50k - 25k
Nestled in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, Hungry Mother State Park offers a challenging network of trails. This 50K is two laps of a 15.6 mile course with approximately 3,500 feet elevation gain per lap. (The 25K will be one lap of the same course.) The park consists of some well-groomed as well as more technical trail sections. Best of all, this race is ultimately a fundraiser for Imagination Library of Smyth County. Your registration helps get free books in the hands of our county’s children! #HM2550k
Each finisher will receive a performance shirt, a meal, a beer, and a unique finisher award. The last day to register and be guaranteed a shirt is Thursday, March 14, 2019! Registration is open through Wednesday, April 10, 2019 but the price increases after Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Our meal is from Sister's Cafe & Gifts, a favorite local restaurant. Each participant receives a boxed lunch included with their registration which includes a sandwich, chips, pickles, a cookie, and a drink. We will also serve soup if it's cold. You can order additional food as for family and friends (or you) through our website. It is a ten minute drive out to other restaurants.
Participants receive a 25% discount for reservations at Hungry Mother State Park during the race weekend. (The code will be sent in confirmation email.)
The top male and female runners of the 50K will receive a $100 Altra gift card and a weekend stay at Hungry Mother State Park!
Aid Station Details and Cutoff Times
AID STATION DISTANCES
Clyburn Ridge Aid Station 5.5
Molly's Knob Trail Aid Station 9.9
Start/Finish Full Aid 15.6 - End of 25k
Clyburn Ridge Aid Station 21.1
Molly's Knob Trail Aid Station 25.5
(All Aid Station/Water distances are approximate. See course map for details.)
You will have 10 hours to complete the 50k and 5 hours for the 25k.
There will only be 2 on course cutoff times for the 50k.
-If you are over 5 hours on Lap 1 you will not be allowed to start Lap 2.
-If you have not left the Molly’s Knob Trail Aid Station at mile 25.5 which begins the tough climb up to Molly’s Knob by the 8 hour mark you will be required to continue straight to the Start/Finish area bypassing the climb up Molly’s Knob and the Raider’s Run/Old Shawnee Loop.
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Partners and Sponsors
We want to thank the following organizations. Without them, this fundraiser event would not be possible!
Local time: 4:16 AM
Altra Running - Every Altra shoe is built on a ZeroDrop™ platform that positions the heel and forefoot an equal distance from the ground. This natural foundation aids in optimal alignment, cultivates better form, and encourages a low-impact landing.
The Bank of Marion - This outstanding community bank continually shows support for organizations like the Smyth County Chamber of Commerce that help the residents of Smyth County.
Hungry Mother State Park - Not only an amazing park, but wonderful to work with and so supportive!
The Town of Marion - For loaning us barricades for our alcohol area. Without them, there would be no beer!
Sisters Cafe & Gifts - A long-time local favorite, Sisters Cafe will preparing lunch for our participants.
Pepsi - Thanks to Pepsi, each of our participants will get a Pepsi brand drink of their choice with their lunch.
Richardson Ambulance Service - Ultra racing is dangerous. We appreciate the peace-of-mind that our sponsors Richardson Ambulance Service provide on race day be being on-site during the race just in case.