First Training Run This Weekend

The first of two scheduled Ice Age 50 training runs will be held this Saturday at the IAT50 Start/Finish area beginning at 7:30 a.m. We will be running a blue Nordic loop (the first nine miles of the 50-mile course), then out to Confusion Corner where we’ll pick up the southern leg of the Ice Age Trail to Rice Lake (and back). Total distance = 35 miles, although there are a variety of shorter options available. Craig Swartwout will be marking the trail this week.

Water and Heed will be placed at Hwy 12 (miles 18 & 26).

Please sign in at the shelter when you arrive. Everyone is welcome, whether or not they are registered for Ice Age. A Wisconsin state park pass is required to park in the Nordic lot. Daily and annual passes are available at the entrance.

If you have any questions, email Jeff at iceage50rd@sbcglobal.net.

See you there!

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2014 Race Day Livecast

ICE AGE 50 LIVECAST INFO

The 2014 The Ice Age Trail 50 Mile will be livecasted beginning at 06:00 AM CST on Saturday, May 10th.

Nick Wied will be livecasting the event on his Twitter feed, which you can follow directly by clicking on the hyperlink or following @nmwied on twitter.  As time allows the Ice Age Trail 50 feed (@IceAgeTrail50) will also be updated with his posts.  The hash tag #IAT50 will be used on all posts.  We hope that this will enable those not at the race to follow along.

 

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Training Runs

Ice Age will be hosting two informal training runs on Saturday, April 19 (35 miles) and Saturday, April 26 (19 miles) on the Ice Age course. Both runs will start at the Nordic trailhead at 7:30 a.m. More details to come!

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Can’t Run?

If you are registered for this year’s race and can’t participate, please notify the Race Director at iceage50rd@sbcglobal.net.

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Special Lodging Offer

The Hampton Inn located in Elkhorn, Wisconsin has reserved a block of rooms for Ice Age runners on race weekend (Friday, May 9 – Sunday, May 11).  The rooms are being offered at a discounted rate, starting at $99/night.
There are only a limited number of rooms available.  To reserve yours, use this link:
The Hampton Inn is about 11 miles from the Ice Age Start/Finish area, roughly a 15-20 minute drive.
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2014 Races Sold Out

The 2014 Ice Age Trail races are sold out. Thanks to everyone who signed up!

If you or someone you know would like to experience an ultra without all the running, please consider volunteering. Positions are available to fit almost any schedule. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Angela Barbera at abarbera9@aol.com.

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Registration Opens This Weekend

Runner registration for the 2014 Ice Age trail races opens this Sunday, December 15th at noon CST.
There are caps for all three races, so register early to ensure a spot on race day.
If you have any questions, contact the Race Director Jeff Mallach at iceage50rd@sbcglobal.net.

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Registration Opens This Sunday

Registration for the 2014 Ice Age trail races opens this Sunday, December 15th at noon CST. Runners can enter via the registration tab on this website or go directly to RunRace.net.

Registration will be open for all three races: 50-mile, 50k and the Half Marathon.

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Montrail Announces Western States 100 Partnership

RICHMOND, CALIF. (November 5, 2013) – Montrail is proud to announce a two year partnership with the Western States ® 100-Mile Endurance Run, along with the complete 2014 Montrail Ultra Cup schedule. The relationship between Western States and Montrail began in 2002, when the prestigious trail race was part of the first Ultra Cup, and Montrail has been the presenting sponsor of Western States since 2007. The Ultra Cup has increased competition at Western States, allowing the top three male and female finishers in any Ultra Cup race 50 miles and over to receive an auto-entry into the Western States Race. Applications for the 2014 Western States 100 will be accepted Nov. 9-16, 2013, and the lottery for entry into the race will take place on Dec. 7, 2013.

The Montrail Ultra Cup, the only nationwide ultrarunning points series, returns in 2014 with some of the most renowned races in North America. The six races in the 2014 Montrail Ultra Cup Series take place in Texas, California and Wisconsin. Beginning with the Bandera 100k/50k on Jan. 11 in Texas, the series finishes up with the 41st Western States 100 on June 28.

Race Name & Distance(s) Race Location Date of Race

Bandera 100k/50k Texas 01/11/14
Rocky Raccoon 100m Texas 02/01/14
Sean O’Brien 50m/50k California 02/01/14
Lake Sonoma 50m California 04/12/14
Ice Age 50k/m Wisconsin 05/10/14
Western States 100m California 06/28/14

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Ice Age Will be Part of Montrail Ultra Cup Championship Series

The Ice Age Trail 50 will again be part of the Montrail Ultra Cup Championship Series.  The Ultra Cup is the nation’s only ultrarunning points series and includes some of the most renowned races in North America.  Ice Age will be the penultimate event in the 2014 series, after the Lake Sonoma 50 and one month before the Western States 100.

This year, the top three male and female finishers in the Ice Age Trail 5o-miler will receive automatic entries into the Western States 100.

The official announcement from Montrail, which will include a complete list of series’ events and registration details, will be posted here soon.

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