Registration Opens on December 15

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

We have raised the entry caps incrementally for the 50-mile and Half Marathon races.  The 2014 caps will be:

50-mile:   450

50K:         200

Half:         175

Entry fees have not changed.

Runners are advised to register on December 15th.  The 2013 races sold out in less than two days.



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2014 Ice Age Races

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

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If you were fast enough to win an age division award and were unable to pick it up at the Saturday ceremony, notify the Race Director immediately  at and we’ll ship it to you. Award winners can be found at Thanks.

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2013 Champions!

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!

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Start Times

The 50-Mile Race starts at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday.
The 50K follows at 8:15 am.
And the Half Marathon at 9:30 am.

Arrive early — and car pool if you can. Thanks!

Crew Driving Directions – South

Crew Driving Directions – North


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A Message from the Ice Age 50 Medical Director


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
Janesville, WI

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Directions to the Woods

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!

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Final Training Run This Weekend

The final training run before the Ice Age Trail 50 will be happening this Saturday, April 27th at the Nordic trailhead, starting at 7:30 am.

We’ll be running a 19-mile out-and-back from Nordic (the Start area) to Emma Carlin.  Water and Heed will be available at Horseriders Park, roughly miles 6.5 and 12.5.

Everyone is welcome!  Just sign in at the shelter and go.

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First Training Run Tomorrow

Meet at the Nordic trailhead outside of La Grange on Hwy H (across from the John Muir lot) at 7:30 am.    The entire course is 35 miles, starting with a blue Nordic loop followed by an out-and-back to Rice Lake.  Water and Heed will be stashed at Hwy 12 (miles 18 & 26).

If you’re looking for a shorter run, there are plenty of alternate routes.

You will need a Wisconsin state park pass to park (available at the entrance).  $7 day for residents ($25 annual); $10 day for nonresidents ($35 annual).

Please sign in at the shelter before you leave.

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Training Runs!

There will be two Ice Age training runs on Sat. Apr 19 and Sat. Apr 26, starting at 7:30 am at the Nordic trailhead.  The trailhead is located about 1.5 miles north of LaGrange on Highway H (N9084 county road H).

Combined, both runs will cover the entire 50-mile course – 35 miles on Apr 19 and 19 miles on Apr 26.  You do not have to run the entire distance.

These are loosely organized runs.   Just sign in at the shelter and go!  There will be one minimalist aid station each day, serving only water and Heed.  Runners are encouraged to carry their own water and fuel.

A state park permit is required to park at the Nordic lot.  Passes are $7/day ($10 for non-residents) or $25/year ($35 for non-residents).


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