2016 WEMS Schedule

WEMS is pleased to introduce the 2016 series schedule. We will also be offering an early bird registration for 2016 in the next few weeks.

April 30 The Wild Rild Buzzard Buster Levis Mound Trail Head,
Hatfield, WI
May 7 Northern Kettles Endurance Challenge Greenbush Trail System,
Glenbeulah, WI
May 21 18 Hours of Alpine Valley AV Ski Resort,
Lake Geneva, WI
June 4 Romp in the Swamp Epic Nine Mile Rec Area, Wausau, WI
June 18 Southern Kettles Classic Emma Carlin Trail Head,
Eagle, WI
July 16 Stump Farm 100 Reforestation Camp,
Suamico, WI
August 27 RASTA Rock N Root Washburn Trails
Rhinelander, WI
September 17 Northern Kettles Fall Epic New Fane Trails,
New Fane, WI
October 8 Thunderdown in the Underdown (WEMS Championship) Underdown Rec Area,
Gleason, WI
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2015 ROMP in the SWAMP – WEMS Championship Results

Here are the official results for the 2015 ROMP in the SWAMP – WEMS Championship at 9 Mile County Forest near Wausau, WI.

2015 Romp in the Swamp Results

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Romp in the Swamp – 9 Mile County Forest – Wausau, WI

Online Registration will close tonight at 10:00pm!! You have a little over 7 hours left to take advantage of the entry fee savings. Day of Race Registration will open at 6:30am and we will have some complementary breakfast items for those who choose to camp out next to the course.

Don’t worry about paying for camping tonight, we can come around and collect in the morning. Just look for orange signs that direct you to the camping and pit areas. Please don’t camp past the “CAUTION” tape when you arrive.

For Questions, contact Jason 715-212-5711.

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2015 Overall Series Points Standings

Here are your 2015 overall series leaders! It is a close battle in the Women’s long distance solo and anything can happen at this weekends “Romp in the Swamp” WEMS Championship. The Men’s mid distance and short distance categories will be battle to see who finishes in this years top 5. Remember, anyone who completes 4 or more races will recieve an overall series award for the respective place, even if they finished 10th overall.

2015 Series Standings (updated 9-30-15)

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2015 – Romp in the Swamp WEMS championship (Nine Mile Rec Area – Wausau, WI)

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015


This is the first time that WEMS has rolled onto Nine Mile Recreation Area near Wausau, WI and we are looking forward to the new addition. The venue is made possible with volunteers from the Central Wisconsin Off-Road Cycling Coalition (CWOCC) which is the local IMBA chapter.

Online Registration will close on Friday October 2nd at 10:00pm. (Click Here)
Day of Race registration is also available and opens at 6:30 am.
Day of Race registration will close 15 minutes prior to the start of each event.

Start times are as follows:
Late Season race so light is an issue and that is the reason for earlier start and finish times. NOTE: This race is following a 24 hour format so your last lap must be STARTED before 5:00pm and you must FINISH after 5:00pm.

Long Race (9+ Hour): 8:00 am – final lap must be STARTED before 5:00 pm
Mid Race (6+ Hour): 11:00 am – final lap must be STARTED before 5:00 pm
Short Race (3+ Hour): 2:00 pm – final lap must be STARTED before 5:00 pm

Course description:
There will be a shorter course (around 7.5 mile loops) for the 3 Hour Solo, 6 Hour Duo, and 9 Hour Teams. The 6 Hour Solo, 9 Hour Solo, and 9 Hour Duo will do a longer course (around 14 mile loops). Much of the course will be on singletrack with some areas double track and a few hills on the longer course.

Course MAP:

2015 Champ Course Map

Lots of great pit area for EZ-UP tents along the course!

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude 44.879361  Longitude -89.713079
Address: 8704 Red Bud Road, Wausau, WI 54401


There is lots of space for camping along and near the course, for a simple fee of just $15 per spot to help cover permit costs. The amount above will cover for both Friday and Saturday nights.

All awards will begin at 7:00 pm for the event, followed by the overall Series awards for all series racers who have competed in the same division for 4 or more races in the series. Swag will also be given out to Series racers via raffle tickets. Each series racer will get 1 raffle ticket entry per each WEMS race that individual has done or volunteered at.

T-Shirts Available for Purchase:
We will have a limit quantity of Sport-Tek (moisture wicking) t-shirts for sale. One shirt for $15.00 or Two shirts for $25.00.

Sport-Tek_Black-White print

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WEMS Race #8 – Northern Kettles Fall Epic – Race Results

Updated Race Results as of 9/27/2015

2015 Northern Kettles Fall Epic Results – Corrected (1)

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WEMS Race #8 – Northern Kettles Fall Epic – September 19th, 2015

OK EVERYONE!!!  Are you ready??  Next weekend, Saturday, September 19th is the WEMS race at New Fane!  Come on out!  Trails are in great shape, we’ll be doing a little more touch up prior to the race.

As in previous years, the group consensus is to go with a TIME BASED RACE, with all races ending at 6:00pm (due to diminishing daylight).  That also allows everyone to gather together after the race for food!

So you can plan ahead, race times are as follows:

LONG distance – Runs from 8am – 6pm 

MEDIUM distance – Runs from 1pm – 6pm

SHORT distance – Runs from 3pm – 6pm

Please KEEP IN MIND – your last lap must be COMPLETED by 6:00pm or it DOES NOT COUNT.

Unfortunately there is no overnight camping IN the lot, but Mauthe Lake and Long Lake are close by.

Don’t forget this is a State Park so you’ll need to bring enough for a trail pass and sticker if you don’t already have those.  The DNR does visit through the day and they WILL ticket you if you do not have them.

See our other posts for more information.  Food (sponsored by Sell or Buy with Brittany Nigh) afterwards.  Bring your own beverages.  No coveted “coasters” this year though. . . but we do have some fabulous pint glasses on the way for awards!

map to New Fane Trail Head

There is one trail head for New Fane, that’s where we’ll be Saturday!  Take Hwy 28 east of Kewaskum to Kettle Moraine Rd, north to County Line Rd to the trail head.

Fast, Flowey (or is it flowy) and FUN!!

Questions?  Feel free to e-mail me at Brittany@BrittanyNigh.com.

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WEMS Race #7 – RASTA Rock N Root – Race Results

2015 RASTA Rock N Root Results

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WEMS Race #7 – RASTA Rock N Root – September 12th, 2015

Our 5th annual WEMS Rock ‘N Root will be held September 12, 2015 at the Perch Lake shelter at Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area in Rhinelander.


map to Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area

Start times are as follows:
10 Hour: 10 am – final lap must be finished by 8 pm
6 Hour: 1 pm – final lap must be completed by 7 pm
3 Hour: 3 pm – final lap must be completed by 6 pm
Day of race registration will open at 8:30 am

Camping will not be available for 2015.

The lap is approximately 7 miles and is challenging and hilly. There are many rocks and roots!

If you have any questions start a discussion on our RASTA Facebook page:
Or call the race director:
Beth Wagner 715-350-1060

As we prepare for this event, please give us a “maybe” or a “going” on our Facebook event page. We look forward to seeing you there!

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