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JACKSON 50/50
ULTRA MARATHON

Dec 2nd, 2023

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Description

Race Date: Saturday Dec. 2nd 2023
Distances: 10m, 50k, 50m
Course Difficulty: Hills 5 / Surface: 5 (1=easy, 5=difficult)

Pricing: 

  • 10 Miler - Early $35/ Increase $40/ Day of $50

  • 50k- Early $90/ Increase $100/ Day of $110

  • 50 Miler- Early $100/ Increase $110/ Day of $120

  • 50 Mile Relay 2-5person team

    • 2p- $140

    • 3p- $180

    • 4p- $200

    • 5p- $225

  •  Challenge yourself to another level at the Jackson County 50-50. Very steep 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 course is a 10-mile loop with approximately 1,600 feet of vertical gain per lap. The trail is a mix of double-track (fire road style) trail and single-track narrow trail. About 3/4 mile of the course is on a paved road within the State Forest. Aid stations will be located every 3-5 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.

  • 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: event beanie or touch-screen friendly gloves, a finisher medal, and race awards for overall and age group top three.

50 Mile Relay

  • Relay teams consisting of 2-5 team members will do a minimum of 1 lap ea. (10miles/1600ft gain)

  • 2 person teams may split laps up however they choose. Ex. (2 person team- p1 runs 3 laps, p2 runs 2 laps = 5 laps) or ( 3 person team- p1 runs 1 lap, p2 runs 2 laps, p3 runs 2laps = 5 laps ) etc.

  • 5 person team requires each team member to run 1 lap.

  • 50 mile relay teams will start at 7:30am with solo 50mile runners.

  • Teams will receive 1 bib that must stay on course, crossing the finish line with each 10 mile lap before being transferred on to the next team mate.

  • Awards currently set for top 3 teams overall "awards upon completion at finish," if there are enough all male, all female & coed teams we will create more award categories per demand.

  • Cutoff is same as solo runners 12:00am

Schedule:

Friday Check-in: 6-8 pm

Friday Dinner: 7 pm

Saturday Check-in: 6:00- 8:00am

Start times: 50 Solo/Relay 7:30 am; 50k 8:00 am; 10-mile 8:30 am

Starting line located behind PYOCA Main Building

Race cutoff (all divisions): Midnight

Sunday Breakfast: 8:30 am 

We are proud to partner with Runners Forum this year! Upon registration you will receive a discount code good for 20% off trail shoes. Some Exclusions may apply.

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COURSE MAP

MAPS: GPX

Map & Directions

  • PYOCA- 886 E County Rd 100 S, Brownstown, IN 47220

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

  • Take State Rd 250 east from Brownstown, two miles, passing PYOCA.  Turn left toward the forest office / campground (Camp Rd).

Race Day Rules

  • The 50 mile race is five laps.

  • The 50k will run a one mile loop around beautiful Pyoca Lake before starting three full laps.

  • Participants may not "drop down" to a shorter distance category during the race.

  • One Pacer runner is allowed to accompany you on your final lap only. Pacers Must register and pick up pacer bib. Registration for pacer is free.

  • All runners must be registered.

  • Race number must be on your front, and visible at all times. 

  • Follow the marked trail – no short cutting

  • Communicate and be courteous when passing or being passed.

  • If you drop out of the race, please let us know at the finish line.

TRAINING RUNS:

Training on the course is allowed. Wear orange / bright colors from October to race day as it's hunting season. Please park within JWSF on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to avoid interfering with PYOCA activities. During the week, parking at PYOCA is allowed. Be sure to bring a course map and supplies needed to support yourself.

Seymour MultiSport Club usually offers training runs on the course, generally mid-day on Sundays starting around October.

Additional Information

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