Indiana's only 100 Mile Trail Race - April 29 - April 30 2017



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We are very pleased to announce that the only 100 mile trail race in the state of Indiana will be held at Chain O' Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana on April 29 - April 30 2017.

Please note that there will also be a 50 mile race option on the same course with the 100 mile race. There will be a 30 hour time limit for the 100 milers and a 15 hour time limit for the 50 milers. The new 100K will have a 18 hour time limit.

The Indiana Trail 100 is a non-profit event managed by ultra-runners with the net proceeds going back to the park. We are convinced that once you run on our scenic course you will keep coming back. We will help you achieve your goal, whether it's your first 50, 100K or 100 miler or setting your personal record time.




July Announcements

1) 2017 Race Dates – The 2017 Indiana Trail 100 will be held at Chain O’Lakes State Park on April 29 – April 30. Please save these dates to be a part of our event. For those new to the Indiana Trail 100, we feature a 100 mile, 100k, and 50 mile run. We do not offer any distances shorter than 50 miles.

2) 2017 Race Registration – Registration for the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 is already in progress. Please enter online through the Indiana Trail 100 website, under Entry/Registration or use the following RunSignUp link to register:
Sign Up
Please note the price increase for all races, effective 7/31. This will be the only price increase.

3) Cap – The limit for the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 will be 400 runners. It is at the race committee’s discretion to determine the limits for 100 mile, 100k, and 50 mile entries, respectively. We will provide advanced notice if we decide to close down one of the fields due to the maximum limit.

It is your responsibility to register before we reach our cap. The past two years we’ve filled up around 2/1 and were contacted by approximately 200 people trying to get into the race afterwards.

4) Waiting List – As soon as the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 reaches its limit of 400 runners, we will implement a waiting list. The runners will be placed on the waiting list in the order they sign up; the first on the waiting list will be the first to take the place of someone that drops out.

5) No Deferrals/No Refunds/No Transfers – There are no deferrals, no refunds and no transfers for any reason, including injury. However, we will allow runners to switch from the 50 miler to the 100k or 100 miler, and vice versa, after you have signed up.

6) Western States – Please note that the Indiana Trail 100 has been a Western States qualifying race the past three years. It is our expectation that we will again be a qualifying race in 2017 but we await WSER’s announcement later in the year for all qualifying races.

7) Midwest Super Slam – Please note that the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 is part of the Midwest Super Slam.

8) Buckles – In 2017, we will again provide sub 24 hour buckles along with traditional buckles for runners that finish 100 miles over 24 hours but less than 30 hours. The 100k and 50 mile finishers will receive a medal.

9) July weekend training run – We will host a group training run(s) on July 15-16 for all IT100 entrants, prospective entrants, pacers and volunteers. We’ve done this for the past three years and it has been very popular and a lot of fun. This will consist of a one loop run (20 miles) on Friday night, a two loop run (40 miles) on Saturday morning/afternoon, and a one loop run (20 miles) on Saturday night.

Please remember that this is an FA event at no cost. While we will have some aid station support, you should expect to be self-supportive (bring your own supplies) at all times. Also, since this is at the height of the campground season, we won’t be able to put a lot of course flags out. You’ll need to pay attention to the course markers, although there will be several runners on the course to help guide you if needed. If you plan on camping at the park for the 7/15 – 7/16 weekend, you might consider making reservations with Chain O’Lakes State Park soon.

If you’re in the middle of training for a 50 or 100 mile run this will be a great opportunity to run with several other IT 100 runners and get in up to 80 miles in a 27 hour time period. Please see the following link for more details and to sign up:

  • FA Event

  • 10) Weekly Training Runs – We will advise once the Sunday morning training runs begin again in the fall. We usually start back up at the beginning of September and then switch to Saturdays in December.

    11) Trail Maintenance – We have a trail maintenance day scheduled for Saturday, July 2nd. If you would like to give back to the trail community and join us, please sign up at the following link:
  • Trail Maintnance

  • 12) Site Protocol – Our website and Facebook Forum/Event Page is specific to the Indiana Trail 100. Topics discussed include ultra running in general but the focus is primarily on our event as an informational guide to our runners.

    We do not permit advertisements of non-ultra running events/sites or their sponsors. While we have great respect for those that compete in shorter distance running events or triathlons, our site does not focus on these types of events, nor do our runners. We will remove all material, links, etc., that don’t meet the aforementioned criteria.