OPSF 50|50 is a long standing Indiana tradition. This low key event in Owen-Putnam State Forest is provided by non-profit Indiana Trail Running Association (ITRA), and it's an opportunity for people to run a lesser known Indiana course (even though it's only an hour from Indianapolis!). Come join us!
The OPSF 50|50 race is a 50 mile or 50k distance race beginning at 7:00 a.m. and a 14 mile Run beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Weather: Spring in Indiana can provide interesting weather. 2018 brought a winter storm with sleet and snow! And then 2019 brought a 50° day and dry conditions! Please watch the weather and prepare accordingly!
PLEASE NOTE: This race is a CUPLESS race. This means you must have the ability to carry 20 oz of water on your person at all times. No cups will be provided at aid stations.
Set in Owen-Putnam State Forest and beginning at Horse Campground, runners traverse a 14 mile course consisting of 90% single track and horse trails with a few sections of fire road.
The course is a lollipop: Start/Finish to Aid A is the "stick" and a loop from Aid A through Aid B and back to Aid A is the delicious "pop". Aid A to the Start/Finish completes the lollipop.
The 50 mile and 50k runners will run out the lollipop counter clockwise, do two "pops", and then return to the Start/Finish. 50k runners will then do a counter clockwise lollipop with a truncated "pop," while the 50 mile runners will do two more complete counter clockwise lollipops.
14 mile runners do one counter clockwise lollipop. Yum!
See the Course Map for more details.
Trails are rugged and there will be mud rain or shine! It's the toughest trail race in Indiana!
Registration and Pricing
Cost varies by course length - see the individual lengths for more details.
If race capacity is not met, same day registration will be available. Event prices increase $10 for same day entrants, and swag and awards cannot be guaranteed. Only credit cards will be accepted - no cash or check. Please sign up early as same day registration is strongly discouraged!
Packet pick-up is March 20th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Horse Campground (Start/Finish). Same-day packet pick-up begins on March 21st at 6:00 a.m at the Start/Finish.
14 Miler Participants are shuttled to and from Horse Campground and should park at:
Owen County Family YMCA
1111 State Rd 46
Spencer, IN 47460
Shuttles depart at 7:15 a.m. and 8:05 a.m.
50k and 50 miler participants park at Horse Campground.
Awards and Swag
Entrants receive a shirt when registered by February 28th.
Medals are awarded to all finishers!
Lodging / Camping
McCormick's Creek lodging (ask for March specials) phone reservations: (812) 829-4881 or toll free (877) 922-6966.
Local time: 4:17 PM
If you wish to camp at Horse Campground, it’s $13 per night. If you camp, make sure you bring cash or check since you will be self-registering. Camping is on a first come basis, and there’s about 8 campsites. Spots will almost certainly fill up - we CANNOT guarantee you a spot.