Even though registration has closed on Ultra Signup, you can register on race day. Be there by 8:00 for the 50K and 8:30 for the 25K or 10K. Cost will be $25 for 50K and $20 for 25K and 10K.
The Nifty Fifty is three separate races, no longer a relay. All three races start at the end of Basin Road near the Perseverance Trailhead. The 50k starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 25k and 10k start at 9:00 a.m. Each race is run mostly on stunningly beautiful trails with a significant amount of climbing. The 10k is on Basin Road, Perseverance Trail, Red Mill Trail, and the Glory Hole overlook. The 25k is essentially the first half of the 50k: Basin Road, Perseverance Trail, Red Mill Trail, the Glory Hole overlook, Granite Creek Trail, and Mt. Roberts Trail. The 50k adds the Flume and Salmon Creek Trail. The 50K has over 5,000 feet of vertical gain.
From the start run towards town on Basin Road, turn right up Perseverance Trail, turn right on Red Mill Trail, turn right on the Glory Hole spur, go to the end, then turn around around and return to Basin Road the way you came.
Run toward town from the far end of Basin Road, then go right up the Perseverance Trail, right on the Red Mill Trail, up to the Glory Hole overlook, back down to Red Mill Trail. Go right on Red Mill, then right on Perseverance to the end of Perseverance Trail. Then come back on Perseverance to the intersection with Granite Creek Trail. Go out and back on Granite Creek Trail, then continue down Perseverance back to the start on Basin Road. Then go out Basin Road to the Mt. Roberts Trail. Climb Mt. Roberts to Father Brown's cross, turn around, and return to Basin Road. The finish is at the end of Basin Road, where you started.
50K runners will do the 25K course, then head back out Basin Road to the Flume, through the highlands, and out Glacier Avenue to the Salmon Creek trail. Then go out and back on Salmon Creek Trail and return the way you came to the end of Basin Road for the final time. Go here for the course profile: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/570147921.
Aid Stations and Drop Bags
There will be water, Gaterade, and snacks at the start/finish area. 25K and 50K runners will pass through here at mile 11. 50K runners will pass through again at mile 16.5. In addition, there will be water only, to top off water bottles, at mile 6 of the 25K/50K course and also at about mile 20 and 26 of the 50K. You can leave drop bags at the start/finish area.
Local time: 9:21 AM