March 23 2019, McLeod, ND
25K start in 2015, photo by Wes Peck.
2019-03-04 Update: Because of deep snow cover the length of the trail (and drifts several feet deep in the oak groves), courses have been modified to include snowshoe-packed trail, gravel roads, and snow-covered minimum-maintenance roads. See course book for details.
A beautiful trail run with 25K, 50K, 100K, and 100-mile options. 100K race takes in the entire length of the Sheyenne National Grasslands section of the North Country Trail, SW of Fargo North Dakota. Sections of wide open prairie, pockets of forest, and rugged, rolling 'sandhills' keep the race interesting. This event is North Dakota's second-longest footrace and first ultramarathon. The date makes the shorter 50K and 25K options great early season training or final long run leading up to Zumbro.
|Until Jan 2 2018||Jan 3 - Feb 28||Mar 1 - Mar 22 Checkin|
|Canceled for 2019 -- too much snow!||$70||$95||$110|
Online registration closes 23:59:59 Mar 21.
|No race-day registration.|
Sheyenne National Grasslands, approx. 45 minutes SW of Fargo, ND. Base at the NE trailhead/Jorgen's Hollow Campground (6147 154th Ave SE, McLeod, ND 58057).
See the course book for course and other race details.
Part of the UMTR Ultra Series. UMTR members receive a 15% discount on race entry in 50K, 100K, or 100M races. Email UMTR to get the discount code.
|25 km men||Paul Shol||1:39||2015|
|50 km men||Paul Shol||3:53||2016|
|100 km men||Marcel Thielke||9:30||2016|
|100 mi men||Marcel Thielke||18:11||2017|
|25 km women||Lisa Dunnigan||1:52||2017|
|50 km women||Mallory Richard||4:16||2017|
|100 km women||Candice McMackin||12:36||2017|
|100 mile women||Mary Horton||46:24||2018|
|23/03/2019||Results||Mary||FB event, Mark|
|24/03/2018||80 started, 78 finished (weather)||Results||Joel, Strava 50K flyby||Forum/WDAY|
|18/03/2017||101 started, 89 finished||Results||Jenn||Jess, NBtrail, cmrunning, Toff|
|19/03/2016||73 started, 67 finished||Results||Joel||Steve, John, Marcel, John, Dale|
|28/03/2015||84 started, 83 finished||Results,||Wes||Steve|
|29/03/2014||27 solo, 1 50K team||Results||Wes||Justin, Tim, Laura (pre, post 1, post 2)|
|16/03/2013||32 solo, 1 50K team||Results||Wes||Eric (1,2), Dale|
Trail conditions in 2014, photo by Wes Peck.
Trail conditions in 2013, photo by Wes Peck.