About This Event
One of North America's largest ultramarathons. Also includes a 3-person 50K Relay and a One-Loop Run(10 Mile). There are discounted fees for 19 and under relay entrants. The trail is easy enough to be a good first-time trail course; technical enough to give an advantage to seasoned trail runners. Measure yourself against time, distance...and weather! We're known for the great post-race foods - particularly our array of soups. Overall men's and women's winner of the 50K receive a large, engraved, granite trophy.
Custom finisher's medal to each participant completing The HUFF 50K individual race or a HUFF 50K Relay. HUFF logo gear for all 50K and 50K Relay participant.
HUFF race t-shirt included for every registrant in all divisions.
Go to VeepRaces.com and choose the 'travel' options for a description of hotel information with links.
One housing option is staying at Camp Lutherhaven - the site of the night-before pasta dinner and packet pick-up. It is near the Chain O' Lakes State Park and is a particularly good option for those traveling with a group of friends. Go to the VeepRaces.com website or visit: https://www.signmeup.com/site/reg/register.aspx?fid=552VPJ7
Michigan runners and those traveling to the race on I-69 south from the north may choose lodging in Kendallville or Auburn, Indiana.
Indianapolis area runners and those traveling to the race on I-69 north from the south may wish to choose lodging in Fort Wayne or Columbia City.
Chicago area runners and those traveling from the west on US 30 may wish to choose lodging in Columbia City.
Don Hall’s Guesthouse of Fort Wayne is a key hotel. Tim Hall and his team of provide exemplary service for a reasonable price. Hall’s Guesthouse is conveniently located just off of Interstate 69 on Fort Wayne’s north side. Call Hall’s at 1-800.348.1999 or 260.489.2524.
Quality Inn at Columbia City, Indiana is just off US 30 and convenient for Chicago area runners traveling to The HUFF. The Quality Inn is located at 701 Connexion Way, Columbia City IN. Call 260.248.4551
A list of lodging accomodations in Noble County can be be found at the Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Brick Ark Inn in Albion, Indiana, is the closest Bed and Breakfast.
Kendallville, Indiana, hotels will also be a good choice for runners. The Best Western in Kendallville and the Holiday Inn Express are great properties.
May you be a “Kee-sheek-win” (Miami Indian for “rapid runner”) on December 17th.
Packet Pick-up and Pasta Dinner
Runner packets may be picked up either the night before at the pasta dinner at Camp Lutherhaven or the packets may be picked up race morning at check-in at the main HUFF tent at Sand Lake in the Chain O' Lakes State Park.
The night before pasta dinner and packet pickup is being held at Camp Lutherhaven near the Chain O' Lakes entrance. It is located at 1596 S 150 W, Albion IN 46701.
Waiver and Release
I have submitted my application for entry to participate in The HUFF 50K Trail Run. I know that running a road and/or trail race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter unless I am medically able and properly trained. I understand that my final lap of the race must be started before 2 PM. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I understand that if I do not abide by that decision the consequences may include, but are not limited to, barring me from entry in future HUFF 50K events. I assume all risks associated with participating in this event including, but not limited to: falls; contact with other participants; the effect of the weather, including precipitation and cold temperatures; traffic and the conditions of the road and trail, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. For my safety, I understand that bicycles, and radio headsets are not allowed in the race and I will abide by this guideline. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release all sponsors, all volunteers, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the State of Indiana, the Board of Commissioners of Noble County, USA Track & Field, Road Runner Clubs of America, Veep Races LLC, eRunner Timing, Time to Run race timing, and Camp Lutherhaven, their representatives and successors, from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I understand that acceptance of my entry is at the sole determination of The HUFF 50K and Veep Races LLC. I understand the race management may contract for use of automatic phone dialing and recorded message equipment for the sole use in notifying registrants of changes in the event prior to race day; knowing this, I give my permission for the race management to call the telephone number I provide on my registration form with a recorded message for this purpose. I understand such use would be supplemental to notification by email and other means. I understand that if the race is cancelled due to extreme weather or any other reason there are no refunds I permit my photograph or likeness, to be used for any legitimate purpose.