Hungry Mother 50K & 25K

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April 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am
Hungry Mother State Park
2854 Park Blvd
Marion, VA 24354
The Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, Inc.


April 22, 2017

Nestled in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, Hungry Mother State Park offers a challenging network of trails. This 50K is two laps of a 15.6 mile course with approximately 3,500 feet elevation gain per lap. (The 25K will be one lap of the same course.)
The park consists of some well-groomed as well as more technical trail sections. Click HERE for the Facebook event. Click HERE to register. Feel free to call or email us with any questions: 276-783-3161 or

Each participant will receive a high quality athletic event shirt, a goody back from HAMMER Nutrition®, a free meal, a beer ticket, and a unique finisher award. Each participant will also receive a unique art quality print commemorating this event from the letterpress workshop of The Henderson School of Appalachian Arts located right here in Marion, Virginia.

A Smyth County original, the Dog House Grill will be providing the food. Each participant will receive a BBQ sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans, and a drink.

Our top male and female will each receive $100 gift card from Altra® and a prize package from BUFF®

There is also a 5K Plus on this day! For more information, click HERE.

Aid Station Distances and Cut Off Times

Water 2.8
Full Aid 5.5
Water 8.2
Full Aid 9.9
Water 11
Water 13.5
Start/Finish Full Aid 15.6 – End of 25k
Water 18.4
Full Aid 21.1
Water 23.8
Full Aid 25.5
Water 26.6
Water 29.1
Finish 31.1 

You will have ten hours to complete the 50K and five hours for the 25K.
There will only be two on course cutoff times for the 50K.
-If you are over 5 hours on Lap 1, then you will not be allowed to start Lap 2.
-If you have not left the aid station at mile 25.5 (which begins the tough climb up to Molly’s Knob) by the 8 hour mark you will be required to continue straight to the Start/Finish area bypassing the climb up Molly’s Knob and the Raider’s Run/Old Shawnee Loop.



We would like to thank our sponsors below for making this event possible. We are really proud to have such great partners!

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