Welcome to the 36th annual running of the Ice Age Trail 50!


Friday, May 12th: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Runners can pick up their race packet and bib Friday night at Rushing Waters, N301 County Road H, Palmyra, Wisconsin. Rushing Waters is located about two miles north of the Ice Age Start/Finish area on Hwy H. 

Saturday, May 13th: 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Runners can pick up their packet Saturday morning at the Start/Finish area in the Nordic Trail parking lot located on Hwy H 1 ½ miles north of LaGrange, WI.


Start Times
50 Mile Run – 6:00 a.m. Sharp
50k Mile Run – 8:15 a.m.
Half Marathon – 9:00 a.m.

All races will start on the Nordic Trail located in the Nordic Trail parking lot, roughly 1 1/2 miles north of La Grange, Wisconsin on Hwy. H.  GPS Coordinates: 42.821715,-88.600437


Parking is extremely limited.  Please car pool — and arrive early!

A Wisconsin State Park parking pass is required to park in the starting area.  All registered runners will receive a pass when they enter the park, which is good for race day only. Make sure that you place sticker on the inside of the lower front driver windshield. In the event that no parking spaces are available in the Nordic lot when you arrive, there is overflow parking across Hwy H in the John Muir lot.  In the event that the Muir lot is full, you will have to drive 2.3 miles north on Hwy H to the site of our packet pick-up, Rushing Waters.  Shuttle service to the start will be available from there.

Post Race BBQ Dinner

The Post Race BBQ Dinner in the finish area will begin around 12:15 p.m. The BBQ dinner, catered by Glenn’s Market of Watertown, is free to all Ice Age Trail 50 runners and volunteers and to everyone who has pre-paid for additional BBQ dinners for their family members.  BBQ tickets can also be purchased in front of the shelter for $15 each. (Please bring cash or a check!)  Beer and soda will be provided.

Course Closing Times

The 50 mile and 50k courses will close at 6:00 p.m.


•  There are three awards in each age division for all three races.   Five-year age division groups for the 50 mile race; 10-year age divisions for the 50k and Half Marathon.

• All 50 mile finishers under 12 hours will receive a locally-designed and casted 36th annivesary Ice Age buckle.  All finishers of the 50k and Half Marathon races within the allotted time will receive a custom-designed IAT key chain.

• There will be two award ceremonies for the 50 mile race — an early presentation at 3:00 and the final ceremony at 6:00 p.m.  50K runners will receive their awards at 3:00 p.m.

NEW FOR 2017 (Half Marathon Runners):  There will no official awards ceremony for the Half Marathon this year.  Half Marathon results will be posted frequently, with awards available under the main tent on a rolling basis beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Post-Post Race Party

Rushing Waters, the site of our Friday night packet pick-up, will be hosting a shrimp and crab boil for Ice Age runners beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Runners and their families can also enjoy $3 taps of Spotted Cow beer in a collectible glass.

If you have any questions, please contact the Race Director, Jeff Mallach, at