Welcome Ultra Runners!
2020 Race Date – The 2020 Glacial Esker 40 (GE40) will take place at Chain O’Lakes State Park on April 25th. Please save the date to be a part of our event. The Glacial Esker 40 features a 40 mile and 20 mile run.
2020 Race Registration – Registration for the 2020 Glacial Esker 40 is open. To register, please enter online through the GE40/IGNITE Trail Series website, under Entry/Registration or use the following RunSignUp link: https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Albion/glacialesker.
No Deferrals/No Refunds/No Transfers – There are no deferrals, no refunds, and no transfers for any reason, including injury. However, runners are allowed to switch from the 40 miler to the 20 miler, and vice versa, after you have signed up. Please note that you cannot switch races on race day.
Training Runs – We’ll start our Saturday winter training runs in December. Dates are TBD.
The group will run one loop (20 miles) but some runners will go further and some less. Please note that the GE40 course will go in the opposite direction of the IT100 course. The Saturday winter training runs are a good way for runners considering the GE40 and IT100 to check out the course and discuss strategy with several local ultra runners. We typically see runners from all over the Midwest during these runs.
Please note that some of the designated training runs will have rolling aid stations. But plan on being self-sufficient and have backup hydration/nutrition with you while running.
Black Friday FA50K – For more details please see our Facebook post regarding this event. The Black Friday FA50K will start on 11/29 at 9:00 am EST at the Sand Lake Beach parking lot at Chain O’Lakes State Park. We’ll close our aid stations by or perhaps a little earlier than 4:00 pm. If you’re on the trails after that time you’ll need to bring a light source.
Please note that this FA50K is designed for those that are running or volunteering at the GE40 or IT100.
Volunteers – The IT100 is known for its volunteers and the GE40 will soon have the same reputation. For information on how you can you can join our team as a volunteer please contact Steve Carr at email@example.com.
Site Protocol – Our website and Facebook Forum/Event Page is specific to the GE40. Topics discussed include ultra running in general but the focus is primarily on our event as an informational guide to our runners.
Since we are not a generic running site we do not permit advertisements or solicitations of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to, any running events/sites or their sponsors. We’ll remove all material, links, etc., that don’t meet the aforementioned criteria.
Glacial Esker 40/Indiana Trail 100 Website – Please see our website if you have any further questions: https://ignitetrailseries.com/glacialesker
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