Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8:00 am
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.
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 Smyth County children! Registration is now open through Ultra Signup! Each finisher will receive a performance shirt from Savage Apparel Co, a hearty meal served cook-out style, a beer, and a unique finisher award. The last day to register with early bird pricing and be guaranteed a shirt is Tuesday, March 10, 2020!
Partners and Sponsors
We want to thank our partners and sponsors. Each of them have a role in making this race happen. The Hungry Mother 25K & 50K is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Imagination Library of Smyth County. These organizations, and our runners help give books to young children in our county. Thank you!
Hungry Mother State Park
We appreciate Hungry Mother State Park for being such a great host with this event. We could not have this race without them!
The Town of Marion
The Town of Marion is loaning us barricades for our race. Without them, there would be no beer!
Richardson Ambulance Service
Ultra racing is dangerous. We appreciate the peace-of-mind that our sponsors Richardson Ambulance Service provide on race day be being on-site during the race just in case.
Savage Apparel Co.
We love the high-quality performance shirts from Savage Apparel Company and we are glad to partner with them again this year to provide our participants with a race shirt.
We appreciate Hammer Nutrition for sponsoring our race and providing HEED at each of our aid stations! Hammer Nutrition has over 30 years of developing the most effective, natural products free of added sugars, artificial colors, flavors, chemicals and preservatives. We use only complex carbohydrates, the highest quality proteins and ingredients in our 100% USA made products.
The Rotary Club of Marion
Many of our wonderful volunteers are Rotarians. We appreciate their support to help us raise money for Imagination Library!
Virginia State Park Adventure Series
New in 2020, we are excited to be a part of the Virginia State Park Adventure Series! Events include adventure races, running events, mountain bike races, cyclocross races, adventure triathlons, sprint triathlons and duathlons.
The Bank of Marion
The Bank of Marion is a local bank that continuously give back to the community. They are a loyal supporter of Imagination Library of Smyth County