Perfect. All three courses are challenging, but fair. There are plenty of hills for the masochists who love them, but not so many that it's silly (pun intended).

The footing is usually excellent, but there are areas where your ankles will thank you for slowing down and watching for rocks. Patches of sand will slow things down, but much of the course is pleasantly-packed dirt. However, THIS IS NOT A ROAD RACE.

The terrain will be challenging, and may be very challenging if the weather has been unusually wet or dry.

The Hungerford course is a pleasant mixture of forest roads, two-tracks, single-track, power lines, and gravel road - with some pavement/road shoulder at the start and finish.

Upcoming Races

Sep 26 2020
50 Miles
Hungerford is a pleasant mix of single-track, two-track, forest road, power lines, gravel road, and some pavement/should to start and finish.
3,200 3,200 ft.
Mixture Course
13 Aid Stations
15 :00 Cutoff
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts

Results

50 Miles View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
09/28/19 30 6:46:05 8:31:41
09/29/18 35 7:26:39 8:45:13
09/30/17 31 6:26:48 8:45:18
09/24/16 19 7:25:17 9:35:21
09/26/15 11 13:07:50 12:07:17
09/27/14 28 8:49:57 9:36:55
11/09/13 20 7:12:45 8:37:31
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.
Rob Hinton - Dubuque Iowa, heading down the infamous power lines section on loop one of the 50 mile. Laura Waldo becomes the first 5x finisher at Hungerford (2019). The sign says it all. 2018:  Shelby Pankratz of Zeeland MI, sails down the single-track in route to another top 3 finish
The Hungerford Trail Races
  • Sep 26, 2020
  • Big Rapids, MI
50 Miles