Packet pick-up will be held March 24th from 4-8 p.m. at Rattlesnake Campground (aka start/finish). There will also be race day packet pick-up starting at 6 a.m at the start/finish.
The Owen Putnam Start Forest 5050 races consisting of a 50K, a 50mile and starting at 7am. We offer an early starting time of 6am for those needing extra time for the 50k/50mile.We will have a 14 mile fun run starting at 8am. This course is considered one of the toughest in Indiana with over 6500 elevation ascent in the 50 mile.
The course is set in Owen-Putnam State Forest and starts at Rattlesnake Campground. Home of the original OPSF event. The 50 mile run will complete three 14.1 mile loops plus one 8.5 mile loop for a total of around 50.8 miles. The 50 Kilometer run will complete one 14.1 mile loop plus two 8.5 mile loops for a total of around 31.1 miles. The starting time for the fun run (14.1 mile loop) which is at 8am.
Directions to Start
There are lot of ways to get to the start. The BEST way we found is to use 4491 Surber Road, Spencer, In 47460 in your GPS. Drive past the house to the end of the road. Rattlesnake campground is at the end.
About 3.5 miles from US 231, south of I-70 at Cloverdale; the turnoff for the state forest is at the "town" of Carp. Yes, Carp. As 231 curves east, the road into Carp goes straight; it is CR 50E. The first road to the right that you come to is CR 600N; turn right there and drive through the somewhat larger metropolis of Cuba and on another mile or two over a really narrow, poorly maintained road to the forest entrance on the right. You will see a sign directing you to the forest office 7 miles to the left, or Rattlesnake Campground, 3 miles straight ahead. Drive to Rattlesnake Campground.
A short sleeve technical shirt will be provided in the price of the event. Shirts will not be guaranteed to those who register after March 17th.
Lodging / Camping
This year McCormick's Creek is running a March special for $59 a night. You must request the "Historic Room", this room is one double bed.
Local time: 4:21 AM
Phone reservations: 812-829-4881 or toll free 1-877-922-6966.
If you wish to camp at Rattlesnake Campground it's $13 per night. If you camp make sure you bring cash/check since you will be self-registering. Camping is first come basis and there's about 8-10 campsites. We haven't had a problem before with camping and there should be plenty of spots.