The Ivy Trek Ultra was conceived by Time 2 Run Race Timing who also holds the Great Scorpion Trail Run in Meridian, MS annually in January. The Ivy Trek Ultra promises to be equally challenging and breath-taking while delivering the ability to camp on site. Clarkco State Park is one of the hidden wonders of Mississippi. Headed up by Tony Fleming (Mississippi Park Manager of the Year), and an incredible group of volunteers, Friends of Clarkco State Park. The park boasts cabins, pads for campers and primitive camping. Bath facilities that are welcoming and of course views you won't find anywhere else. The trails are wide and easy to navigate but none the less challenging as the terrain is deceptively hilly. The start/split/finish area very near where you'll likely park and huge areas of grass will be good for popup tents and picnic blankets. This is a new race, but promises to soon be one of East Mississippi's premiere trail race destinations in the coming years.
The course is a generous mix is mostly double track trails with some single track highlights. Several bridges and the legendary Gold Fish Pond are just some of the highlights. The views of Ivy Lake that will peak in and out of the landscape along the way will also be a nice reprieve from the tougher parts of the course. Tony Fleming keeps the trails in tiptop shape.