Join us for the seventh edition of the Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!
The Marquette Trail 50 consists of a 50-kilometer and 50-mile event. To add another challenge in 2015, a 100K event will start in the middle of the night. The 100K has a special application process, as racers will need to prove their skills and talents.
The course is mostly single-track, climbing the 4 peaks: Sugarloaf, Top-of-the-World, Bareback, and Hogsback. All the peaks have views of Lake Superior, and portions of the course skirt its shoreline.
Much of the trail consists of easy to moderate terrain, but there are also significant climbs and technical areas.
According to Ultrarunning Magazine, the course is rated 3 out of 5 for Terrain ("Hilly"), and 4 out of 5 for Surface ("Trail with substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts").
Not ready for a solo ultra? Then consider forming a team and run the 50K ultramarathon relay
on Friday afternoon, which follows the same course as the solo event held the next day.
We will also be hosting trail races for kids on Friday evening at Marquette Tourist Park. Check out the Kids page
for more details.
Not running this year, but would like to participate? We have plenty of volunteer opportunities. Click here for details
and sign up here
To learn more about the race:
- Enjoy this incredible video of the 2014 course posted by Lewis Hayden.
- Read this race report from Mike Dietz who ran the 50M race in 2013.
- Check out "Soak in Lake Superior County" written by Scott Drum of Marquette and published in Trail Runner Magazine.
- Read "Making the best of it", an article about the race and the trails in Marquette written by Silent Sports Magazine's editor Joel Patenaude.
- Follow us on Facebook (no account needed to read our posts).
The race filled up in record time last year, so sign up early!