The Blues Cruise 50K Trail Ultra race is suitable for first time ultra runners as well as seasoned runners. We are able to reach this goal by having a course that is very runnable, not too technical, but challenging enough to make it interesting for everyone. Our themed aid stations are well stocked and serviced by local (ultra) runners.
Please welcome our new RD Dan Govern (left). Dan is an avid runner and cyclist. Over the past 2 decades Dan has ran many ultras and marathons and has been a core member of the Pagoda Pacers A.C. He is a father of 4, and despite his busy schedule still finds time to stay fit and volunteer at races.
We are excited to have him on board to steer the ship towards new horizons.
Current CoRD Stephan Weiss (top right) started running in 2007 to train for his first marathon in memory of his father in law. He admits, he is a bit of a type A personality, and naturally caught the running bug, and vowed to improve his times. Over the next couple of years he turned into a competive marathoner, often placing on top of his age group. These days he enjoys organizing trail running events to stay connected with the running community.
Mike Yoder (bottom right) is the trail ultra running guru of the Pagoda Pacers. He has been participating in 100 mile races, when this was an unheard of challenge only attempted by some odd ultra athletes. Mike has been a coach, runner, pacer, volunteer for 3 decades. If you have any questions about the sport, he most likely has the answer.
We are greatful to be part of the Pagoda Pacers, a local (ultra) running club with more then 500 members.
This race would not be possible without the support of the Pagoda Pacers. The club has years of experience organizing first class trail races and can draw from over 100 members who have completed an ultra. If you have any questions about our race or ultra running in general , please don't hesitate to contact us
We are pleased to announce that all awards and SWAG for the 2019 Blues Cruise 50k have been selected! We are going to keep you running in the Winter this year! We have chosen a Patagonia long sleeve running shirt and a HeadSweats Winter running beanie as this year's SWAG.
Sunday 10/4/2020 8:30AM
Blue Marsh Lake, Lakeview Pavillion
1420 Palisades Drive, Leesport, PA
We regret to inform you, that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Blues Cruise due to the current Covid situation and unavailability of the venue due to a large constructions project. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Age group awards will still be the 4 1/2 foot Canoe Paddles that everyone loves. Overall Male and Female awards will change this year to an engraved, mountable ship's bell. We have already received RAVE reviews for these! Also new for this year is a Blues Cruise Finisher's Medal.