Welcome Ultra Runners!
2021 Race Date – The 2021 Indiana Trail 100 (IT100) will take place at Chain O’Lakes State Park (COL) on October 9-10, 2021. Please save these dates to be a part of our event. The Indiana Trail 100 features a 100 mile, 100k, and 50 mile run.
2021 Race Registration – Registration will open for the 2021 Indiana Trail 100 on November 7, 2020.
Cap – The cap for the 2021 Indiana Trail 100 is 400 total runners. It is at the race committee’s discretion to determine the field size for the 100 mile, 100k, and 50 mile runs, respectively. It is also at the race committee’s discretion if the cap needs to be adjusted for any reason.
We’ll provide advanced notice if we decide to increase, decrease, or close down any of the fields. It is your responsibility to register before we reach our cap.
Waiting List – As soon as the 2021 Indiana Trail 100 reaches its limit of runners we’ll 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.
No Deferrals/No Refunds/No Transfers – There are no individual deferrals, refunds, or transfers for any reason, including injury. However, we’ll allow runners to switch from the 100 miler to the 100k or 50 miler, and vice versa, after you have signed up. Please note that you cannot switch races on race day.
Qualifiers – The Indiana Trail 100 is a UTMB and Western States qualifier.
The annual Black Friday FA50K is cancelled for this year.
Volunteers – The IT100 is known nationally for its volunteers. For information on how you can join our team as a volunteer please contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Site Protocol – Our website and Facebook Forum/Event Page is specific to the IT100. 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 doesn’t meet the aforementioned criteria.
Indiana Trail 100 Website – Please visit our website if you have any further questions about our event: https://ignitetrailseries.com/indianatrail
We’ve made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Indiana Trail 100.
As we’ve stated since May when we froze registration, the health and safety of everyone involved was our top priority and would guide our decision-making process. After many discussions with county and state health officials, all parties, including our medical committee, agreed that we couldn’t responsibly hold the event with so many unknowns.
We’ve done nothing but consider every variable of our mitigation plan over the past three months. Ultimately, we were unwilling to proceed with the risks this plan would have placed on the 1,000+ people attending the race - runners, volunteers, pacers, crew, first responders, ham radio operators, medical team, park officials, other park visitors, and the host community of Albion.
Further, and perhaps equally as important, our special event permit has been in jeopardy for some time. Based on our most recent conversation with state officials, we now believe with great confidence that our permit would have been revoked prior to race day by the same agencies that recommended cancellation. Coupled with our decision, there was no path forward and no need to wait any further to cancel.
All registered runners will receive a separate email soon via RunSignUp regarding your options.
We understand and share in your disappointment. We’ve anguished over this situation. But we know our runners will bounce back from this and be better for it. That’s how ultra runners respond. Like our runners, our committee and volunteers work hard every year to provide the best experience to everyone that attends or participates in our events. Next year, we’ll provide the experience that all of you deserve and have the big celebration at the finish line that we couldn’t have this year.
In the meantime, head out and get some trail therapy. It’s the best thing for your soul. Please know that we’ll work hard to keep the course clean for you and everyone else until we meet again in 2021.
Check out "Courage in the Heartland" a film by Charles Moman.
Thank you to all of our sponsors for the 2019 IT 100!