What is the No Man’s 50K Challenge? Well, it is exactly as it sounds. It is a trail running endurance challenge for Women! Hence the name: No Man’s 50K Challenge. Okay, it is a slight play on words. Men, husbands, boyfriends, children, family and significant others will be part of the challenge, just not in a running capacity. The co-race directors for this race and series will be Katie and Zoe Papadopoulos.
The creations are born out of simplicity. Our idea for a Women’s only trail race and series started about three years ago. Our eldest daughter Katie wanted to know there were so many men in trail races and said “There are not enough women in your races.” A simple observation made by a kid who has been attending ultras since she was an infant. Dad responds, “Yeah, I know.” Katie answers, “Well, let’s make one and I can do your job.”
And so an adventure for the ages begins!
•Distances of 25K and 50K
Local time: 3:10 AM
• Approximate: 100 SOLO slots
• Great first time ultra-marathon route
• 2 loops of 15-ish miles
• 06:00 start
• Generous 9 hour cut-off
• Limited to 200 entrants
• 5 full stocked aid stations between 5.5 to 7 miles apart
• 70.2% single track 29.5% forest service road 0.3% road