The In the Woods 30A 50K is just an awesome race. Starting and finishing at AJs Grayton Beach, the course actually encompasses portions of trail and forest road within the state forest, portions of trail and forest road within the state park, as well as portions of route on the county multi-purpose path as you travel CR-283. And much like the Ellie Biscuit, the In the Woods 30A 50K can be run as a solo effort or as a team with your favorite running buddy.
What do you get for your money? Besides a beautiful and well-supported course, all registered runners will receive a very cool piece of race swag (i.e. race shirt, jacket, etc.) as well as a post-race party at AJs, where complimentary vittles and beverages will be provided. As far as awards, the winner and runner up from the men’s and women’s solo races and winner and runner up from the men’s, women’s and combined (i.e. team of one man/one woman) 2-person team races, will receive awards. The top 3 solo finishers from each age group will also receive awards. All race finisher’s will receive a nifty finisher’s award.
And VERY SPECIAL to the In the Woods 30A 50K: all solo runners who finish the 50K in UNDER 5 HOURS will receive the coveted In the Woods 30A 50K "U5 Club" Stein. All 2-person team runners who finish the 50K in UNDER 4 HOURS will receive the coveted In the Woods 30A 50K "2-Person Team U4 Club."
And just like the Ellie Biscuit, I should probably note that this too is a trail run, with all of the goodness that typically comes along with trail runs, i.e. rocks, roots, stumps, and large mud puddles. Repeat point: dress accordingly and definitely don’t expect clean shoes at the finish line!
10% of the gross proceeds from registration for the In the Woods 30A 50K will always go to the Point Washington Medical Clinic. They provide primary medical care to our community and charge NO FEES for the service. They "charge" donations only. Needless to say I’m pumped that we can support them. Check them out at: https://thepwmc.org/