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 in 2016. Our eldest daughter Katie, age 8 at the time, 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
Event's current local time: 2:40 PM ET
• 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