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Beech Mountain Madness 50 Km
Beech Mountain, NC

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 25

Starts at 5,200 feet.  Finishes on top of Beech Mountain at 5,500 feet.  A mix of paved and dirt roads and trails that make a loop into Tennessee with a total climb of 5,200 feet. $55 pre-entry by September 8; $65 thereafter. Dave and Nancy Drach, 321 Pine Harbor Road, Leasburg, NC 27291. (336) 597-2175(h). E-mail: dndrach@attg.net
Arkansas Traveller 100-Mile Run
Perryville, AR

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 2

A 17-mile loop followed by an 83-mile out-and-back on mountainous Forest Service roads, jeep trails, and eight miles of the Ouachita Trail. Elevation change of 12,000 feet. 30-hour time limit. 14th annual. $125 early entry fee by September 1; $150 entry until September 21.  No entries after September 21. Limited to first 150. Chrissy Ferguson, 17 Caddo Drive, Conway, AR 72032. (501) 329-6688(h). E-mail: at100@runarkansas.com; Web: http://www.runarkansas.com/

Cumberland Trail Stump Jump 50 Km and 11-mile Trail Run

Chattanooga, TN

8:00 a.m. 

Sat, Oct 9

98 percent single-track on southern terminus Cumberland Trail and Prentice Cooper State Wildlife Area.  Five well stocked aid stations. Aid station #7 (25.9 miles) must be crossed within 6.5 hours. Third annual. $55 for 50 km, $45 for 11-miler postmarked by September 1; $70 for 50 km, $60 for 11-miler postmarked by October 1; Registration closes October 1. Limited to 250. Benefits Cumberland Trail Conference.  Mike Owens, 7413 Old Cleveland Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37421. (423) 899-3516(h). E-mail: stumpjump50k@aol.com; Web: http://www.rockcreek.com/
Croom Trail 50-Km Run and 50-Km Four-Person Relay
Brooksville, FL

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 16

The challenging course follows four repeat loops on the Croom Hiking Trail through central Florida's long leaf pines and scrub oaks. 10-hour time limit. $55 before October 2; $65 thereafter.  Jim Bodoh, 10106 Moores Mill Court, Tampa, FL 33615. (813) 884-1862(h). E-mail: CTR@tampabay.rr.com; Web: http://www.WFYRC.com/
Dizzy Fifties Trail Run
Huntsville, AL 

6:30 a.m.

Sat, Nov 20

Three, four or five repeats of a 10+-mile figure-eight through Monte Sano State Park.  90 percent dirt trails, 10 percent paved road.  T-shirts to all entrants, finisher awards to those completing three or more laps, consisting of a flat southern loop and a hillier northern loop, with aid provided at a single aid station in the middle.  This is a Huntsville Track Club event.  10-hour time limit. First annual. $20 by October 1; $30 by November 1. Limited to 100.  Jeff Kyser, 2 Saint Charles Road, Huntsville, AL 35801. (256) 534-0433(h). E-mail: jeff@ktrails.com; Web: http://www.dizzyfifties.com/

Palmetto Trail Run, 50 Km and 50 Miles
Awendaw, SC

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Nov 20

Race held in the Francis Marion National Forest.  Start/finish at Buck Hall Recreation Area on US 17, 30 miles north of Charleston.  12-hour time limit.  $45.  Web:  http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1157135

Big Dog Ultra Trail Runs
Ruston, LA

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Nov 27

Ten-mile loop, mostly single-track with roots, rocks, rolling hills.  Three fully stocked aid stations.  Long sleeve shirt, socks, cap.  Food afterwards. Sixth annual. $35 until November 13; $40 after November 13, $45 race day. Jeff Baillie, 1806 Roselawn, Monroe, LA 71201. (318) 322-7456(h); (318) 323-2216(w). E-mail: jeffb@bayou.com; Web: http://www.ovrrc.com/

Tallahassee Ultradistance Classic
Tallahassee, FL

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Dec 11

Multiple loop 2.07-mile course on park roads at Wakulla Springs State Park near Tallahassee, Florida. 12-hour time limit. 22nd annual. $25. Fred Deckert, 6323 Count Fleet Trail, Tallahassee, FL 32309. (850) 893-9739(h). E-mail: freddeck@juno.com;  Web: http://www.gulfwinds.org/

Salem Lakeshore Frosty Fifty Km
Winston-Salem, NC

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Jan 8, 2005

Double out-and-back on the Salem Lake Trail. Scenic and fast. Aid stations every three miles. Finisher's awards. Sixth annual. $30 by December 15 (guaranteed shirt); $50 until January 5, 2005; no race-day registration. Dan Besse, P.O. Box 15306, Winston-Salem, NC 27113. (336) 722-1674(h). E-mail: danbesse@danbesse.org; Web: http://www.twincitytc.org/Races/Frosty50.html
Sylamore Trail 50 Km
Allison, AR

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Feb 19, 2005

Out and back on the Sylamore Trail that follows the North Sylamore Creek.  Two water crossings, limestone bluffs and  scenic vistas on a rolling trail. Five aid stations. Limited to 250. Randy Davidson, 20208 Dwight Little Road, Roland, AR 72135.  (501) 868-5555(h). E-mail: sylamore50k@sbcglobal.net; Web: http://www.runarkansas.com/

MTC 50 Km
Sarasota, FL

7:30 a.m.

Sun, Feb 27, 2005

Four all-trail loops in Oscar Sherer State Park, south of Sarasota.  No hills, but some areas of soft sand.  Also a 25-km. 13th annual. $40 before February 18, 2005; $55 thereafter for 50 km.  $30 for 25-km. Limited to 60 for 50 km, 25 for 25 km. Benefits Special Olympics. Dave Siegwald, 2349 Hibiscus Court, Sarasota, FL 34239. (941) 955-5495(h). Or Bob Parnes, (941) 371-8809(h). E-mail: siegwald@comcast.net or rjpod1@msn.com;  Web: http://www.manasotatrackclub.org/

Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Run
Laurel, MS

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Mar 5, 2005

50 mile, 50 Km, 20 Km options. 12.5 and 6.1 mile loops on gently rolling dirt trails and logging roads in the piney woods of De Soto National Forest. Aid every three to four miles. Tenth annual. Entry $60 until February 15, 2005, then $79; includes pre-race dinner, souvenir shirt, finisher memento, and post-race dinner. Dennis Bisnette, 9 Saint Andrews, Hattiesburg, MS 39401. (601) 425-7005(w). E-mail: dennis@jonesda.com; Web: http://www.ms50.com/

Umstead 100-Mile Endurance Run
Raleigh, NC

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Apr 2, 2005

Eight repeats of a 12.5-mile loop/spur route on packed powered granite trails in Umstead State Park; 8,000 feet of climb on rolling topo; beautiful wooded trails. 30-hour time limit. Eleventh annual. $95 entry fee; $125 after March 1, 2005; No post entry. Strictly limited to 200. Blake Norwood, 10908 Raven Rock Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614-9525. (919) 847-7613(h). E-mail: BlakeNorwood@nc.rr.com; Web: http://www.ncroadrunners.org/umstead/