2015 Date Set

The 34th annual Ice Age Trail 50 will be held on Saturday, May 9th, 2015. Registration for all three events will open in early December.  When the exact open date and time is known, it will be posted here and on the Ice Age Trail 50 Facebook page. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact the RD, Jeff Mallach, at iceage50rd@sbcglobal.net.


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Results Are In!

Max King from Bend, Oregon crushes the IAT50 course record on Saturday, running a 5:41:07. Matt Flaherty’s time of 5:49:13 also falls below the 26-year old CR. Brian Condon of Madison, Wisconsin finishes third and receives the final spot in the WS 100.

In the women’s race, Kaci Lickteig also sets a course record. Her 6:41:39 finish time is about five minutes below the previous CR, set in 2013 by Cassie Scallon. Kate Pallardy from New York City takes the second spot in 7:04:16 and Larissa Dannis posts a 7:15:39, for third.

Also in the 50-mile race, Andy Arena becomes the only runner in Ice Age history to post 28 finishes.

In the 50k race, two-time winner Scott Gall adds a third title, crossing the finish line in 3:40:51. Anna Bergman of Des Moines, Iowa is the 2014 IAT50 women’s champion (4:23:16).

The fourth annual IAT Half Marathon win goes to Marc Roehl from Mukwonago (1:29:56) and Hannah Floyd wins the women’s race, finishing in 1:33:47.

Congratulations to the champions and to all our finishers!

Complete results from the 2014 Ice Age Trail 50 races are posted at onlineraceresults.com

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Welcome to the Ice Age Trail races, from the Medical Director.

Hi, I am the Medical Director for this weekend’s Ice Age Trail 50. I wanted to ensure you that we are striving to provide world class medical support to the race, and provide the safest experience possible. There will be medical volunteers on the course and they are available to stop and help. At the finish line there will be a Mercy Health Systems medical tent with physicians and other medical volunteers to treat both participants and spectators. All medical volunteers both on the course and in the medical tent will be wearing medical personnel t-shirts and an identifying badge. Throughout the course there will be aid stations who are in contact with physicians from the medical tent. Local emergency medical technicians will be providing transport to Lakeland Hospital where ER physicians are prepared for added volume of patients.

We are all looking forward to a fun and safe race.

Monica Simms, MD
Medical Director

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IAT50 Newsletter

A final email newsletter was just sent to all registered runners. If you don’t receive yours, please check your SPAM folder.

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Training Run 2

The second and final shakedown run before Ice Age will be happening on Saturday, April 26.
We’ll be running a 19-mile out-and-back course from the Nordic Shelter to Emma Carlin. Water and Heed will be available at Horseriders Camp (roughly 6.5 & 12.5 miles).

Start time: 7:30 a.m. This is a loosely organized run. Just show up & sign in.

If you have any questions, contact Jeff, the RD, at iceage50rd@sbcglobal.net.

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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


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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