Hungry Mother 25K & 50K

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

Mark your calendars! The date for our 3rd Annual Hungry Mother 25K & 50K has been set! Start training now for this amazing course. Registration is now open through Ultra Signup! Best of all, this race is ultimately a fundraiser for Imagination Library of Smyth County. Your registration helps get free books in the hands of our county’s children! Each finisher will receive a performance shirt, a meal, a beer, and a unique finisher award. The last day to register and be guaranteed a shirt is Sunday, March 31, 2019!

Our meal is from Sister’s Cafe & Gifts, a favorite local restaurant. Each participant receives a boxed lunch included with their registration which includes a sandwich, chips, pickles, a cookie, and a drink. You can order additional food as for family and friends (or you) at the bottom of this page. It is a ten minute drive out to other restaurants.

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. Registration will be open six months out.  Feel free to contact us with any questions at or 276-783-3161.

Click HERE for a blog about the 25K race in 2018 written by participant Deb Casola.
Click HERE for 2018 race photos courtesy of Bill Casola.

For a course map, please click HERE.
Click HERE for the Facebook event.

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.

Each registered participant will receive a meal with their race entry. This section is to order additional food (for family, friends, yourself, etc.)

Extra Sandwich
Bread Type (not needed for wrap)
Dietary Restrictions

Extra Boxed Lunch
Bread Type (not needed for wrap)
Dietary Restrictions