. P), Burlington, WI
Seno is located 5 miles south of Burlington and 7 miles east and north of Lake Geneva on County Hwy P. It is 1.5 miles north of State Hwy 50. It is 20 miles west of I-94 Kenosha.
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