McDonald Forest



What should I know about the race, and how do I find out?
Most everything you need to know is in the Race Confirmation Letter

Are there drop bags for the Mac?
Yes, drop bags will be brought to Dimple Hill Aid Station, at mile 20

What the heck is a drop bag?
A drop bag is a plastic bag you provide with your name and bib number printed on it
Fill the bag with anything you like, clothes, food, drink mix, meds, etc
and leave it on the drop bag tarp in front of the Forestry Cabin at the start
and then we'll transport it to the Dimple Hill Aid Station for you.

How do I train for a 50K?
This answer should cost you $100, or you could Google "ultrarun training".
A beginner's answer is to get your training up to 30 miles per week, with 20 of it being a long run.
Don't ramp up more than 10% a week in miles, and alternate hard/easy weeks.
A 15 week schedule might look like: 12/8/15/10/18/12/21/14/24/16/27/18/30/20/30.
A MTuWThFWeekend 18 mile week might be 043407, and 30 miles 0636015 or 0505020.

What should I carry during the race?
You MUST carry a water bottle. Recommended are a couple gels and some salt tablets.

How do I view/print that map?
Right click on the map with your mouse, then select 'Print Picture...'.
Or, after right-clicking, you can select 'save image(picture) as', and then use your favourite graphics program to view print the image.

I have more questions but I don't see the answer here. What should I do?
e-mail the race director and we'll try to get the answer posted here for everyone to read.
If you want additional race information on these web pages, be sure to e-mail the race director so we can post what you need.

50K Race Directors

Anne Miller and Mike Rosling, co-RDs
McDonald Forest 50K