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.
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
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!
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.
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.