The Cupid Shuffle was the 5th (and as it turned out...last) race of the WI Winter Run Series.
Like other races in the series, with new ownership came a change of location. This year, the race was just north of Milwaukee in the suburb of Glendale.
Much like with the other races in the series, packet pickup was either the day before the Performance Running Outfitters or at the venue the morning of.
With the race starting at a Bierhaus, I wasn’t sure what the parking would entail, but there was plenty of it. Easy parking, and tons of space inside the venue before the race started. In fact, the Bierhaus was already serving in case you wanted a pre-race beer (not gonna lie, it was tempting).
The most interesting part of this race, I thought, was that the 5k and 10k were totally different. The 10k would do an out and back north on the Oak Leaf Trail, while the 5k did the same thing, but south.
Overall, despite it having snowed during the week, the Oak Leaf was was cleared, except for a couple slick spots. As you’d imagine for a bike path, this course is super flat. The only issue with having an out and back on a bike path becomes the spacing. When you have runners going both directions, it gets a little crowded on the path.
The results, per the usual, were a little bit of a cluster. Delayed and hidden in the basement of the building. I was think it shouldn’t be that hard to pump out the results, but I guess it is at this series.
For everything else, it’s rinse, wash, repeat. Soft cotton shirts, beer that isn’t redeemable at the race, and medals for all finishers.