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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Training Runs – Cancelled

We’re still waiting and watching and planning to move forward with this year’s race, but think the most prudent strategy at this time is to cancel the two training runs scheduled for Saturday, April 18 and 25. We’ll post the routes here and on the Ice Age Trail 50 website in a few weeks, should …

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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 worldwide developments closely and will rely on the guidance of health officials to ascertain the potential risks to our runners. Safety is our top priority. At this time, there are no plans to cancel or postpone the …

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Deferral deadline FEbruary 17

If you can’t run with us on May 9, email the RD today at and your entry will be pushed into 2021 at no cost.

Deferral Deadline

The deadline for runners to push their entries into 2021 at no cost is Monday, February 19.  If you know you won’t be able to run with us this year, please notify Jeff at

the 2020 Ice age trail races are sold out.

All three Ice Age Trail races are sold out. We are wait listing runners for the 50-mile event only. If you would like to be added to the list, please contact Jeff at Thanks to everyone who chose to run with us in 2020!

2020 General Registration

General registration for the 39th annual Ice Age Trail 50 opens this Sunday, December 15 @ Noon CST for the 50-mile race; 3:00 for the 50k and 6:00 p.m. for the Half Marathon. All three events are likely to sell out quickly. If you are in the process of registering at the time that your …

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