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Dances With Dirt, 50 Km and 50 Miles
Hell, MI

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 11

Run through miles of swamps, river crossings, hills and ankle-twisting footing. $75.  Susan Hodgson, 123 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. (734) 769-5675(h).
North Country Trail Run, 50 Miles and Marathon
Manistee, MI

7:30 a.m.

Sat, Sep 11

A 25-mile loop run entirely on a beautiful single-track trail. New location, 100 percent wooded trail. Course offers a variety of terrain from flat to long challenging hills. Fully stocked aid stations, outstanding organization, great t-shirts, awards and post-race barbecue. 12.5-hour time limit. Fifth annual. $50 pre-entry by September 4; $65 thereafter. Steve Webster, 4045 Chicago Drive, Grandville, MI 49418. (616) 399-2870(h); (616) 261-9706(w); (616) 261-9713(fax). E-mail: steve@stridersrun.com; Web: http://www.stridersrun.com/
Olander Park/USATF 100-Mile Championship
Sylvania, OH

10:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 11

Chip lap scoring. 1.1-mile flat, oval course open 27 hours. Tom Falvey, 5835 Heidaway Lane, Sylvania, OH 43560. E-mail: Falvey@prodigy.net
Patriots' Run
Overland Park, KS

Noon

Sat, Sep 11

Runs at 24 Hour Fitness at 119th and Metcalf.  We use the East parking lot that has 0.4-mile loop.  Flattest ultra course you can find makes it a great training opportunity. Open to solo runners and teams.  Last year's winner completed 50.4 miles.  Top male and female solo runners each get $100. Nine-hour-eleven-minute time limit. Second annual. $20 until September 4. Tony Drew, 6229 W. 122nd Street, Overland Park, KS 66209. (913) 339-6767(h). E-mail: tonydrew@everestkc.net; Web: http://www.patriotsrun.us/

Superior Trail 100 Mile
Lutsen, MN

5:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 11

Along the Superior Hiking Trail in northeast Minnesota, entirely on trails. Climbs short, steep and throughout the course. 14,000 feet of climb and descent, with roots and rocks. $165 before July 1; $185 thereafter. Darleen Poeppel (218) 834-5491. E-mail: dpoeppel@superiortrail.org

Superior Trail 50 Mile
Lutsen, MN

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 11

An out-and-back run along the Superior Hiking Trail with hilly and rocky terrain, dense forest, and numerous rivers. $65 for 50-mile, $45 for marathon. Rick and Linda Lindquist, 12725 30th Avenue N, Plymouth, MN 55441. (763) 551-0099(h). E-mail: superiortrail@aol.com; Web: http://www.superiortrailrace.com/
Bohemian Alps 50 Mile Endurance Run
Brainard, NE

6:30 a.m.

Sat, Sep 18

Hilly loop course through rural Eastern Nebraska, gravel and dirt roads, some bike trail,  beginning and ending in Brainard, passing through Brainard, Dwight, Valparaiso, Touhy, and historic Loma.  Aid or water every four to six miles, easy crew access for most of the course. Long sleeve T-shirts, finisher's awards, food and drink afterward. 3,000 feet elevation change. Tenth annual. $50 by September 10.  No late entry. Dale Nielsen, 213 N. Madison, Brainard, NE 68626. (402) 545-2631(h); (402) 545-2081(w). E-mail: dn50644@alltel.net
Hocking Hills Indian Run, 60 Km
Logan, OH 

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 18

The Indian Run trail winds through vast wooded areas of the Hocking Hills State Park and Hocking State Forest, crossing streams, deep gorges, shimmering waterfalls, lush forests, and country roads, leading uphill and down. Also a 20-km, 10-km, 26th annual. $25. Randie Adam, 19178 St. Rt. 664 S, Logan, OH 43138. (740) 385-2750(h); (740) 385-1146(fax). E-mail: radam@1800hocking.com;  Web: http://www.1800hocking.com/indianrun.html

The Equalizer Six and 24-Hour Runs
Des Moines, IA

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 25

A 1.91-mile essentially flat loop, lighted asphalt path, scenic, circling Gray's Lake (loop includes 1,300-foot lighted bridge crossing the lake) with splendid views of downtown. You get an age and gender-based Equalizer in addition to your actual distance. Awards first ten places. This is a fun, low-key event. Ninth annual. $40 for Six-Hour, $60 for 24-Hour (both include dinner September 24). Absolutely no entry either event after September 15. Dave Hurd, 300 Walnut Street #183, Des Moines, IA 50309-2244. (515) 255-3986(h); (515) 244-3045(fax). E-mail: gdavidhurd@netins.net; Web: http://www.equalizerrun.com/
Rock Cut Hobo Run, 50 Km and 25 Km
Rockford, IL

8:00 a.m.

Sun, Sep 26

One or two loops through Rock Cut State Park near Rockford, Illinois.  Combination of horse, hiking and biking trails.  All  trail except for 200 yards per loop.  Three aid stations. Eight-hour time limit. $35 for 25-km, $45 for 50-km by September 18; $45 for 25-km, $55 for 50-km thereafter. Jim Skaggs, 8874 Porter Oaks Drive, Roscoe, IL 61073. (815) 494-3048(h); (815) 969-6083(w). E-mail: ultrajim@charter.net; Web: http://www.rockfordroadrunners.org/

Children's Hospital Charity Run, 12-Hour
Woodsfield, OH

 8:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 2

The 27th annual run will be held on a one-mile paved loop on the streets of Woodsfield. Aid provided during the run. Friday dinner, breakfast on Saturday and post-race dinner included for runners and handlers. 27th annual. Pre-enter by September 15. Limited to the first 20 runners who commit to raise funds for their local Children's Hospital. Additional entries may be available after September 15. Charlie Kozlesky, 254 Brownstone Court, Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 891-2194(h); (614) 341-7700(w). E-mail: ckozlesk@columbus.rr.com
Heartland 100 Mile and 50 Mile
Cassoday, KS

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 9

A 50-mile out-and-back course on gravel roads with less than one mile of paved surface. The course meanders through open range with stunning views of the vast expanse of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie. 50-mile is an out-and-back. 6,000 feet of climb 30-hour time limit; 14-hour limit for 50-mile. $110 ($50 for 50-mile) by September 20; $140 and $60 Randy Albrecht, 7826 Westlawn Court, Wichita, KS 67212. (316) 721-8512(h). E-mail: randy.albrecht@USAgBank.com; Web: http://www.ultrarunners.info/
Glacial Trail 50 Km and 50 Mile
Greenbush, WI

6:00 a.m.

Sun, Oct 10

Single-track trail in the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Rolling terrain with a few rocks. 7:00 a.m. start time for the 50 km. 50-km: $40 until September 10; $50 until September 25; $60 thereafter. 50-mile: $50 until September 10; $60 until September 25; $70 thereafter. Limited to 200 for both races combined. Tom and Lorraine Bunk, W340 S5478 Prairie View Drive, North Prairie, WI 53153. (262) 392-2506(h). E-mail: bunk@execpc.com

Edmund Fitzgerald 100 Km
Duluth, MN

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 16

Point to point course in beautiful woods and roads of northern Minnesota. Rolling, 75 percent asphalt, 25 percent gravel. Prize and incentive money available to qualified athletes. 2002 USATF Championship. $95 by July 1; $105, August 1; $115 September 1; $125 October 5; closed thereafter. Sue Olsen. (952) 892-1108(h). E-mail: sueolsen@pro-ns.net;  Web: http://www.edmundfitz.com/ 105-km eight-runner relay: Eric Stetz. E-mail: eric.stetz@medtronic.com

Blue Springs 50 Mile, 50 Km and 26.2-Mile Trail Runs
Blue Springs, MO

7:00 a.m.

Sun, Oct 24

Follows a crushed stone bike path along the Little Blue River. Aid every four miles. Also a three to six-person relay. 12-hour time limit for 6:00 a.m. start. Seventh annual. $20 entry includes shirt; $25 on race day. Lou Joline, 64 Anchor Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64015. E-mail: ljoline@aol.com; Web: http://www.bsrun.com/

Stone Steps 50 Km
Cincinnati, OH

8:00 a.m.

Sun, Oct 24

Three-loop course on single-track trails.  Hilly course with roots and rocks.  Mud possible but relatively dry course.  Aid stations every four - five miles. Eight-hour time limit. Second annual. $20 before October 1; $25 thereafter. Tom Possert, 3567 Shaw Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208. (513) 321-3567(h); (513) 652-1038(w). Or Andy Jones, E-mail: tpharley@fuse.net or andyj1205@fuse.net

Chicago Lakefront 50/50
Chicago, IL

6:30 a.m.

Sat, Oct 30

Both races are run along Chicago's beautiful southside lakefront bicycle path. Three out-and-backs. Eight-hour time limit for the 50-km; 11-hour time limit for the 50-mile. $30 for 50 km, $40 for 50 miles by October 16; $40 for 50 km, $50 for 50 miles by October 29; $45 for 50 km, $55 for 50 miles on race day. Stuart Schulman, 2800 N. Lake Shore Drive #2808, Chicago, IL 60657. (773) 477-9112(h). E-mail: info@chicagoultra.org Web: http://www.chicagoultra.org/

Dan Rossi Memorial Ultras, 50 and 100 Miles
Atwood Lake, OH

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Nov 6

Multiple loop fast road course held on bike path, which is part of State Route 542 on Atwood Lake. 11 loops for the 100.  30-hour time limit for 100-mile; 12-hour time limit for the 50-mile. Fourth annual. 100-mile: $135 by October 9, $165 thereafter; 50-mile: $60 by October 9, $75 thereafter. Limited to 40. Ruta Mazelis, 6196 Vo Ash Drive SW, Carrollton, OH 44615. (330) 627-5411(h). E-mail: rutamaz@eohio.net
OPSF 50/50 Trail Run
Spencer, IN

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Nov 6

Several times around a hilly loop on rugged trails, fire roads, and some county road in and around the Owen-Putnam State Forest ten miles west of Spencer. $25 pre-entry by October 14; $30 thereafter. Limited to 100. Norman Carlson, 501 W. Indiana, Spencer, IN 47460. (812) 829-3543(h). E-mail: normc@ccrtc.com

Kentucky Arches 34 Mile
Slade, KY

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Nov 13

Mostly dirt trails in Natural Bridge SP and the Red River Gorge. Very hilly, five natural arches, stream crossings, rugged terrain. Five aid stations. Ten-hour time limit. $75 at least one week before. Includes buffet Friday night plus more. Not recommended for novices. Herb Hedgecock, 210 Leasure Ln, Morehead KY 40351. (606) 780-1392(h), (606) 776-1075, (606) 783-5002 (fax). Email: ultrachemist@yesconnect.net; Web: http://people.moreheadstate.edu/fs/h.hedgec/kyarches2.html
Dude, Where's the Trail? 50-Mile and 50-Km Trail Run
Blue Springs, MO

7:00 a.m. 

Sun, Nov 28

One or two loops around Lake Jacomo, Missouri. Half trail, half pavement. Several steep hills. Aid at six-mile intervals. $20 entry includes shirt, $25 on race day. Lou Joline, 64 Anchor Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64015. (816) 228-3842(h). E-mail: ljoline@aol.com; Web: http://www.bsrun.com/

                                                                                                                                

HUFF 50 Km Trail Run
Huntington, IN

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Dec 18

2004 National 50-Km Trail Championship; Ninth largest ultra of North America in 2003.  Gently rolling, wooded hills at the J. Edward Roush Lake in Huntington, Indiana.  Test yourself against time, distance and whatever the weather can dish up.  Eighth annual. $35 by November 18; $45 until December 6. Limited to 300. Mitch Harper, 5207 Hopkinton Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46814. (260) 436-0739(h); (260) 436-4824(w); (260) 436-8284(fax). E-mail: HUFF50k@aol.com; Web: http://www.Huff50K.com/
Fat Ass 50 Km
Cameron, MO

8:00 a.m. 

Sat, Jan 1, 2005

A one-mile loop around the lake, followed by five six-mile loops on rolling, single-lane trails at Wallace State Park.  No fee, no shirt, limited aid, once each loop. Bob Risser, 408 Clifton Drive, Cameron, MO 64429. (816) 632-7340(h). E-mail: rdrisser@centurytel.net

Louisville's Love'n the Hills 50 Km Trail Run
Louisville, KY

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Feb 19, 2005

A challenging run on mostly single track woodland trail in Jefferson County Memorial Forest.  Many short steep hills. $31. Eric Grossman, 501 W. Kenwood Drive, Louisville, KY 40214. (502) 807-8439(h). E-mail: egrossman9@insightbb.com;  Web: http:// LLTH.home.insightbb.com/

Kentucky Ultra Trail Sojourn 32 Mile and 51 Mile
Farmers, KY

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Mar 19 2005

New course on rocky, rooted, muddy trails, stream crossings, hills, and firetower climb. Ninth annual, includes Friday buffet, ample aid, and extras. Twelve-hour time limit. $45 at least two weeks before. Herb Hedgecock, 210 Leasure Ln, Morehead KY 40351. (606) 780-1392(h), (606) 776-1075, (606) 783-5002 (fax). Email: ultrachemist@yesconnect.net. Web: http://people.moreheadstate.edu/fs/h.hedgec/kyultra9.html
Land Between the Lakes 60 Km
Grand Rivers, KY

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Mar 19, 2005

Beautiful mostly single-track well-groomed trial containing several short but challenging hills with great views of the lakes. 10.5-hour time limit. Second annual. $45 by December 31; $55 by March 5, 2005; $70 by March 18, 2005. Limited to 200. Steve Durbin, P.O. Box 1136, Paducah, KY 42002-1136. (800) 456-9404(h); (270) 443-9404(w); (270) 441-7544(fax). E-mail: sdurbin@marquettetrans.com; Web: http://www.wkrc.org/
Double Chubb Trail 50 Km
St. Louis, MO

7:30 a.m.

Sat, Apr 16, 2005

Trail varies from a gravel service road to a mostly dirt trail along the Meramec River.  Some hills with two railroad crossings.  Also a 25-km. Nine-hour time limit. Seventh annual. $45 for 50 km, $35 for 25 km. Limited to 100. Victoria White, 1590 Highway HH, Chamois, MO 65024. (573) 763-5704(h). E-mail: princessmudpuddle@yahoo.com; Web: http://www.stlouisultrarunnersgroup.net/

McNaughton Park 30, 50, 100 Mile Trail Runs
Pekin, IL

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Apr 16, 2005

A rugged ten-mile loop repeated.  The course features three creek crossings, single track trails, plenty of hills, and open fields.  The course is 100 percent trail with an elevation change of 1,600 feet per loop. Three well stock aid stations.  Great technical fabric shirts for all entrants, jackets for 100-milers.  Cool finisher awards.  Camping will be available at the 36-hour time limit. Fifth annual. 30/50-Mile: $35 through August 31; $40 through December 31; $50 through April 6, 2005; $60 race day.  100-Mile: $100 through August 31, $125 through April 6; $150 thereafter. Andy Weinberg, 708 Washington Street, Pekin, IL 61554. (309) 346-3601(h). E-mail: aweinberg@grics.net; Web: http://www.geocities.com/running_50/homepage.html
Superior Trail 25 Km and 50 Km
Lutsen, MN

7:00 a.m.

Sat, May 21, 2005

A challenging and scenic out-and-back trail run on the Superior Hiking Trail on hilly and rocky terrain; with dense forest  and numerous cascading rivers. Eight-hour time limit. 50-km: $50, 25-km: $40. Rick and Linda Lindquist, 12725 30th Avenue N, Plymouth, MN 55441. (763) 551-0099(h); (612) 810-6098(w); (763) 427-1990(fax). E-mail: superiortrail@aol.com; Web: http://www.superiortrailrace.com/
Berryman Trail Run
Potosi, MO

7:00 a.m.

Sat, May 28, 2005

100 percent trail, 25-mile loop.  One loop, plus short out-and-back for the marathon.  Two loops for the 50-mile.  Longest distance between aid stations is four miles. 13-hour time limit, but an early start (5:00 a.m.) is offered. Sixth annual. $50 for 50-mile, $40 for marathon. Limited to 100.  David White, 1590 Highway HH, Chamois, MO 65024. (573) 763-5704(h); (314) 236-4919(w). E-mail: DavidWhite465280@cs.com; Web: http://www.stlouisultrarunnersgroup.net/

Mohican Trail 100-Mile Run
Loudonville, OH

5:00 a.m.

Sat, Jun 18, 2005

Challenging and scenic trail loop in Mohican Memorial State Forest and State Park with some roads.  11 aid stations.   Also a 50-mile option. Over 11,000 feet of climb. 30-hour time limit. 16th annual. $130 pre-entry postmark by May 15, 2005; $165 thereafter. Bob Strong, Mohican 100, P.O. Box 7, Loudonville, OH 44842. (419) 994-5149(h); (419) 994-7526(w); (419) 994-0106(fax). Or Don Baun, (419) 938-6214(h). E-mail: rlstrong@neo.rr.com or shady1@bright.com;  Web: http://mohican100.org/

Afton Trail 50 Km
Afton State Park, MN

6:30 a.m.

Sat, Jul 2, 2005

A challenging and scenic double loop course that includes single-track trail through rolling oak forest and hilly cross-country ski trail through restored prairies that overlook the scenic Saint Croix River.  Also a 25-km. Eight-hour time limit. 12th annual. $40 until May 1, 2005; $50 thereafter; $60 race day. Limited to 300. Scott Wagner, 8822 92nd Street S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. (651) 429-8342(h). E-mail: aftontrailrun@yahoo.com; Web: http://www.aftontrailrun.com/