Saturday, Oct 22, 2022

The Ultra Bird 12hr and 6hr Trail Races

West Olive, MI 12hrs, 10K, 6hrs, 5K Sat

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 22, 2022

Event Details

Myles the Ultra Bird is back in 2024 for the 7th year of the Ultra Bird Trail Races!

Located at the beautiful Pigeon Creek Park: 12524 Stanton Street
West Olive, MI 49460

The 2024 event will be held on Saturday OCT 19, 2024:
12HR, 6HR, 5k and 10k
5K: 9:00 AM
10K: 9:00 AM.

**5K and 10K start at 9:00 AM THIS YEAR!

The Ultra Bird RUCK Challenge!

Introducing the Ultra Bird Ruck Challenge! (New in 2024).

Egress Endurance is proud to honor and support the incredible men and women who serve in the United States military. With this commitment in mind, we are thrilled to announce the addition of an exciting new event to our 2024 Ultra Bird line-up: the Ultra Bird Ruck Challenge! This unique endurance event invites participants to strap on their rucksacks or weighted vests, each weighing a minimum of 20 lbs, and traverse our scenic trail course to accumulate as many miles as possible within their chosen timeframe—either 3 hours or 6 hours.

The Ultra Bird Ruck Challenge is designed to push your limits, test your resilience, and foster a sense of community among fellow ruckers, all while supporting those who serve and have served our country. Whether you're an experienced rucker or new to the sport, this event offers a chance to challenge yourself both physically and mentally while offering a new adventure at the Ultra Bird event.

The Mission: Support a worthy cause while pushing your limits:

• We're proud to donate 25% of all event proceeds to K9s for Warriors, a remarkable non-profit organization dedicated to providing service dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma. Your participation will help transform lives, offering hope, dignity, and independence to our nation's heroes. To find out more about this incredible non-profit, please visit:

Event Details:
• Duration: Choose between 3-Hour and 6-Hour event options.
• Event Cost:
o 3HR Event: $75
o 6HR Event: $100
? 25% of all Ruck Event processed goes towards K9sforwarriors!
• Minimum Weight Requirement: 20 lbs.
o Participants must provide their own rucksack/vest and weights for the 2024 event.
• Additional Donations: For each additional pound carried throughout the entire event, Egress Endurance will donate an extra $0.50 per mile for the 3-hour event and $1.00 per mile for the 6-hour event.

Event Course:
o Ruckers will have their own course that will share portions of the 5K 6 and 12 Hour Ultra Runners Course.
• Rules and Regulations: All other event rules and details will follow the current Ultra Bird 3 and 6-hour events.

This event will have a limit of 50 Participants total.


All runners will start and finish at the Pigeon Creek Ski Lodge. Runners will race on a 5k loop on the well groomed and scenic trails of Pigeon Creek. Elevation gain per loop is around 165 ft. One "bigger" steady climb with a big downhill per loop.

*We want to note that the park will still be open to the public during our event due to Ottawa County Parks regulations. We will have signage and the trails will be marked where runners will be running so that people will be well aware there is an event taking place, however we cannot legally instruct people to stay off the trails and out of the park. Please join us in showing respect and professionalism to all people at the park on race day! We take pride in "sharing our trails" and we ask that you do as well!

Race Accommodations:

Parking will be available on-site at Pigeon Creek County Park within walking distance of the start/finish. Address for Pigeon Creek Park: 12524 Stanton Street, West Olive, MI 49460

There will be an aid station at the start/finish as well as a place for "drop bags". We will have hydration, trail snacks/food (Pre-packaged), and amazing volunteers and staff to keep motivating you to the finish!

Bathrooms will be available at the start/finish.

There are many hotels and great places to stay within a 10-mile radius in beautiful Holland, MI!


2024 SWAG and Prizes will be announced soon!


Pacers ARE allowed for the 12 and 6 hour events!

12 & 6 Hour Rules

12 HR race starts at 8:00am
6 HR race starts at 8:00am

LAST LOOP RULE: If you come into the Start/Finish 15 Minutes before cut off , you may elect to go out for one (1) final loop. You MUST start your final loop AT or BEFORE 15 minutes before the end of your event.There are no bonus loops for this event.

DROPPING: You may drop AT ANY TIME. You do NOT need to run the whole amount of time that you have signed up for. That is the beauty of a "timed-ultra"!

Packet Pick Up

2024 Packet Pick Up:
Location: Pigeon Creek Park 12524 Stanton Street, West Olive, MI 49460, at the Lodge where the Start/Finish is located. Date and times to come!

Charity Partner

Our 2024 Charity Partner is Gateway Mission. Check out and support their incredible work here:

10% of all event profits go towards helping Gateway Mission. Donations will be accepted at the race as well!

Cancellation, Refunds and Bib-Transfers

This event will be held rain or shine! There are NO refunds for this event, you may however transfer your Bib to another runner or to another Egress Endurance Event. (Differences in event price will not be refunded if any, and the “balance” of event differences needs to be paid if transferring the event is more expensive.) If a bib transfer needs to take place please reach out to

12&6 HR Requirements

All 12&6 HR runners will need to bring a head lamp.


Please do not hesitate to ask questions! You can email all questions to

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Event's current local time: 10:41 AM ET


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