NOTE: All participants, crews, spectators and volunteers must adhere to specific safeguards. Social distancing is required by all and at all times. If you are not fully vaccinated, you must wear a mask at all times, including when stopping at aid stations, except when running on the course between aid stations. If you are fully vaccinated, we recommend that you wear a mask when traveling in a vehicle with other runners and when talking with other runners. There is still COVID-19 infection happening. Do all you can to protect the health and safety of yourself and your neighbors!

The race starts and finishes at Tussey Mountain Ski and Family Fun Center, just south of Boalsburg on state route 322, whose address is 301 Bear Meadows Road, Boalsburg, PA 16827. The race is easily accessed by air (University Park Airport) and interstate (I-80 and I-99). Visit the Accommodations page for suggestions on where to stay. 

Start Time / Planning Your Day

The 50K division event will start at_______a.m. Finish time: no later than 7 p.m. We regret that we cannot plan the start based on personal schedules.


The inaugural 2022 50K race will be run in the counterclockwise direction - the same path as the 50 Miler for the first 22 miles. *****The race is USATF-certified*****, and follows scenic forest roads through central Pennsylvania's large Rothrock State Forest during peak foliage season. The race is a mass start from the Tussey Mountain Ski area.  The finish is at a different location, but only 150 yards from the start.


For the first 22 miles, the 50k follows the 50 Mile course, using the same aid stations. From mile 22 to mile 26.8, runners follow a new course. Along here, the course follows a former road that is no longer used. This portion may be best described as something between a gravel road and a very wide double track trail. At mile 26.8, runners will rejoin the outbound course and return to the start along the outbound legs. Finally, the first and last 0.75 miles of the road course is paved, near the ski slopes. Stocked and staffed aid stations are available to all ultra participants at predetermined locations every three to four miles along the course. Terrain includes uphill, level and downhill grades, with shaded and open segments and some overlook vistas. The course takes in Whipple Dam State Park and the Bear Meadows Natural Area. Total Elevation gain: 3,200 ft. See the Course Maps link or Elevation Profile link for a more detailed description and an elevation profile. See the Course and Leg Description page for a description of each of the course segments