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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2020 Ice age races are cancelled

It is with deep sadness and regret that we must announce the cancellation of the 2020 Ice Age Trail 50. After consultation with health professionals, the state park service and the Badgerland Striders, we have determined that an event on the scale of Ice Age is not possible without directly compromising the health and safety …

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September race wait list

COVID-19 has made a mess of things, but there’s a 38-year tradition on the line, so we’ve rescheduled the 2020 Ice Age Trail 50 races for Saturday, September 26. And due to runner deferrals, we have openings in all three races: 50-mile, 50k and Half Marathon. If you would like to run with us in …

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2020 Race postponed

The 39th annual Ice Age Trail races have been postponed until Saturday, September 26 due to growing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Runners registered for the May race can defer their entries to May 2021 by notifying the Race Director by Wed April 15 at  We’ll reopen registration after the deferral deadline, but only a …

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2020 RACE Postponed

The Ice Age Trail 50 has been happening on the same weekend in May for the last 38 years. The race is widely regarded as a “rite of Spring” for area runners and the unofficial launch of the the Wisconsin ultrarunning season. Unfortunately, that must change this year. This week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources …

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