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.
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
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.
Registration for the 2014 Ice Age Trail races will open at noon on Sunday, December 15th. Runners can register on this website or directly at runrace.net.
We have raised the entry caps incrementally for the 50-mile and Half Marathon races. The 2014 caps will be:
Entry fees have not changed.
Runners are advised to register on December 15th. The 2013 races sold out in less than two days.
The 2014 Ice Age races will be held on Saturday, May 10th.
Registration for all three events will open in mid-December. Watch here and at the Ice Age 50 Facebook page for the exact date and time.
If you have any questions in the interim, please contact Jeff at email@example.com
This year’s 50-mile race was the most competitive in recent history.
David Riddle from Cincinnati, OH ran the third fastest time in the 32-year history of the race, winning with a time of 5:56:46. And Cassie Scallon’s remarkable 6:46:38 broke the women’s course record by almost 18 minutes! Donna Perkin’s record had been standing for 15 years.
Bend, Oregon runners Jeff Browning and Denise Bourassa (last year’s Ice Age winner) were the overall master’s champions. Jeff ran a 6:36:25 (eighth overall) and Denise finished in 7:53:26.
For their performances, David Riddle, Brian Condon (2nd overall), Cassie Scallon & Denise Bourassa were awarded entries into this year’s Western States 100, courtesy of Montrail.
Scot Van Asten won the 50k race in 3:56:59 and Meghan Arbogast topped the women’s field in 4:04:29. Meghan was third overall, behind Master’s winner Bruce Udell of Columbus, WI. Andrea Poulton of Brookfield was the women’s Master Champion (5:35:49).
Rebecca Boyle of Indianapolis, IN finished first in the Ice Age Half Marathon, clocking 1:24:02 (6:25 pace). Chad Jonas from Pallantine, IL was the first male finisher in 1:30:47.
Congratulations to all our winners — and to everyone who finished this year’s race!
My name is Dr. Adam Atkins. I am the medical director for the 2013 Ice Age Trail Race. It is my honor, along with the rest of the medical volunteers from Mercy Health System, to serve as the medical team for this great event. The medical tent will be located just beyond the finish line. We will also try to have medical staff patrolling parts of the course. All medical volunteers will be wearing white shirts with red letters saying, “Medical Staff.” We are very approachable and will be happy to help you in whatever way we can. If you need care, or have any questions, please come by and see us.
Have a great and safe race!
Adam Atkins, MD
Family Medicine and Sports Medicine
Mercy Health System
The Start/Finish area for the Ice Age 50 is located just outside the small community of La Grange, WI. The street address is N9084 County Road H (Nordic trailhead). GPS Coordinates: 42.821715,-88.600437. The 50-mile race starts at 6:00 a.m. sharp; the 50k at 8:15 a.m. and the Half Marathon at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive early!