It is a 54 mile ultramarathon through the Catskills beginning in Windham, N.Y. on the northern Black Dome Trail and then mostly following the Long Path from Acra Point all the way to downtown Phoenicia, N.Y.

THIS IS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER ULTRA YOU’VE RUN BEFORE!

This is a grueling, gnarly, nasty course with approximately 14,000 ft. of climbing, much of it rocky and precipitous. To be sure, there are some runnable sections, but you will more often find yourself hiking uphill or down, sometimes hand over hand. Expect this course to take you much longer than your average 50 miler. That’s why we are allowing 24 hrs. to complete this monster. Because of its remote and difficult nature, there will of necessity be a limited number of aid stations, 8 or 9, and runners should be prepared to spend up to 3 or 4 hrs between aid stations. You will have to be reasonably self-sufficient. To make matters worse, the course gets progressively more difficult as you go along! And to top it all off, the average runner will have to tackle this hardest terrain in the dark. 

Upcoming Races

Jun 22 2019
54 Miles
13,612 14,688 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
9 Aid Stations
24 :00 Cutoff
5 Elevation Rating
Mountainous, >12,500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts

Results

54 Miles View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
06/23/18 104 10:47:21 13:49:15
06/17/17 83 10:57:49 13:30:07
06/18/16 72 11:16:40 13:47:14
06/20/15 66 11:51:06 13:46:13
06/21/14 68 10:50:34 12:37:04
06/22/13 48 11:51:35 13:32:08
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.
Iron Bull Ultra
  • Oct 5, 2019
  • Wausau, WI
50 KM