Dark Sky 50 – 2022

Dark Sky 50 – Fall 2022 Tentatively

For the 2022 ultra-marathon we welcome back all the volunteers who helped staff the communications at each aid station and look forward to seeing some new faces as well. Jamie N4XJS and Dale KO4DHA will be our race coordinators and will be looking to fill all 13-14 volunteer spots in the upcoming weeks/months. We need at least one licensed amateur radio operator for each location. We can even help out of you need an HT or antenna for your aid-station. Volunteers do not need to be affiliated with our club or belong to any ARES team as some training will be provided.

The 2022 Dark Sky 50 miler on the trails of Pickett State Park and Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. The course is mostly runnable on single/double track with a couple of jeep road miles thrown in. Runners should expect creek crossings, rolling hills, a little technical terrain, and amazing views! The race takes runners by such landmarks as the Hazard Cave and Natural Bridge at Pickett State Park and John Muir Overlook, Maude’s Crack, Charit Creek Lodge, Slave Falls, Twin Arches, and Gobbler’s Knob in Big South Fork.

Last year the race has gone cupless meaning that the runners will provide their own re-usable cups and water bottles rather than disposable cups. 

Date: TBD
Start/Finish: Pickett State Park Rec Lodge
Start Time: 6:00am Central Time
Final Cutoff: 8:00pm Central Time (14-hour time limit for all racers)
After Party: starts as soon as first racer crosses the finish line!