La Crosse welcomes back the 8th annual Hixon 50

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – Brave athletes walked, ran and climbed the bluffs this morning.

The Hixon 50 Trail Run returned for its 8th annual event.

Runners could go 5, 10, 25 or even 50 kilometers in the fall colors and gorgeous views.

Some even got the chance to complete the Kwik Trip Klimb, a nearly 500-foot ascent up the bluff.

Organizers say that the race is a final fall hurrah before the snow falls.

“It’s been a fun event to do each year and see all the people that come back for it,” said race director Michael Borst. “It’s really just about community and enjoying a last hurrah before winter.”

If you missed the run, it will be back on Oct. 30 with over 350 participants.

Proceeds from the event will go to help maintain the trails.