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Elephant Ears and Brownies

8km Prediction Run

April 13, 2024 at 10am 

Predict your finish time. Run your 8km on a gravel road (without any timing device). The person who comes closest to guessing their actual time wins, regardless of their finish line placing.

But more important, once you finish the race you get to feast on "fresh-out-of-the-oil" Elephant Ears, our World Famous Mad Trapper Brownies, and beer!

Trail Racing at the Mad Trapper has always prioritized participation, a sense of community, fun and food over hardcore competition. The key factors why we started all our races. The Mad Trapper Elephant Ear and Brownie Prediction Run epitomizes those values to the fullest!

In this trail racing event, the winner is not the fastest or the runner who finishes the course first overall, but rather the runner who best guesses his/her final race time. This is an 8km, out and back, undulating gravel road course that that participants will run without access to any form of timing device.

If the first place finisher finishes in a time of 28:00, but prior to the start, guessed a time of 30 minutes, then his time is off by 2 minutes. 

 If the 54th place finisher finishes in a time of 54:02, but guessed a finish time of 54:00, then that person’s time is only off by 2 seconds. And this 54th place finisher will most likely be the overall winner with a time difference of only 2 seconds! 

Mad Trapper races are legendary when it comes to our post race food, but in this event, we take it post race carbo-loading to a whole new level. We'll be serving fresh-out-of-the-oil "elephant ears" (almost the same as Beaver Tails® but without the trademark), our World Famous Mad Trapper Brownies, and beer.

So if this isn't the unhealthiest, and most fun, 8k gravel road race on the planet, I don't know what is!