WC-50 Ultra Trail Marathon

The WC-50 is a multi-lap ultramarathon spanning the U.S. National Whitewater Center’s trail system featuring both a 50K and a 50 mile distance. For the first time ultra-competitor or those seeking to expand into something longer than the typical marathon distance, the 50K course offers three 10-ish mile loops providing a mix of challenging singletrack climbs and rolling riverside trails. For those looking for something beyond the 50K distance, the 50 mile route focuses on increased elevation and technicality through three 17-ish mile loops. Both race distances are equipped with multiple and fully stocked aid stations, easy drop-bag locations, access to hot showers, food, and activities for your supporting families at the USNWC’s 1,300 acre facility.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Distance – 50K and 50-mile
  • Time:
    • 5:00am (50-mile start)
    • 6:00am (50K start)

Registration:

  • Pre-registration – Must be registered by September 26
    • $70 – 50K distance
    • $90 – 50-mile distance
  • Late Registration – Must be Registered by October 24
    • $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 20
  • Note: WC-50 finisher medals are only guaranteed to those who register by September 26
Register

Schedule:

Friday, October 25

  • 5:00pm – 6:45pm – Packet pick up – U.S. National Whitewater Center Outfitters
  • 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 26

  • 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 – 50-mile and 50K course closes (runners may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)

Awards:

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

2018 Results:

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Sponsors:

          

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
  • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from OUTFITTERS within two months of the race date. Items not collected within this time frame will be donated.
    • Items cannot be shipped
    • Participants must email racedirector@usnwc.org to arrange award pick-up
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • 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
  • 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.