Based on popular demand, we’re bringing back our traditional 50k trail route for 2023! The 50k Ultra (31 miles) is a demanding course that is suited for experienced, long-distance trail runners and hikers.
The 50k Ultra is supported with beverages, snacks, first aid, and radio communications at one checkpoint to assure that safety-first is maintained.
START: 6:30 AM registration begins at Furnace Stack Pavilion, 7:30 AM START, must finish by 5:30 PM.
TRAIL MAP: Download the 50k Challenge Trail Map HERE. The trail course features challenging rock scrambles, grueling ascents, ridgeline vistas, wildflowers, rushing streams and lakesides, and epic single-track trails through Michaux State Forest.
AWARDS: 1st Overall Male & Female plus: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Male and Female in following age ranges for each event: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 70+
ENTRY FEES: All entries postmarked or received online by August 1st to receive short sleeve tech shirt in the size ordered. Afterwards, including day of race, shirts will be distributed while supplies last. To ensure adequate supplies on the course, registration before race day is encouraged.
50k Ultra: $80 if registering before August 1, 2022, $90 after this date.
The entry fee covers breakfast of bagels, muffins, yogurt, fruit, juice and coffee; snacks and drinks at each Check Point; a brown bag lunch at a finish-line picnic with some adult beverages, and a t-shirt.
Events held rain or shine. We reserve right to delay starting time and cutoff time in case of mega-bad weather. No refunds. No mailing of shirt or awards.
FINISH LINE PICNIC AT IRONMASTER’S MANSION and AWARDS CEREMONY: Begins at 11:30 and runs until 5:00 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.