Winona Forest – home to one of the USA’s signature snowshoe races, the Stone Wall, and home to world class fat bike racing – including the IditaFat Fat Bike Race and Winter duathlon, the SnoFatShu. Winona is also home to one of the oldest 50K Nordic ski races, the Winona Forest Tourathon. We know how to do it right, and we are excited to bring to you one of the few Backyard Ultra’s in the NorthEast. Designed to welcome all levels of runners, and framed to challenge you to a new personal milestone, whether that be a half marathon distance, to a 50K, 50 miler, or win it all and be the last one standing. Our BackYard course was carefully selected to give you a safe trail running experience. Nothing too technical or steep on this course, just nice flowing trails in great condition, with a mixture of single track and wider trail. The right course to achieve your Personal Best.

All registered runners will receive a custom event shirt, custom bib, complete food choices throughout the event, available for not only you, but your crew as well. You will also receive a milestone sticker that can be placed on your DNF souvenir at the conclusion of your race.

Typical weather in upstate NY in August starts out in the 50’s, with highs in the 70’s. Perfect Backyard Ultra weather. The venue is in a rural area, but only 6 miles from Interstate 81, so very easy to reach and access. The venue is fairly primitive, state forest lands, porta-potties, with multiple tents for safety personnel, food, and race organizers. Plenty of space for your crew and 10×10 tents. You will experience a professionally organized Backyard Ultra, complete with great foods, swag, a well-marked course, and round the clock emergency responders on site.