WC-50 Ultra Trail Marathon

An ultra trail marathon spanning several laps of the Whitewater Center’s trail system. Race as an individual or as a team in either the 50km or 50 mile race options.  
New distance
50 Miles / 50K
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Registration

50 Mile - Solo/2X/3X Participants

  • September 1st

    Early registration is available through September 1st.

    $95/$150/$225

  • October 5th

    Pre-registration is available through October 5th.

    $105/$160/$235

  • October 8th

    Day-of Registration (if available).

    $115/$170/$245

50K

  • September 1st

    Early registration is available through September 1st.

    $75

  • October 5th

    Pre-registration is available through October 5th.

    $85

  • October 8th

    Day-of Registration (if available).

    $95

Packet Pick-Up

  • October 7th

    Conference Center

    5:00pm-7:00pm

Additional Information

Race Document

Please review the WC-50 Race Information document to learn more about the event schedule, aid stations, support rules, and more in preparation for race weekend.

Aid Stations

The following food and beverage items (or similar) will be provided at WC-50 Ultra Trail Marathon aid stations:

  • Salty Snacks (Chips, Crackers, and/or Pretzels)
  • Cookies
  • Assorted Candy
  • Assorted Fruit
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
  • Boiled Potatoes
  • Soft Drinks (Coca-Cola products)
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Powerade
  • Limited Energy Gels

Note: We will attempt to provide a varied menu of items throughout the day at all aid stations. Due to the differing needs of runners and accessibility of aid stations, actual menu items may vary by aid station and by time of the day. Plan accordingly.

Note: While we offer numerous aid stations, runners should plan to carry a personal source of hydration while on the course.

Headlamps

For safety reasons, all WC-50 Ultra Trail Marathon 50 mile and 50K athletes are required to have an operating headlamp or illuminated device at the start of the race and keep in their possession until past sunrise, approximately 7:30 a.m. Failure to comply could result in disqualification.

Drop Bags

DROP BAG GEAR & LOCATION:

WC-50 Ultra Trail Marathon athletes may pack a gear bag to be dropped at the Drop Bag area located at the Start/Finish aid station. Due to the loop nature of this course, this will be the only gear bag location and is the only location where runners’ crew can provide assistance. Drop bags must be dropped off at this location prior to race start on Saturday morning only. Each drop bag must be marked with the runner’s last name and/or bib number. Drop bags will not be refrigerated. The U.S. National Whitewater Center and event staff are not responsible for lost or damaged bags. All drop bags must be picked up at the Drop Bag area no later than 8:00 p.m. Saturday night.

RECOMMENDED DROP BAG/CREW SUPPLIES:

WC-50 Ultra Trail Marathon athlete should have items that are specific to their own needs at the drop. The following list is a suggested starting point for what may benefit you along the way.

  • Extra Race Clothing: shirts, shorts, socks, shoes, rain gear, gloves, hat, etc.
  • Preferred Food Items: Energy bars, gels, sandwiches, snacks
  • Preferred Drink Items: Additional powders, drinks, supplements
  • First Aid: Antacids, electrolyte capsules or supplements, ibuprofen/aspirin, lip balm, blister protection, analgesics, towels, Visine, antibiotic ointment, bandages, etc.

Pacers

PACER INSTRUCTIONS/RULES:

Pacers must follow all rules and regulations set forth by the WC-50 Ultra Trail Marathon staff. Pacers must comply with all instructions from event staff and volunteers at all points along the trail. Failure to comply can result in disqualification of the runner.

  • Pacers are allowed for 50 mile solo runners only, and only their final (third) lap.
  • Pacers cannot meet runners at locations other than those designated:
    • 50mi Solo Runners: Start/Finish for the final lap only
    • 50k Runners: No pacers allowed
  • Pacers must check in with event staff and sign a waiver at the Start/Finish aid station prior to joining their runner.
  • Pacers must wear a bib number provided by event staff.
  • Pacer numbers must be visible on the outside and front of clothing at all times on the course.
  • Participants can be accompanied by only one pacer at a time.
  • No “muling” (pacers carrying runner’s gear or nutrition/fluids).
  • No vehicular or bike pacing.
  • Runners are held responsible for the actions of their pacer.
  • Violating any of these rules can result in runner disqualification.

Support Crew

CREW INSTRUCTIONS/RULES:

Crews must follow all rules and regulations set forth by WC-50 Ultra Trail Marathon. Crew members must comply with all instructions from event staff and volunteers at all points along the trail. Failure to comply can result in disqualification of the runner.

  • Crews may administer support (food, hydration, equipment, etc.) only at the start/finish Aid Station at the ridge pavilion.
  • Note: Crew members can provide “moral support” at any area of the WC-50 Ultra Trail Marathon course, and are encouraged to do so. However, NO physical support may be offered at this time.
  • Crews must check in at the Start/Finish aid station and follow the direction given by event staff on where to set up and assist their runners.

Runners are held responsible for the actions of their crew.

Violating any of these rules can result in runner disqualification.

Relay Rules

Relay Rules

  • Teams of two or three can participate in the 50-mile distance
  • Each member of the team needs to complete at least one lap
  • Only one runner can be out on the course at a time
  • Teams cannot switch runners mid-lap

Dinner

Dinner will begin at 5:30pm on Saturday, October 8th. The menu features:

  • Pasta with Marinara & Alfredo Sauce
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Garlic Bread
  • Brownies

Photo Gallery

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Race Shirts

Race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before September 1, 2022.

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Finisher Medals

WC-50 finisher awards (Belt buckles for 50-mile and medals for 50K and 50-mile relay) are only guaranteed to those who register on or before August 19th, 2022.

  • WC50 Medal
  • WC50

Giveaways

The first 100 registrants will receive an Arc’teryx Heliad 15 Backpack.

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Schedule

50 Mile - Solo/2X/3X Participants

  • Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • 5:00am Race Course Opens/timing begins
  • 5:30pm Post-race Dinner
  • 6:45pm Race Course Closes(official times no longer recorded)

50K

  • Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • 6:00am Race Course Opens/timing begins.
  • 5:30pm Post-race Dinner
  • 6:45pm Race Course Closes(official times no longer recorded).

Packet Pick-Up

  • Friday, October 7, 2022
  • 5:00pm Packet Pick-Up Begins in Conference Center
  • 7:00pm Packet Pick-Up Ends in Conference Center

Event Map

Map Key

 
50K + 50 Mile Course
 
50 Mile Course

Awards

All ultra finishers will receive a custom finishers item. Belt buckles for 50-mile and medals for 50K and 50-mile relay.

The top overall male/female participants in the 50K and 50-mile race will receive a custom award.
Must register before September 1, 2022 to guarantee finishers item.

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