50 Mile Ultra Trail Race
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018
Start Time: 6:00am (13 hour time limit)
ENTRY FEE :
- Opening Registration Special: $60 through 09/04/17
- Wicked Early Registration: $65 through 10/20/17
- Early Registration: $71 from 10/21/17-11:59 pm EST on 01/08/18
- Regular Registration: $78 from 1/09/18-11:59 pm EDT on 3/30/18
- Late Registration: $85 from 3/31/18- 10:00 pm EDT on 5/25/18
- Race Day Registration: $90 on 05/26 and 05/27/18
Click to view the ENTRY LIST of pre-registered runners and team names.
All 50 mile finishers will receive a large cow bell, a “50 Mile Finisher” pint glass, a pair of Darn Tough Vermont socks.
A team prize will be awarded in the 50 mile race to the first place team. A team consists of at least 4 runners registered under the same team name in the same race. Team names can be fun and creative — they can be something other than a club name. The first place team is defined as the fastest combined time of the top 4 team members.
When you register online you’ll be able to select a name from a list if one of your teammates already registered the team name. If you’re the first person in the team to register then you can be the one to register the team name. Please check the list first. Contact The Race Director if you already registered and want to be added to a team.
Participants in the 50 mile race will complete a 3.5 mile loop, then 3 laps of the 25km course. The race course is a 25 kilometer off-road roller coaster on well-maintained XC trails that twist, turn, and roll their way through forests and across pastoral, working farmland. The trails are level, wide (12′), and non-technical with no roots or rocks, but very hilly. Although there are no major climbs the rolling terrain is unrelenting. The surface of the trails is mainly grass and dirt sprinkled with pine needles, pine cones, twigs, and small stones. From time to time runners will be directed off the main trail system and into fields. In the fields the course will follow a path cut by local farmers using their haying equipment. The grass is rough and can vary in height in different places. Some of the cut grass may still be on the path making running more difficult. There are no stream crossings on the course per-se, however, the grass in the fields can be very wet in the morning, and there may be wet and muddy spots if it rains just before the race. The paths in the fields are often not level, tilting severely in all directions. Trail running shoes are not necessary, but they are recommended.
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50 mile runners must reach the “Final Mile Aid Station” by the following times or they will be removed from the race:
33.5 miles 2:30 pm (8.5 hours)
44.5 miles 5:30 pm (11.5 hours)
13 hour time limit to complete the race
Four aid stations are located on the course. Runners will pass by an aid stations more than once (effectively 8 aid stations per 25k loop) giving them the opportunity to refuel every 2 to 3 miles. Each aid stations will be stocked with the following supplies: cold water, an electrolyte-replacement drink, cola, ice, gummy bears, Oreos, chips, pretzels, potatoes and salt, PB&J sandwiches, M&Ms, candy orange slices, oranges, and bananas. Please dispose of all cups and wrappers in the barrels supplied at the aid stations. Do not throw anything on the trail or in the field. Anyone caught littering will be disqualified from the race!
RUNNER’S CHOICE AWARD
Each of our 4 aid stations will be staffed by enthusiastic volunteers from different non-profit organizations that support youth activities. Each group will create a theme for their aid station; and, they will be competing for a cash prize given to the best aid station as determined by you, the runner. After the race please go to the results boards and vote for your favorite aid station.
Runners may submit their Drop Bags during registration, and a staff person or volunteer will deliver them to the “Final Mile Aid Station”. Drop Bags should be clearly marked with the runner’s name. Runners will pass the drop bag location at approximately 10 miles into each 25k lap and then again near the end of each lap. 50 mile runners will pass the drop bag location 6 times during the race (13.5, 18, 29, 33.5, 44.5, 49 miles). The “Final Mile Aid Station” is a short (5 minute) walk from the start/finish area and runners may place drop bags at this location themselves.
Pacers will be allowed for 50 mile runners at any point during their 3rd (final) 25k lap, but not before then. No muling (pacers carrying runner’s gear). No aid or assistance may be given to a runner other than at designated aid stations. Race officials have the right to disqualify anyone not abiding by this rule.
There will be portable toilets on the course near each of the aid stations. You may also run into the YMCA building.
Locker rooms, showers and restrooms will be available in the YMCA building from 12 noon to 6:00pm on Sunday.
Race shirts are not included in the entry fee and can be purchased separately for $12. This allows us to keep the entry fee low and gives people the freedom to choose. We take a great deal of pride in the quality and design of our shirts. We offer both men’s and women’s sizes. This year are are changing our shirt design and will have one shirt for all races , with the exception of the Kid’s Race. The Kid’s Race entry DOES include a cotton-blend shirt. Our short sleeve technical race shirts are printed through full dye sublimation rather than screen printing, starting this year. You must order your shirts by 3/31/18 to be guaranteed a specific size. At registration you will be given the size that you ordered. Substitutes will only be allowed after the race starts if there are extra shirts available. You will forfeit your shirt if you do not claim it by the time the race starts. Shirts will not be mailed after the race. Pictured below are our 2017 Women’s (top) and Men’s (bottom) shirts:
Shirts will be distributed at bib pick up during the following times:
Friday, May 25th 3:00pm to 7:00pm: at Pineland Farms
Saturday May 26th 8:30am to 5:00pm at Pineland Farms
Sunday May 27th 5:00am to 10:00am at Pineland Farms
Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, and the top male and female finisher in each of the following age groups:
Lawn Boy/Lawn Girl: up to 29
Yard Man/Yard Woman: 30 to 39
John Deere/Jane Deere: 40 to 49
Massey Ferguson/Allis Chalmers: 50 to 59
Fordson/Minneapolis Moline: 60 and over
The awards ceremony for the 50 mile race will begin at 4:30 pm.
CHIP TIMING & TEXTED RESULTS
A disposable timing chip will be attached to the back of each person’s race bib. Please do not remove or fold the timing chip. Please insure that your bib is clearly visible on the front of your shirt. It serves as a back up in the event that your chip does not function properly. The timing company will send out text messages as well as emails a few hours after the race with runners times. When you register please be sure to include your cell phone number and email address.
50 mile male: Brian Rusiecki 6:02:54 – 2009
50 mile female: Aliza LaPierre 6:48:07 – 2010
No dogs are allowed on Pineland Farms property except for those participating in the canicross. If you are not registered in the canicross please do not bring your dog or leave them in a vehicle. No dogs are allowed on the property on Sunday.
Our race hats can be purchased separately for $15 when you register online, at bib pick up, and after the race.
Here is a mock up of our 2017 hat:
Our cool trucker hats can be purchased separately for $20 when you register, at bib pickup, or after the race. (while supplies last).
Commemorative glass mugs can be purchased separately for $6 when you register, at bib pick up, or after the race (while supplies last).