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 Smyth County children!
Each finisher will receive a performance shirt from Savage Apparel Company, a meal, a beer, and a unique finisher award. The last day to register for early bird pricing and be guaranteed a shirt is Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Photo credit: Bill Casola
This year, we are doing the meal cook-out style. When registering, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.
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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Sponsors and Partners
We want to thank the following sponsors and partners who make this race possible. Without their help, we could not put on our event.
Local time: 10:28 AM
- Hungry Mother State Park: We love our local state park and they are so wonderful to work with!
- Savage Apparel Company: We love these high quality performance shirt and are proud to partner with them again this year!
-Hammer Nutrition: We appreciate Hammer Nutrition for sponsoring our race and providing HEED at each of our aid stations, along with items for goody bags!
-The Town of Marion: We appreciate them loaning us barricades for our race. Without them, there would be no beer!
-Richardson Ambulance Service: Ultra racing is dangerous. We appreciate the peace-of-mind they give us by being on-site during the race just in case.
-Rotary Club of Marion: Many of our wonderful volunteers are Rotarians. We appreciate their support to help us raise money for Imagination Library!
-The Bank of Marion is a local bank that continuously give back to the community. They are a loyal supporter of Imagination Library of Smyth County.