Like a Phoenix from the ashes, the Wilson Creek Frozen 50k is coming back in 2017!!
If you are looking for an epic adventure on the trails in January, you will not be disappointed. We could be treated to anything from temps in the 40s with egregious mud to sub-zero, arctic conditions with wind and ice like you have never seen before. Come prepared for anything and bring your good attitude and sense of adventure. You need to carry at least two water bottles or a hydration pack. This is not your fall road marathon that has fully stocked aid stations every mile. 50k and 20 mile runners are advised to bring traction devices and/or trekking poles, an emergency whistle, space blanket, headlamp, and knowledge of the course. Please read through the information on the website to be fully informed. http://frozen50k.pickledfeetultras.com.
Wilson Creek is located about 30 minutes south of Nampa, Idaho at the main trailhead on Wilson Creek Road off Hwy 78 between Marsing and Melba. Take Wilson Creek Road south off Hwy 78 and go past the Wilson Creek Cattle Feeders. 50k and 20 Mile start at 7:30 am; 10 mile starts at 9:00 am; 5 mile starts at 10:00 am.
Pickled Feet Ultra Running reserves the right to deny entry into the race based on age (youth). To enter the 10 Mile, kids 18 and under must have parental approval (and possibly supervision if young or inexperienced enough); as a rule, we are not allowing kids under 18 to register for the 50k or 20 Mile. We know there are kids who could be exceptions to this exclusion. If you are one of those kids who wants to run the longer distances, let's talk.
Runner Check In
Packet pickup will be held the week of the race (check the race website for dates and times). Race morning packet pickup will be available starting at 6:00 am. Your race numbers will not be included in your race packets. We will hand them out with timing chips on race morning when you check in at the start.
50k runners will complete an epic 20.3 mile loop, followed by the 10.8 mile loop.
- Start Time: 7:30 AM
- ****Both loops will be run in a clockwise direction for 2017.****
- The 20.3 mile loop has ~4900′ elev. gain and 10.8 mile loop has ~2200′ elev. gain for a total of ~7100′ elev. gain in the 50k run.
- Low of 2565′ and high of 5340′
- 43% singletrack and 57% road/doubletrack
- There is a 7.5 hour (3:00 pm) cutoff at mile 20.3
- Start time: 7:30 AM
- ****The course will be run in a clockwise direction for 2017.****
- ~4900′ elev. gain for 20.3 miles.
- Low of 2714′ and high of 5340′
- 69% (14 miles) of road or doubletrack; 31% (~6.3 miles) singletrack
- Start time: 9:00 AM
- This course will be run in a clockwise direction for 2017.
- The 10.8 Mile contains ~2200′ elev. gain
- Low of 2565′ and high of 3689′
- 83% singletrack and 17% road/doubletrack
This is a fairly easy and non-technical course, perfect for beginning runners or anyone else to try out a winter trail run.
- Start time: 10:00 AM,
- This course will be run in a clockwise direction for 2017.
- The 5 Mile contains ~788' elevation gain
- Low of 2714' and high of 3174'
- 2 miles of road and 3 miles of singletrack
Refunds: No refunds will be given by either the race or by Ultra Signup. Sorry.
Distance Changes: You can change race distances via email through the close of online registration; after that, change distances early on race morning. You will not be refunded the difference of a higher price. Email email@example.com to change races. You are welcome to increase in distance before the race start by paying the difference with a check and letting the race directors know of your awesome decision.
Changing Races Mid-Event: If you sign up for the 50k race and choose to not continue at the 20.3 mile point, this will be considered a DNF. You may not drop down to a 20 mile finish mid-race. If you start the race as a 50k participant and do not finish 50k, you will not be listed as a finisher at any distance. If you are signed up for the 20 mile and are having a good day and want to continue, you may alert the aid station that you want to bump up to the 50k during the race.
Things to Consider
Things to Consider: Herds of wild horses populate(d) the hills in the Wilson Creek area. Admire but steer clear of them. If you see horses and they appear to be alarmingly interested in your presence, you should make whooping Indian war cries, which has proven to dissuade parading horses. Don't ask how we know that. (I believe horses were relocated after the Soda Fire of 2015). If you are lucky, you will see deer or foxes in the early morning hours. Bikers, hikers, hunters, horse riders, ATV enthusiasts - these are the people you may encounter on the trails on a Saturday. Some of the grades especially on the descent from Wilson Peak can be very steep and especially hazardous if icy and/or muddy. Be cautious. We would feel very badly if anyone injured themselves. This run is a VOLUNTARY, predominantly self-supported, possibly solitary venture chosen by you. Do not participate if you are not 100 percent responsible and capable of taking care of yourself for an extended period of time (1-12 hours) in variable weather conditions in rugged terrain. Do not participate in this run if you are not in reasonable physical condition to spend hours on the trail climbing and descending; likewise, know when to quit. If you are not in the proper physical condition to undertake the 50k, please check your ego at the trailhead and sign up for the 10 mile race instead. Remember, we are warning you that this is a very tough run, and you are making the choice to participate. There is a possibility that the trails and roads will be aggravatingly and unrunnably slick, muddy, and treacherous. We (Pickled Feet Ultra Running, race organizers, volunteers) are not responsible for costs associated with search and rescue or any costs associated with your injuries or death. Be smart, use common sense, and be safe out there. Bring your sense of adventure and your good attitude, and leave your whining at home!
Aid Stations/Drop Bags
Local time: 1:41 PM
5 Mile - one aid station - mile 2.5 and finish
10 Mile - 2 aid stations - miles 5, 7, and finish
20 Mile - 2 aid stations - miles 2.5, 13, and finish
50k - 5 aid stations - miles 2.5, 13, 20.3, 25.3, 27.3, and finish.
Aid stations will serve soup or broth, salty stuff, sweet stuff, energy products, water.
Drop Bags will not be taken to any aid stations on the course. 50k runners may have a drop bag at mile 20.3, where you come through the start/finish mid-race.