Registration for the 40th annual Ice Age Trail races will open on Sunday, December 19. Registration for the 50-mile race opens at Noon CT. 50K registration opens at 3:00, followed by the Half Marathon at 6:00 p.m. Race day is Saturday, May 14, 2022. A special pre-registration event will be held a week earlier on …



The final runner email before race day was released last Thursday, Sept 2. The newsletter includes important information about the packet pick-up, parking, aid stations among other things. If you did not receive your copy, please check your spam or promotions folder. Update: The Trout House Restaurant at Rushing Waters will not be open for …


First 2021 Training run

The first Ice Age Trail 50 training run will be held this Saturday, Aug 21 at the IAT Start/Finish area beginning at 7:30 a.m. We’ve flagged a 35-mile course that includes the blue Nordic loop (appx 9 miles) and an out-and-back to Rice Lake. Flagging will be minimal — so if you are unfamiliar with …

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2021 Training runs

There will be two loosely-organized training runs on the Ice Age Trail 50 race course on Saturday, August 21 (35 miles) and Saturday, August 28 (19 miles). The runs start at the Nordic Trail Head (the IAT start/finish area) at 7:30 a.m. There will be one minimalist aid station with water, Heed and a few …

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2021 Wait list closed

We have our final field of runners for the 39th annual Ice Age Trail 50! After offering entries to all wait listed runners, we are now at capacity for the September 11 races. Thanks everyone! We’re looking forward to seeing you on the trails in the coming months.

January update

We continue to hope for signs of improving conditions related to the pandemic and vaccine distribution here in Wisconsin. While the number of cases has stabilized, the forecasts are still somewhat pessimistic for large gatherings this Spring. Currently, the DNR is not approving permits for gatherings of 50 or more people. This could obviously change …

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2021 Deferral Update

If you were registered for the 2020 Ice Age Trail race, your entry was automatically moved to 2021. If you would prefer to defer your 2021 registration to 2022, you must notify the race director by Sunday, December 13 at In your deferral request, please include your race distance. In the event that the …

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