50M Route Map

  • Click here for 50M Route Map at MapMyRun
  • Click here for 50M Route Cue Sheet
    • printable one-page PDF with all turns.
    • suggested use - print it out, laminate or put it in plastic bag, attach to one of your arm sleeve with safety pins, refer to it while progressing through the course.
  • Click here for 2016 Race Handbook (PDF).
    • Handbook for 2017 race will be uploaded within month of the race day.
    • No significant changes anticipated in 2017 comparing to 2016 race.

50 Mile Elevation Profile

50 Mile Leg Descriptions

Leg 1 4.65 miles "First 5" - Start to Pump Station

Topography: Mostly Flat, One Small Hill

  • Start is on Marvin Sands Dr (assemble in bus loop in front of Student Center).
  • Run (N) to T intersection at Lakeshore Drive.
  • Turn left (W) and run along shoulder.
  • At Rte. 364 traffic light, follow instructions of police and road marshals through intersection and onto sidewalk.
  • Please use the sidewalk along Lakeshore Drive
  • Follow Lakeshore Drive as it curves North
  • At the Rte. 20 traffic light, turn left and run first on the grass and then on the shoulder of Rte. 20.
  • After you cross over Sucker Creek Channel, turn bear left down the bank and cross the gully.
  • Bear right and run along the fence to gate at West Lake Drive.
  • Go through the gate and turn left on West Lake Drive.
  • Continue on West Lake Drive. Aid Station will be on the left across from the Pump Station.

Handlers

  • There is no access to West Lake Road from Rte. 20. See Race Handbook for how to get from Lakeshore Drive to West Lake Road.  Use the Pump Station parking lot on the right.  Be careful crossing the road to handle your runner.
Leg 2 4.82 miles

(9.47 total)

Drop Bags
Restrooms
"Onanda Park" - Pump Station to Onanda Park

Topography: Flat, Then Medium Hills

  • Continue South on West Lake Drive.
  • A series of medium hills start at about 6.5 miles.
  • The Aid Station is at Onanda Park just INSIDE the Park Entrance on the LEFT.

Handlers

  • Do NOT park on West Lake Road or in the park driveway
  • Drive in the Park Entrance and park in the main parking lot.
Leg 3 3.66 miles
(13.13 total)

Cat 5 Climb

1.93 mi, 3.1%
avg. grade

"Coye Road Climb" - Onanda Park to Seneca Point

Topography: Big Up, Big Down

  • Continue South on West Lake Road as the road climbs away from the lake.
  • Turn left onto Coye Road.
  • After a long flat, Coye turns right and is very steep for a couple hundred yards.
  • After the big up and a small dip, the grade is more gradual to Seneca Point Road.
  • Turn left onto Seneca Point Road.
  • After a bit of gradual downhill, the road drops quickly back to the lake shore.
  • Continue past the Hicks Road intersection 0.11 miles to the Aid Station.

Handlers

  • Parking is very limited at this station.  If you must stop here, drive past the aid station and park on the wide shoulder on the left.
Leg 4 2.59 miles
(15.72 total)

Cat. 3 Climb

1.75 mi, 6.3%
avg. grade

Port-A-Pottie
"Bopple Hill" - Seneca Point to Top of Bopple

Topography: Monster Up

  • Continue South on Seneca Point Road.
  • After about 1 mile along the lake shore, the road name changes to Bopple Hill Rd and the fun begins.
  • The Bopple Hill climb (600 feet in 0.8 mile) has three sections: a short but very steep wall followed by a short gentle grade and a long steep wall.
  • At the top, turn left onto Rte. 21.
  • After another 0.8 mile of gentle uphill, arrive at the Aid Station.

Handlers

  • Do NOT stop on the shoulder of busy Rte. 21 to service your runner. There's too much traffic and too little shoulder.
  • At the Top of Bopple Aid Station - Following directions of marshal to park in the unpaved lot at the Aid Station on the left.
Leg 5 4.10 miles
(19.82 total)

Drop Bags
Port-A-Pottie
(at 50km start)
"Low Road" - Top of Bopple to Red Garage

Topography: Long Down then Flat

  • From the aid station, begin a medium downhill for 0.6 miles.
  • At T-intersection with Rte. 64, bear left staying on Rte. 21.
  • Rte. 21 drops back to the lake in about 2.5 miles.
  • Once back to lake level, you pass through the hamlet of Woodville, a collection of homes and businesses on the lakeshore.
  • Just south of Woodville, you will pass the Boat Launch and the 50K Start.
  • There should be two portable toilets at the boat launch.
  • Continue south for another flat 0.6 miles to the Red Garage Aid Station.Drop Bags will be at the aid station.

Handlers

  • Do NOT stop on the shoulder of busy Rte. 21 to service your runner.  There's too much traffic and too little shoulder.
  • At the Boat Launch, there is a small parking lot on the right and the larger boat launch lot on the left.
  • Watch for runners.
  • If you decide to stop at the Red Garage Aid Station, please follow parking directions of the marshal.
Leg 6 4.58 miles
(24.40 total)

Port-A-Pottie
"Sunnyside" - Red Garage to Sunnyside Aid Station

Topography: Gently Rolling Roads

  • Continue south on Rte. 21 for 1.0 mile to Parish Rd (just past Monica's Pies).
  • Turn left (E) on Parish Rd.
  • Continue 0.8 miles on Parish Rd  to T intersection with Rte 245.
  • Turn left onto Rte 245.
  • Continue on 245 for 2.3 miles.
  • Turn left on Sunnyside Rd.
  • The Aid Station is 0.5 miles ahead at the intersection of Sunnyside and West Avenue.
  • There will be a porta-pottie at the Aid Station.

Handlers

  • Do not stop on the shoulder of Rte 245
  • Handle your runner on Parish or on Sunnyside.
  • There is a small parking lot on Sunnyside just before the intersection with West Avenue.
Leg 7 2.92 miles
(27.32 total)

Port-A-Pottie
"Out & Back" - Sunnyside Road

Topography:  Rolling Roads

  • Continue on Sunnyside Road.
  • At about 0.5 miles take the left fork to stay on Sunnyside Road and close to the level of the lake.
  • At 1.45 miles, a marshal will record your arrival with a photo.
  • Turn around and return to the Sunnyside Aid Station.
  • There will be a porta-pottie at the Aid Station.

Handlers

  • Remain near the Sunnyside Aid Station and wait for your runner to return from the out & back.
Leg 8 4.34 miles
(31.66 total)

Drop Bags
Restrooms
"West Avenue to Middlesex" - Sunnyside & West to Church in Middlesex

Topography: Rolling Roads

  • Bear to the left out of the Aid Station onto West Avenue.
  • Enjoy the gently rolling road which gently climbs to Middlesex.
  • As you approach the intersection with Rte. 364 in the town of Middlesex, the Aid Station is at the Church Youth Center on the left.
  • Rest rooms are available in the Church Youth Center.

Handlers

  • Park on the right where signs direct you.

50 Mile Cut-off time 7:00:00 (i.e., 2:00 PM).
Note: Early Starters should exit Middlesex by 1:30pm to be on target to finish by 7:00pm.

Leg 9 3.95 miles
(35.61 total)

Cat. 5 Climb

1.38 mi, 3.2%
avg. grade

Port-A-Pottie
"South Vine Valley" - Middlesex to Vine Valley

Topography: Big Up, Big Down

  • In the town of Middlesex, continue NE out of town onto Rte. 364.
  • There's a pretty good climb to the intersection with S Vine Valley Road.
  • Take S Vine Valley Road to the small community of Vine Valley.
  • The road has a big down, then rolling hills and then drops steeply to intersect S Lake Road.
  • At the T intersection, turn RIGHT (N) onto S Lake Road.
  • Go north one short block and turn left (toward the lake) at the Community Center.
  • The Vine Valley Aid Station will be on your left in the parking lot of the general store.

Handlers

  • Do NOT park in the Community Center parking lot
  • Drive down to the General Store just before the Beach Park.
  • Do NOT block access to the boat launch at the end of the road.
Leg 10 2.72 miles
(38.33 total)

Cat. 4 Climb

2.66 mi, 3.1%
avg. grade

Drop Bags
"Bare Hill Climb" - Vine Valley to Top of Bare Hill Climb

Topography: Long Climb Followed by Steep Climb

  • From the Aid Station, run back up to the intersection and turn left on N Vine Valley Rd.
  • Immediately after a steeply-climbing hairpin turn, continue straight on N Vine Valley Rd away from the lake.
  • The climb on N Vine Valley Road is a moderate stair casing climb.
  • Walk the steeper bits & run the easier sections.
  • After climbing about 1.5 miles N Vine Valley dips and Bare Hill Rd intersects on the left.
  • Turn left (N) on Bare Hill Rd.
  • The 0.6 mi climb is steep but significantly easier than Bopple Hill.
  • The Aid Station is at the intersection with Van Epps Road.

Handlers

  • Parking is limited at this aid station.
  • Do NOT park on Bare Hill Rd.
  • Turn left on Van Epps Road and park on the right side of Van Epps Road.
Leg 11 4.49 miles
(42.82 total)

Port-A-Pottie
"Twitchell-Green" - Bare Hill to Arnold Road

Topography: Short Up and Longer Gradual Down; Short Up Then Flat, Rolling

  • Continue N on Bare Hill Road.
  • At 1.0 miles, turn right (E) on Town Line Road.
  • At 2.0 miles, turn Left (North) on Twitchell.
  • At 3 miles, Twitchell curves to the Right (East).
  • At Rte. 364 intersection, STOP and LOOK BOTH WAYS before continuing straight across 364.
  • The road name changes to Green.
  • Green dips and then climbs to intersect with Arnold Road.
  • The Aid Station is at the intersection.

Handlers

  • Park on the right before or after the aid station.
Leg 12 3.74 miles
(46.56 total)
"Middle Road" - Arnold to Kipp Road

Topography: Gently Rolling, Trending Downward

  • Turn Left (North) on Arnold to CR 1 at 1.2 miles.
  • Zag Right on CR 1 and then an immediate Left onto Conklin.
  • The road dips and then gently climbs to intersect Middle Road.
  • Turn Left (North) and head for home.
  • The 11th  and final aid station is at the intersection with Kipp Road at 3.74 miles.

Handlers

  • Do NOT stop on the shoulder of busy Middle Rd to service your runner.  There's too much traffic and too little shoulder.
  • Turn off onto an intersecting side road to park.  Then walk back to service your runner.
  • At the Aid Station, turn onto Kipp Road and park on the right.
  • Do not park on Middle Road.
Leg 13 3.58 miles
(50.14 total)
"Homestretch" - Kipp Road to Finish

Topography: Mostly Flat Then Steep Downhill with final Short Climb to Finish

  • The route continues North on Middle Road to T intersection with CR 18.
  • Turn Left onto CR 18.  The traffic may be heavy for the next mile to Lincoln Hill Road.
  • STOP AND LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE TURNING RIGHT ONTO LINCOLN HILL.
  • Ignore the Dead End sign and proceed down Lincoln Hill.
  • At the traffic barrier, go around either end and proceed down the mown grassy trail to Marvin Sands Drive.
  • Turn Right and follow Marvin Sands Drive past the CMAC.
  • Stay on Marvin Sands past the bus loop and turn Right onto Lot A access road.
  • Sprint, the finish is straight ahead.

Handlers

  • Don't turn off CR 18 onto Lincoln Hill.  Lincoln Hill is a dead-end road.
  • See Race Handbook for how to get from CR 18 back to Finish.