Start time: 5:00 am

Cap: 50 Runners (men & women combined)

Starting location: Badger Creek State Recreation Area

Packet Pick-up:

  • Thursday, August 31, 4-6 pm @ Fitness Sports Clive, Iowa
  • Friday, September 1st, 5-8 pm @ Fitness Sports Clive, Iowa
  • NO PACKET PICK-UP ON RACE DAY and any drop bags need to be brought to packet pickup. No day of drop bag delivery

***Real-Time updates at 42, 62, 94 and 100-mile marks – Click here ***

Cut-off Times: Must finish under 32 hours to receive an official time and Belt Buckle 

Course Record: 

  • Male – Kyle Young (2015): 17:25
  • Female – Danielle Wangsness (2021): 21:00

Aid Stations:

  • Aid stations will be approximately at miles 10, 22, 29, 41, 50, 58, 62, 72, 83, 87, & 93
  • The 62-mile aid station will be at the start/finish line
  • The 93-mile aid station will be at the start/finish line
  • The 46, 55, 66, 77, 87-mile aid stations will be liquid-only (Water and Gatorade only)

Aid Station Supplies:

The following will be available at every aid station listed above:
Clif Bars
Gu Roctane Drink Mix
Electrolyte tablets
Gummi Bears
SaltStick Electrolyte Pills
Chicken Broth (These select aid stations only: miles 30,42,62,72,83,94)
Basic First Aid Supplies (Band-aids, Vaseline, etc.)
Portable toilets will be at the start, mile 53, mile 62, mile 83, mile 94 and the finish

Drop Bags: 

We allow drop-bags at any of the MANNED aid stations listed above. Run Management will provide transportation for drop bags to the locations specified for the designated aid stations above. This service is provided to aid crewless runners. Those with adequate support are asked not to overload our volunteers with unnecessary drop bags.

  1. Drop bags must be securely tied, labeled clearly with the runner’s name and entry number, and must be brought to packet pickup Absolutely NO DAY OF DROP BAGS WILL BE COLLECTED.
  2. Drop bags must fit through a 6″ X 8″ opening and can be no longer than 16″.
  3. You are limited to one drop bag per aid station. Pacers are not allowed drop bags.
  4. Please do not use paper bags, shoe boxes, or anything made of paper-like products. These can get wet and tear easily.
  5. It is imperative that runners do not leave perishable items in their drop bags.
  6. It is strongly recommended that warm clothing and an extra flashlight be placed in the drop bags that will be delivered to each of the night aid stations.
  7. Do NOT place glass bottles in your drop bags.
  8. The drop bags will be returned to the start/finish line area at the closing of aid stations when all runners have safely passed through.
  9. It is the responsibility of each runner to claim his or her drop bags. If you cannot retrieve your drop bags, have someone else do it for you.
  10. Drop bags must be claimed by the end of the event on Sunday. Any drop bags remaining at the aid stations following the event may be disposed of. 
  11. DO NOT leave valuables in your drop bags.


Course Info:

The 100-mile race will consist of three separate loops (course is subject to change based on weather/course conditions):

  • Loop 1 – 100k course
  • Loop 2 – 50k course
  • Loop 3 – 10k course

The route will cross 4 of the Covered Bridges of Madison County
Surface: 90% gravel/hard pack dirt, 5% level B roads, 5% pavement
Cue Sheets:  Click here for 100 mile cue sheets ***Please print prior to race day as these WILL NOT be available on race day or in packets***
GPX File: Click here for the GPX File