Welcome to the 38th annual running of the Ice Age Trail 50!


Friday, May 10: 3:00 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 11: 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, N9084 County Road H, Whitewater, WI 53190.   The Nordic trail head is 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.  Crew vehicles can purchase daily passes at a discounted rate ($5).  Please bring exact change — we cannot process credit cards.  Thank you.

In the event that no parking spaces are available in the Nordic lot when you arrive, there is overflow parking in the Muir lot, across Hwy H.  If the Muir lot is closed, parking will also be available on private property adjacent to the Muir lot (look for the signs).  Volunteers will be on-hand to help you find a spot.

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.  If you neglected to order extra tickets during the registration process, contact the RD at before April 15.  BBQ tickets can also be purchased in front of the shelter on race day for $15 each. (Please bring cash or a check!) 

Beer from the Milwaukee Ale House and soda will be provided.  If you are drinking beer, help us reduce our waste by bringing your own cup or mug to the finish area.  (If you forget, Ice Age pint glasses will be available for sale next to the beer station.)

Course Closing Times

The 50 mile and 50k courses will close at 6:00 p.m.  Gun time = official time.


•  There are three awards in each age division for all three races:  Five-year age divisions 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 38th 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 one award ceremony at 3:00.

• Half Marathon results will be posted frequently, with awards available under the main tent on a rolling basis beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The Ice Age 50-miler is the RRCA’s National Championship race.  RRCA Representatives will be at the finish line handing out awards to the top finishers.

Questions?  Please contact the Race Director, Jeff Mallach, at