Ice Age race info. now available

  by SCOTT STAUSKE | November 15, 2017

Registration for the Striders’ 37th annual Ice Age Trail 50 will open on Sunday, December 10 at www.iceagetrail50.com. Open times will be staggered, with registration for the 50-mile race beginning at noon, the 50k at 3:00 and the Half Marathon at 6:00 p.m. A special early registration event for long-time Ice Agers will also be held on Saturday, December 2 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Runners with nine or more combined finishes in any of the three races – 50-mile, 50k or Half Marathon – can register at that time. Please do not register on December 3 if you do not meet this prerequisite. Your entry fee will be refunded. The Ice Age Trail 50 is one of the oldest, continuously running ultras in the United States. Held every year since 1982, the 50-mile and 50K courses follow the Ice Age National Scenic Trail through the Southern Kettle Moraine Forest, taking runners on a tour of the unique geologic features created by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago. This diverse and beautiful landscape is known for its evergreen and deciduous forests, natural prairies, lakes, marshes, eskers and kettles. The terrain varies from wide, rolling trails to twisting, root and rock-covered single track. The Half Marathon is run on wooded cross country ski trails. With plentiful aid stations, generous course markings and excellent volunteer support, the Ice Age 50 offers a great experience for both first time and veteran ultrarunners. Your registration includes: • Race Entry • Commemorative tech t-shirt • Special souvenir (changes every year). • Finisher's Award • Wisconsin State Park day pass • Catered BBQ Lunch • A post-race party with live music and local microbrews A portion of your entry fee will also be donated to the Ice Age Trail Alliance. If you have any questions about the race or registration, visit www.iceagetrail50.com or contact the Race Director, Jeff Mallach, at iceage50rd@sbcglobal.net