WC-50 Ultra Trail Marathon

The 6th annual WC-50 is a multi-lap ultramarathon spanning throughout the USNWC trail system featuring both a 50k and 50-mile option. For the first time ultra-competitor or those hoping to sharpen their skills at a distance beyond the standard marathon, the 50k offers three 10ish mile loops.  The 50k course provides a mix of challenging single-track climbs and rolling riverside trails, offering something for runners of all levels. For the more seasoned ultra-runner or those looking to challenge themselves on a more challenging course, the 50 mile route focuses on increased elevation technical difficulty resulting in three 17-ish mile loops. Both distances feature loops that will start and finish at the friendly confines of the Pump House Biergarten centrally located within the USNWC.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Distance – 50K and 50-mile
  • Time:
    • 5:00am (50-mile start)
    • 6:00am (50K start)

Registration:

  • Pre-registration – Must be registered by Sept 16
    • $70 – 50K distance
    • $90 – 50-mile distance
  • Late Registration – Must be Registered by October 11
    • $80 – 50K distance
    • $100 – 50-mile distance
  • Race day registration – if available
    • $90 – 50K distance
    • $110 – 50-mile distance
  • Note: Recover Brand Hoodies are only guaranteed to those who register by October 7
  • Note: WC-50 finisher medals are only guaranteed to those who register by September 14
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Schedule:

Friday, October 12

  • 5:00pm – 6:45pm – Packet pick up – U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • Note: We encourage runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day logistics
  • Note: “Race Day Registration” will be available during packet pick up
  • Note: Early packet pick-up is optional. Typical parking fees apply

Saturday, October 13

  • 4:00am – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins (50-mile and 50K) – Pump House Biergarten
  • 4:45am – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends for 50-mile
  • 4:45am – Mandatory pre-race meeting for 50-mile runners
  • 5:00am – 50-mile race start
  • 5:45am – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends for 50K
  • 5:45am – Mandatory pre-race meeting for 50K runners
  • 6:00am – 50K race start
  • Time TBD – 50K and 50-mile awards ceremony
  • 6:45pm – 50m and 50K course closes (runners may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)

Race Document:

Awards:

All finishers will receive a custom finishers item (Belt buckles for 50mile and medals for 50K) (Must register by Sept 14)

Course:

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Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at racedirector@usnwc.org
  • Whitewater Race Series Refund and Transfer Policy:
    • Race Registration is non-refundable
    • A 100% registration transfer must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • A 50% registration transfer must be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year
  • All purchased Whitewater Race Series add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up. Items will not be shipped.
    • If the purchased add-on items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, items will be held at Outfitters for pick-up for one week from the date of the event (seven days).
    • It is the participant’s responsibility to email racedirector@usnwc.org to arrange pick-up.
    • After seven days, all unclaimed items will be donated.
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged for the safety of all participants
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • If you think you may require additional hydration along the course, please plan accordingly
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Restrooms are located at the main USNWC River Center and the Pump House Biergarten
    • Please note, there will be no restrooms located on course
  • Locker rooms/showers are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $50
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered.
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