Buck Rut Run

Buck Rut RunLabor Day has passed, the leaves are starting to turn, and deer are on the move. Soon, the bucks will begin to rut. It wouldn’t be wise to join them, but it’s always a good idea to join us for the Buck Rut Run!

Saturday, November 7, 2015
12:00 Noon – 5K Trail Race

The 24th Annual Buck Runt Run is managed by the Lakeland Union High School Cross Country team, and it continues to be hosted by Minocqua Winter Park. Proceeds from race registration benefit the LUHS CC team and Winter Park.

Race Updates

Update #1: Registration for the 24th Annual Buck Rut Run is open!


The Buck Rut Run is a 5K Trail Race on some of Minoqua Winter Park’s intermediate and advanced trails, including Base Loop and VO2 Max. See the race course map.

Winter Park is located 15-minutes from downtown Minocqua. See detailed driving directions. Winter Park is also the venue of the Muggy Buggy 5K & Xtreme Mud Run and LUHS CC’s races, including the Ted Voigt Invite and the Great Northern Conference.

The race will be directed by Coach Kevin Fitzpatrick and the Lakeland Union High School Cross Country team. Visit the 24th Annual Buck Rut Run’s official info page.


If you register for just the 5K, you WILL NOT receive a t-shirt.

If you register for the 5K with t-shirt, you WILL receive a Buck Rut Run commemorative t-shirt. 5K with t-shirt registration CLOSES AT 11:59PM on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th.

Through October 24 Through November 7
Buck Rut 5K $25 $30
Buck Rut 5K & T-Shirt $35
Register Online Today

Official race registration, managed by T&H Timing.


Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Minocqua Winter Park

10:00 AM – Bib Pick-up & Late Registration in the Winter Park chalet

12:00 Noon – 24th Annual Buck Rut Run – Mass Start

2:00 PM – Park Closes


Official timing and scoring will be conducted by Tortoise & Hare Race Management, LLC, and a dedicated group of volunteers.





Race Course Maps

Click on the maps to download high-resolution PDF versions.