50s For Yo Momma is an ultra trail run at Hargus Lake in Circleville, OH. The 25k, 50k and 50 Mile races are ran entirely on the trails at A.W. Marion State Park. This event began in 2011, so this year we will be celebrating five years!
Our course is entirely on trails, with lots of roots and rocks, a handful of creek crossings, some rolling hills and a few short but steep climbs. The trails are well-groomed, with no briars or brambles to speak of. In 2014 we added a few new sections of gorgeous single-track to our already awesome course. What does this mean for you? Less loops, more climbing and more beautiful views!
50 Milers- You will be running an 8.7 mile loop. You will complete 6 loops for a total of 52.2 miles.
25k & 50k runners- You will be running an 8.2 mile loop. 50k runners will complete 4 loops for a total of 32.8 miles. 25k'ers will run 2 loops for a total of 16.4 miles.
The courses are identical with the exception of a .50 mile section added in for the 50 milers.
Yes, you will be running slightly over your listed mileage. There is no additional charge for those extra miles. You're welcome!
This is a spring trail race in Ohio. Plan to be at the mercy of Mother Nature. We typically have some mud!
A.W. Marion State Park 20505 Riegel Rd., Circleville, OH 43113
Start/Finish line will be by the shelter house in the day-use area on the west side of
Hargus Lake (Not at Campgrounds).
Start Time: All distances start at 6:30 am
Aid Stations & Drop Bags
There are two manned aid stations and one un-manned water stop. The first AS is at the Start/Finish area. The second is in the campgrounds, at 5.8 miles for the 25k & 50k, and 6.2 miles for the 50 milers. The water stop is located at 5 miles for the 25k & 50k'ers, and 5.4 miles for the 50 milers.
Aid Stations will be stocked with Hammer Nutrition products, pop, cookies, pretzels, chips, candy, PB&J, nuts and bananas. We will also have Zanzi's pizza available beginning around noon. Gator-Ade will be available at the Start/Finish area only.
Aid Stations will be stocked with First Aid supplies.
Please bring a water bottle or other hydration container. We would like to join the efforts to cut down on waste in the trail running community. Cups will be available, but we would be very happy if you could use your own bottles as much as possible.
You may leave a drop bag at the Start/Finish area.
There are park rest rooms available within a few feet of the trail in the Start/Finish area as well as the campgrounds. There will also be port-a-johns available in both areas for race day.
Dropping & DQ Policy
You MUST report to one of the RDs (Rob and Angie Carroll) if you wish to drop from the race. Please DO NOT leave the course without letting us know! This is for your safety!
There is a 14-hour cutoff for all races. You must begin your last loop by 5:30pm.
Please respect all volunteers, runners, the park, other folks on the trails and the RDs or we will make fun of you mercilessly and DQ you :)
If we determine a runner has cut the course for any reason they will be DQ'd and receive a DNF in race results.
Family, Friends & Crews
Please bring your family, friends and crews to support and encourage you! The best part of a loop course is that you get so many opportunities to experience and appreciate that support! We love to see all the supporters spending their day with us!
Family, friends and crews can park in the main lot at the Start/Finish area, and should feel free to set-up pop-up tents and spend the day with us. There is plenty of green space near the start/finish.
Camping & Cell Phones
Camping is available in the A.W. Marion State Park campgrounds. Reserve a spot at www.parks.ohiodnr.gov/awmarion or 866-644-6727. The campgrounds are about a 5 minute drive from the start/finish.
Cell phones generally work pretty well within the park.
Pacers are not allowed unless pre-approved by the RDs.
Awards & Swag
Awesome finishers medals will be awarded to all those who complete their race within the 14-hour time limit.
Top 3 male and female finishers in each distance will receive awards.
Kick-ass tec shirts for all participants.
A runner may choose to switch races at anytime PRIOR TO THE START OF THE RACE at 6:30am. A runner may NOT switch races anytime after the start. This is the only rule I am hard-core about people! Please make sure you have chosen the distance you really want before the start!
There will be a $10 fee to transfer distances. Please contact the RDs for info.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
Because of the costs associated with this event, there are no refunds, transferals or deferrals of entry fees for any reason.
Race will be held rain or shine.
RDs reserve the right to postpone, delay, cancel or stop the race at anytime due to safety concerns.
Maps & Directions
Checkout our website for course maps, elevation and directions.
Thanks so much to all of our amazing volunteers! We couldn't put on such an awesome event without you!
A special thanks to all of our generous sponsors. This event is extra-awesome because of all of these amazing sponsors:
Berger Health System, RE Carroll & Sons Excavating, Zanzi's Pizza, Dr. Kristy Blum, Delmont Storage, Wendy's, Mills Locksmith, Dr. James Sardo, Hammer Nutrition, Zensah, She Bakes the Cakes, Road I.D. and the Pickaway County Family YMCA.
Showers will be available at the Pickaway County Family YMCA until 4pm. Directions will be available at the start/finish. About a 5 minute drive from the race.
We have several stickers available for purchase. Check em' out on our website.
If you haven't done so already, give us a LIKE on Face Book. This is the best way to stay up-to-date on everything race related. We will also be having contests for stickers and other items, as well as giving some special offers to our Face Book crew.
Don't forget to check out our Not Yo Momma's 100 event as well. We offer 25k, 50k, 75k, 100k and Ohio's most bad-ass 100 mile race. This event takes place in September in Chillicothe, OH, at Great Seal State Park. You can get more info on our website or Face Book page. In 2015 Not Yo Momma's 100 miler will join three more of the toughest 100 milers on this side of the country in a brand new ultra running slam! Follow us on Face Book to get the details on THE BADASS SLAM!
Heart of Ohio Trail Running Series- remember that when you run either of our events you are automatically entered into the Heart of Ohio Trail Running Series. We are a group of trail races dedicated to promoting and supporting the trails in central Ohio. Check us out on Face Book for more info.
Local time: 7:32 AM