ONE OF AMERICA'S CLASSIC ULTRAS

Postponed: 2020 DATE TBD

The Ice Age Trail 50 is one of the oldest continuously-running ultras in the country. A course like no other, you’ll run in dense deciduous forests, under tall pines, over rocky ridges and across open prairies – and see lakes, kettles, kames, erratics and other natural features left when the glaciers finally retreated from Wisconsin more than 10,000 years ago.

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Created to bring the ultra scene to the Midwest in the ‘80s, the Ice Age Trail 50 is now a competitive hotbed.

~ Runners World

It’s incredibly well-run from course marking to aid station operations to post-race barbecue (complete with free food, beer and tunes!).  It’s one of my favorite races and one I would recommend for everyone.

~ Matt F.

Race-day production was top-notch. Despite being one of the largest 50-milers in the country, Ice Age reminded me why I miss low-key trail races. The course was clearly marked with…flags at every turn, aid stations were well-stocked and well-spaced…and without exception the volunteers were nothing short of brilliant.

~ Mike S.

The best part about ultrarunning is that even on a rough outing, the experience is always a blast. Race Director Jeff Mallach does a phenomenal job organizing things and providing a killer post-race atmosphere. It was really easy to stick around and chat with all kinds of runners about a variety of topics. The volunteers were great.

~ Zach B.

Besides the glorious trail running experience, the other main reason to run Ice Age is for the post-race party. Lots of free beer. The food is good. And there’s nothing like sitting at the finish line cheering on your friends.

~ Jeffrey L.

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LATEST NEWS

2020 RACE Postponed

The Ice Age Trail 50 has been happening on the same weekend in May for the last 38 ...
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Training Runs – Cancelled

We're still waiting and watching and planning to move forward with this year's race, but think the most ...
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2021 Deferral deadline extended

The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic won't be known for some time. At Ice Age, we're watching ...
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