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
Once again the course will consist of a giant 31 Mile loop around the lake featuring 95% trail. Our race is one of the few races, where you won't run a mile twice. This is only possible due to the great support of the Pacoda Pacers and the Army Corps of Engineers.