Big Elk 50k

  • 31 Miles of Lusty Landscapes

  • 7,000+ ft. Vertical Ft. Elevation Gain 

  • 7,000+ ft. Vertical Ft. Elevation Loss

  • (14,000+ Vertical Ft. Change)

  • Start time 7:00 am on Saturday, July 18th, 2020

  • The final cut-off is 11 hours (6:00 pm on Saturday) 

*Prerequisites:  Possessing a healthy appetite for beauty and some pain... 


  • Start & Finish at Big Elk Creek YMCA camp

    • 98% Single Track

  • Cut-offs: There are only 2:

    • N. Indian Cr., leaving by 11:00 am Saturday morning

    • Big Elk Creek finish, 6:00 pm Saturday evening

  • Creek Crossings, there are multiple ones, depending on snowmelt, but none of them are over thigh-deep with the deepest being Big Elk Cr. and a rope is secured during high water years

    • You will have wet feet, you will NEED merino wool socks and shoes that drain well

      • We discourage the use of waterproof shoes as they won't breathe well in the July heat​

  • No drop bag locations and no pacers allowed... What you bring is what you get!

  • Crew Access at mile 9 aid station, Indian Creek.

  • Aid stations are located at miles 9, 14, 23, 26 for a total of 4 fully-stocked aid stations

  • Pricing: $105 by 12/31/19 - $125 by 3/31/20 - $150 until registration closes July 4th, 2020

Signup HERE For The Race Of A Lifetime!
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Getting to the Big Elk Creek YMCA Camp: Click here for directions

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