Great news - Chippewa is back on the race calendar, I just got the email from mn-drs group (Minnesota Dead Runners Society)
Chippewa 50k info
The cost is a little bit higher and the date is 2 weeks earlier, I am guessing Wynn forgot to mention what happened the first year to the new race director (Jeff at Vacation Sports). They also are having a 10k race for the first time.
So I think I may have to update my plans and push McNaughton out for another year or two. I also think I just discovered my race to motivate me to get out the door. Yes.