About The Event
The Newton Hills Ultra gives runners the chance to take the next step as it provides race distances of 20 km, 30 km, and 50 km. Join us October 22, 2022 for a great run through Newton Hills State Park (near Canton, SD), one of the jewels of SD state parks. We are waiting on SDGFP to approve our permit application. So, we hope you'll come and join us in October. Stay tuned for more information and updates as we get closer to race day. Click https://www.facebook.com/newtonhillsultra/
The course consists of a 10km loop through the NH trail system. Each race is comprised of the number of loops needed to reach the chosen distance (i.e. 2, 3, or 5 loops). While South Dakota is generally known for its lack of topography, the Newton Hills trails are anything but flat. Runners need to bring headlamps the first few laps for the 50K are in the dark. To help light the way there are glow sticks in the trees and flags on the ground with reflective tape. Every year at least one person gets lost by missing the wooden bridge to cross over the Trail D so pay attention when you are out running.
A runner that competes all of the distances (20K, 30K and 50K) will earn a Betty The Yeti designed by Aravaipa_Artworx. This challenge takes three years to complete but the energy this event brings is well worth the wait! The change will be you need to notify the race directors that it is your intention to earn your Betty this year so one can be ordered for you. This needs to be done well in advance of the event.
Local time: 1:07 PM
There are tent sites, RV sites and limited cabins at Newton Hills State Park. Make the time to stay for the weekend and enjoy the beauty of Eastern South Dakota.