April 9, 2014

Fall Back Blast Trail Run

November 2, 2019

5K, 10K, 25K and 50K Trail Run Distances

Lowes Creek County Park, Eau Claire, WI

Get ready to earn that extra hour of sleep!  Join us for the 6th Annual Fall Back Blast Trail Run presented by Mayo Clinic Health System.  We offer up a fun, yet challenging course with a healthy mix of single track and ski trail.  You’ll find short, punchy climbs, roots, rocks and plenty of pine trees.  Your distance choices include a 5K, 10K, 25K and 50K. The race is limited to the first 300 registrants, so sign up before it’s too late! Follow our Facebook Event Page

All pre-registered runners will receive a  performance long-sleeve t-shirt, post race refreshments and a finisher’s “medal*”.  Overall Male and Female winners in each race distance will receive an embroidered drop bag.

New 2019 Course Maps (click the maps for a larger view):

We’ve decided to change things up a bit and offer new courses for the Fall Back Blast Trail Run. For those who want a shorter distance, we are now offering a 5K option. New to running, or to trail running in particular? This a great distance to see what all of the fuss is about! The 10K option offers even more trail goodness. But if you are looking for the ultimate tour of all that Lowes Creek has to offer, the new 25K loop is what you need! This loop takes you on every single-track trail in the park! And the lucky 50K runners get to run the loop twice!

Yes, we know…this 25K Course Map can look a bit confusing and daunting, especially if you are not familiar with Lowes Creek (and even if you are). On race day, the course will be well-marked and will run very well. Until then, please use the link below for a course description that will help guide you through it.

25K Course Description


Click Here to register at UltraSignup:

Register now through 5/31/19:
5K – $25
10K – $25
25K – $50
50K – $75
Register between 6/1/19 – 8/31/19:
5K – $35
10K – $35
25K – $60
50K – $85
Register between 9/1/19 – Race Day:
5K – $45
10K – $45
25K – $70
50K – $95
  • Online registration closes 10/31/19 (earlier if limit is reached)
  • Packet Pick-up will be 4pm – 7pm at Modicum Brewing, 3732 Spooner Ave., Altoona, WI
  • Late registration will be available at Packet Pick-up and on Race Day (as spots are available and T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed).
Race Day Details:
The start and finish area for the Fall Back Blast Trail Race is located at the EC County Expo at 5530 Fairview Drive.  Directions.
6:30 am – Racer Check-in Opens / Packet Pickup – Eau Claire County Expo Grounds Concession Pavillion
7:30 am – Racer Check-in Closes
7:45 am – Pre-Race Meeting
8:00 am – RACE STARTS
Friendly volunteers, post race refreshments, portable toilets and aid stations are available.  Key drop and self-support drop bag area also available.
Yes, we need volunteers to help make this event the best it can be! Sign up using the link below:
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com
2019 Fall Back Blast Racer Swag:
All participants for all distances will receive a long-sleeve finisher shirt with one of our favorite John Muir quotes, a finisher glass with a matching quote, and a finisher medal that is also a coaster that would work nicely for the glass once it’s filled with a cold beverage:
Additional Fall Back Blast Gear Available for Purchase:
Click here for details…
 2019 Event Sponsors Include:

We reserve the right to make changes to the event or cancel it entirely if weather conditions pose a risk to racers or volunteers.  All entry fees are non-refundable.  The race course will close at 5pm for the safety of all participants and volunteers.

 * We use the word “Medal” to indicate the finisher recognition item – from the beginning this race has chosen to provide finishers with something with a purpose rather than a standard medal.  The meaning behind this is to give participants something that they can use rather than something that hangs on a hook or sits in a drawer.  Past items have included a Nite Ize carabiner/bottle opener, a printed cowbell and an aluminum water bottle with sticker. 


2018 Fall Back Blast Results

2017 Fall Back Blast Results




Course Records:

12.5K Melissa Zajec 1:01 (2015) Adam Loomis 51:54 (2015)
Jamie Riley 2:07  (2015)
Jason Finch  1:36  (2015)
Lauren Griessmeyer 4:40 (2018)
 Roman Pagnier 3:14 (2017)
Tara Burr 4:32 (2018)
 Tyler Heinz    4:04 (2014)