October 29 – November 5, 2022
The Fall Back Blast is continuing the hybrid model for 2022. Participants will have the option once again to choose their day, time, events, and weather over the 7 day event. BUT for 2022, there will be a new distance: marathon! The in-person option will happen Saturday, November 5th!
There will be five distance events to choose from. You can do one distance, do all of the distances, or anything in between during the virtual week. You can also create your own off-site course if you cannot get to Eau Claire. Of course, you’ll have to choose your distance for the in-person race.
We will also need volunteers for course setup, take down, and daily course checks at Lowes Creek. Volunteers will also be needed for the “in-person” portion of the event on Saturday, November 5th.
SWAG / Packet Pickup / Registration
- Registration is available during the Packet Pickup times noted below. Cash or Check.
- Shirts ordered before October 29th will be available on November 5th
- Shirts ordered after that date should also be available on November 4th and 5th, but not guaranteed (we ordered extras to accommodate later entries, but can’t guarantee your size will be available), if not, your shirt will be ordered/mailed to the address included on your registration.
Saturday November 5th 7-10am Eau Claire County Expo Center 5530 Fairview Dr, Eau Claire, WI 54701
For the 2022 Fall Back Blast virtual & in-person races, we will continue the original 12.5K course! Follow the yellow signs.
You can choose to run any time during the week and we’ll let you know where and how to submit your results. Available distance are:
1 Loop – 12.5K
2 Loops – 25K
Marathon – (3 Loops + 5K route)
4 Loops – 50K
Awards will be provided for the winners (male and female) for each of the distances. You can run each distance separately throughout the week, but can only win an award for one of the distances. If you choose to do all four distances throughout the week (is there anyone crazy enough?), we will provide a very special additional award for that. We’re calling that the “Crazy Blaster Challenge”. We also are including the Over The Top category. This is for the person who wants to see how many laps they can do in one effort.
5K: We will also have a 5k for those exploring trail running. This will be both a virtual event and in-person on race day. Follow the 5k signs. Awards for the in person event will go to the top male and female, as well as the top male and female masters runners. No awards will be given for the virtual 5k
Do you and your dog enjoy exploring the woods and trails at Lowes Creek County Park? Then the event for you is to take your furry friend(s) out for a walk and record your time and distance (if you know it). This is a non-competitive event and you will be eligible for door prizes.
When you register, there is no need to choose your event for the virtual option. For the in-person race, be sure to choose the right ticket (please read the ticket options carefully). You will simply register once, and you can participate in any or all of the events. You will participate at your convenience during the 7 day period between October 30 and November 5. Plus you have the option of racing in person on Saturday, November 6 if you choose that option.
When you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more information within about an hour (usually much sooner). If you don’t see it, please check your spam folders and if you still don’t see it, let us know and we’ll get it to you.
If you can’t be in Eau Claire during this time, we welcome your participation using any 12.5K course you create, wherever you are. This option will not qualify for the winners awards, but this is a way to still participate and help support the trails. Register the same way below and you will be provided with information on how to submit your results.
As always, we can’t do these events without volunteers.
NEW this year! For those donating 4+ hours of time, we will ensure you get the race shirt for your time and effort! For those less than that, we will have past swag to choose from!
This is a great way to help support our trails for all uses. Link to volunteer coming soon!
- Virtual Only – $35: This option is for those who wish to only participate virtually. Participants will receive the 2022 Fall Back Blast Shirt
- In-Person – $45: Register before September 1 at a discounted rate of $45. After September 1, price will begin to increase so sign up early! In-Person participants will of course receive the 2022 Fall Back Blast Shirt.
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Virtual Fall Back Blast
October 29, 2022 - November 4, 2022
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
In-person Fall Back Blast
November 5, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm