Jackson County 50-50 Ultra-marathon Trail Run

50 mile, 50 kilometer, or 5 mile fun run

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Start time: 7:30 am (50 mile), 8:00 am (50k), 9:00 am (5 mile)

Pyoca & Jackson-Washington State Forest

Registration: Online

Challenge yourself to another level at the Jackson County 50-50. Very challenging topography rewards you with fantastic vistas along the ridgetops in Jackson-Washington State Forest. Each lap will take you around two different and beautiful lakes and to the highest point in Jackson county.

Though the course is rugged, Pyoca Camp, Conference, and Retreat Center balances that out with warm, dry places to eat, sleep, shower, and gather before and after the race. We've partnered with the camp to bring you affordable weekend-long packages including full meals on Friday night, Saturday post-race, and Sunday recovery breakfast.

The tentative course is a 10-mile loop with over 1,800 feet of vertical gain per lap (for comparison, about 30% more average elevation gain per mile than Tecumseh Trail Marathon). The trail is a mix of double-track (fire road style) trail and single-track narrow trail. About 1/2 mile of the course is on a paved road within the State Forest. Aid stations will be located about every 3 miles along the route, and each lap will pass within feet of Pyoca's lodge building; offering warmth, restrooms, and access to your personal stash of food, clothing, and other needs.

The 50 mile race is five laps. The 50k will run a one mile lap around beautiful Pyoca Lake before starting three full laps. 

A limit of 16.5 hours (16 hours for the 50 k) will be strictly enforced. No participant may continue into a final lap if behind the pace for these finish times. Headlamps and a backup light source will be required for any lap started after 4 pm. Use your own discretion if you are a slower paced runner.

Your entry fee also includes: Post-race food (soup, sandwiches, etc), access to post-race showers, aid stations stocked with liquids and energy snacks, and more. Ultra-distance runners only will receive a custom Headsweats reversible beanie (first 300 entries only!), finisher medal, and race awards for overall and age group top three.

Entry fee is $70 for either ultra-marathon distance, and $20 for the fun run. Race day entry will be $80 and $25. For an additional $20 before November 15, you can order a high quality, long sleeve running shirt.

Accommodation options are as follows: (note, comparing "Standard" to "Upgrade" lodging, Upgrade has fewer beds per room, more bathrooms per bed, carpeted floors, etc. Upgrade lodging is in Oak, Poplar, or Cedar cabin.)

- Full package: Friday & Saturday lodging, Friday dinner, Sunday breakfast - Standard $50, Upgrade $70

- One night lodging (choose Friday or Saturday): Standard $20 Upgrade $30

- Friday dinner: $10

- Sunday breakfast: $8

- High quality running shirt: $20


Friday Check-in: 6-8 pm

Friday Dinner: 7-8 pm

Saturday Check-in: 6:30 - 8:45 am

Sunday Breakfast: 8-9 am 


Pyoca is located in Brownstown, Indiana; one hour from Louisville, KY, just over an hour from Indianapolis, and under two hours drive time from Cincinnati.