Date/Time: October 13, 2018 at 6:00 AM
Race Distance: 100.35 Miles
Location(Start/Finish): Sand Lake Beach, Albion, IN
Race Day Temperature at Start (High/ Low Avg.): 62 / 41 F
Sunrise/Sunset: 7:53 AM / 7:02 PM
Race Cutoff (Hrs.): 30
Course Layout(Map): 5 x 20 Mile Loop
Terrain: A mix of wide and narrow trails – from rolling hills, dirt, and off-camber grass sections. There will be very little road running on the course. The terrain and woods provides protection from the wind. Most of the trails surround the lakes.
Elevation Change (Ascent/Decent): 12,000 ft. (6,000 ft. / 6,000 ft.)
Altitude Above Sea Level(Min./Max.): 875 ft. / 975 ft.
Number of Aid Stations (Max. distance in miles between A.S.): 5 (5.3 mi.)
Completion rate: 55% (94/170) 2017, 34% (80/238) 2016, 50% (96/193) 2015
Course Record (M/F): 15:04:55 Sam Skeels (2016) / 17:35:17 Michele Yates (2013)
Prerequisites / Lottery / Trail Work Req.: No / No / No
Race Series: Midwest Grand Slam of Ultra Running
Race Director: Mike Pfefferkorn
Year Established: 2013
Other Race Distances: 50 mi. / 100k
Fun Fact: The original settlers of Chain O’Lakes area were the Miami Indians. At one time, 30 wigwam homes were located just north of Bowen Lake.
Nearest Airports (HRs): Fort Wayne, IN (1), Lansing, MI (2.25), Grand Rapids, MI (2.5)