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Distance: 50k, 31 miles

Cutoff: The final cutoff time for this event is 8 hours (3pm). Runners will be expected to carry the slowest pace possible throughout the entire course. If a runner falls significantly behind pace, The Algonquin Crew reserves the right to pull a runner from the race at anytime and anywhere on the course.

The Course will be a modified out and back, the middle portion will be different going up and returning. This course is 95% trails. Some of the trails are single track and some are wider horse trails. It is completely flat, which should make for a relatively fast 50k. There are a few miles that are sandy and some points there might be water covering the trail. The race will begin and end at Milburn Landing area of The Pocomoke River State Park.

There will be well-stocked aid stations every five to six miles with water, electrolyte drink, soda, boiled potatoes, something sweet and something salty. 

Be prepared for cold, rain, snow, mud and possible frozen conditions. There will be a few road crossings, be aware. Most crossings will have volunteers and the traffic is minimal to nonexistent in the area during February. Horses will follow the last runners to ensure a safe return to the finish line. 

There is no rain date. We will run in the rain, snow, and sleet.
Only a "force majeure" which makes EMS, Aid stations and support staff unable to function will be cause for cancellation. In the event of a cancellation, no refunds or credits will be applied to future events. 

Handmade local Ceramic Mugs will be given to all the finishers....

Awards for the top 3 men and top 3 women... And I mean big trophies!

The Algonquin 50k is a community-based, eco-friendly, volunteer supported, non-profit event whose mission is to promote, maintain, increase trails on Delmarva. We work closely with Maryland Parks and Maryland Forest to provide a safe, fun, exciting race.

Additional information:

No bib transfers or bandits 
Bib numbers should be visible at all times
No littering. Pack in, pack out. 
Runners should stay on the established course
Runners who drop out should turn in their bib to the first ALQ crew member
No pacers, but runners may have friends and/or family run with them from the end of the Algonquin trail to the finish line 
No refunds or deferrals
No dogs for runners
No early or late starts
Runners’ crews may meet and assist runners only at aid stations

41 Reviews

Customer Reviews

"Achievable 50K, if you like wet feet."


Disclaimer: I stopped at 10 miles, having been sick I could not regulate temperature and it was dang cold in 2019.

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Scott Haller
Aquia Harbour, Virginia

"First day at the Beach ALQ50K 2019"


It is a beautiful trail. The race is well organized and with a great support system. The community of runners for this event is unlike any other. You never know what these trails will offer-but it is flat. The elements will make up for that!

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Amy Evans
Delmar, Delaware

"Challenging yet AWESOME! "


After volunteering at the ALQ50k last year it was awesome to be on the other side and run in the event. The race course is flat yet offers a variety of challenges such as mud, water, sand and at times briars.

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Kristen Jones
Selbyville, Delaware

"Wonderful Event!"


This is my second time running the Algonquin 50k and I enjoyed it just as much this year as last. The race dictator and volunteers really make this race an amazing experience and set it apart from other races in which I have participated.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Great First Ultra!"


Loved this run for so many reasons other than the course - although the course is great. Hands down one of the best Race Director's out there IMHO and a devoted community- and family-based race crew/volunteers that MAKE this race.

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Siobhan Starrs
Burke, Virginia

"One of the best races I've ever participated in"


This was my first 50k so I wasn't sure what to expect. I had trained on the trails some so was mentally prepared for the mud and swamps. This was one of the best experiences ever!

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Lynn Sande
Fruitland, Maryland

"People will think you're nuts, but we won't think that at all."


I don't think any of us who participated in this event are particularly crazy, but from speaking with people, who are not in the running community, they seem to think we're all nuts.

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Lauren Green
Fruitland, Maryland

"A muddy must do!"


An epic experience.

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Madison Heights, Michigan

"Vacation to Algonquin Beach "


The location of this event is great that also includes a terrific support staff at the start and finish of the event. Most important the volunteers throughout the course are tremendous to include the horses.

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Larry Gonzales
Belle Haven, Virginia

"Great fun down on the Pocomoke!"


An enjoyable place to run, where the mud and sand make the mostly flat course less than easy. A very fair price for a race with really well stocked aid stations, nice swag, and a classy handmade finishers mug. Race director makes it a fun event and the volunteers are just so darned nice.

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Pete McLaughlin
Newark, Delaware