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Indiana's only 100 Mile Trail Race - April 25-26, 2015
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We are very pleased to announce that the only 100 mile trail race in the state of Indiana will be held at Chain O' Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana on April 25-26, 2015.

Please note that there will also be a 50 mile race option on the same course with the 100 mile race. There will be a 30 hour time limit for the 100 milers and a 15 hour time limit for the 50 milers.

The Indiana Trail 100 is a non-profit event managed by ultra-runners with the net proceeds going back to the park. We are convinced that once you run on our scenic course you will keep coming back. We will help you achieve your goal, whether it's your first 50 or 100 miler or setting your personal record time.

THE 2015 INDIANA TRAIL 100 IS NOW FULL. You can view the entire list of participants by clicking on Entry/Entrants List, followed by clicking on the magnifying glass icon for the respective 100 mile and 50 mile categories.

Since we have reached our 360 runner capacity limit, we will now commence with our waiting list. In the event we are notified by any of the participants that they can no longer run in the Indiana Trail 100, we will replace that person with someone from the waiting list. Please note that there are no refunds for those that can no longer participate.

Please click on link below if you want to be added to the list.
Waiting List Link

The Indiana Trail 100 is pleased to announce that the 2015 race will be a qualifier for the 2016 Western States Endurance Run.



These are the men's and women's jackets for next year's Indiana Trail 100. Please note that the poppy color jacket is the predominant jacket color that Salomon is providing. You will not be given a color choice when you register. The fairest way to do this for the women will be first come first serve as you sign up. The men's jacket will be black.
February Announcements

1) Race Dates – The 2015 Indiana Trail 100 is only three months away. For those new to the Indiana Trail 100, we feature a 100 mile and 50 mile run and it’s held in Chain O’Lakes State Park in Albion, IN on 4/25-4/26.
You can view the entry list at any time by going to the Indiana Trail 100 website, clicking Entry/Registration/magnifying glass icons for the 100 mile and 50 mile races, respectively. Or click on the link below.
  • Entry List

  • 3) Waiting List – Since the 2015 Indiana Trail 100 has reached its combined limit of 360 runners, we have created a waiting list. The runners will be placed on the waiting list in the order they sign up; the first on the waiting list will be the first to take the place of someone that drops out. As of the week of 2/8, we have over 20 people on the waiting list. There is no way to know how many people on the waiting list will make it into the race. To register for the waiting list, please enter online through the Indiana Trail 100 website, under Entry/Registration - see attached link below: Waiting List
    Please note that there are NO REFUNDS and NO TRANSFERS for anyone dropping out.
    4) ) Pacers – If anyone wants to pace and is looking for a runner to help, please contact Jerry Diehl at This might be a good solution for people that don’t get into the race as an entrant but still want to be part of the event. If you’ve never run a 100 miler before, pacing is great training to go through the night with a runner plus you’ll make a friend for life.
    5) Volunteers – Please let us know if you want to join our volunteer team. We have many great opportunities available at this time. For more information on how you can volunteer at the Indiana Trail 100, please contact Jerry Diehl at
    6) March FA50K – Please note that the final FA50K will be Saturday, March 28th at Chain O’Lakes State Park. Runners will have an opportunity to run up to two loops on the IT 100 course and we will have a few small aid stations set up at the schoolhouse and rally campground, respectively.
    We will post an invite shortly. This is a great way to preview the course under simulated conditions and this particular FA50K is always well attended. It’s also an opportunity to meet many of the runners you’ll run with during the race, including some of the people that you’ve read about via interviews.
    7) Western States/Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc Qualifying Races – Please note that the Indiana Trail 100 is a Western States and Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc qualifying race.
    8) Midwest Super Slam – Please note that the Indiana Trail 100 is part of the 2015 Midwest Super Slam.
    9) Training Runs – Every Thursday night starting at 6:30 pm at Dock Lake and every Saturday morning starting at 9:00 am at Sand Lake. Please note that the Thursday night runs are approximately 90 minutes long, while the Saturday morning runs will be a minimum of one loop (16.67 miles).
    10) Indiana Trail 100 Interviews – We continue to provide interviews of some of our 50 and 100 mile runners. The purpose for these interviews is twofold:
    a) To help bring awareness of many of the runners participating, so you have a sense of whom you’re sharing the trail experience with. The more you’re aware of the participants around you, the more likely you’ll strike up a conversation with them and hopefully assist one another.
    b) Additionally, many of these interviewees have years of trail running and/or ultra running experience. These interviews serve as an opportunity to learn tips from veterans that you might find helpful. No matter how good of a runner you are there’s always an opportunity to learn and improve.
    11) Jackets – Please visit out our website to review the jackets that the 2015 Indiana Trail 100 participants will receive. This includes all runners.
    With regards to jacket colors, please note that there are limited pink and light blue jackets available for the women. 12) Hotel/Camping Options – Below are links to where many of our runners have stayed and will stay for the weekend of the Indiana Trail 100:
  • Quaity Inn

  • Holiday Inn Express of Kendallville!

  • Brick Ark Inn

  • Super 8

  • Chain O' Lakes State Park

  • There will be tent camping available right next to the start/finish line, while electric campsites in COL for RV’s will be plentiful. Some runners rent RV’s or become friends with someone that owns one, as the campground is about ¼ mile from the start/finish line and also has access to showers.
    12) Website – If you have any questions about the Indiana Trail 100, many of your answers can be found on our website at:
    Indiana Trail 100
    While we’re happy to answer your questions, we won’t always be able to respond quickly, particularly as we get closer to the race date. That is why we hope that you find the monthly announcements and website information helpful.


    Here is some background and information on the artist:

    Buckle and medal design by Catherine Nagy Mowry of the Miami Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.

    Catherine's art reflects the strength and guidance of native women in the Miami Indian tribe.  Catherine has captured in her design the traditional Native American runner providing a vital communication link between villages.  These runners were the fabric that held their society together and as such were very esteemed and revered.  The strength, endurance, and dependability of these runners captures the essence of the journey our modern day couriers (runners) will undertake.
    Through our research, we've discovered that running was not just a chore or responsibility for the Miami Indians. They enjoyed it and looked forward to it. We felt that this was an important quality, as it goes with the ultra runner's motto of "we don't have to, we get to." Collectively, it was important to us to honor the first inhabitants of Chain O'Lakes and their spirit with these buckles and medals and we hope you feel the same way.

    Medal fabrication by Indiana Metal Craft, Bloomington, Indiana.

    Buckle fabrication by Creative Casting Inc., Denison, Texas.

    The Indiana Trail 100 is proud to be a part of the 2015 Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. The Indiana Trail 100 will serve as the springboard event for the other four races in the Slam: The Kettle Moraine 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Mohican Trail 100 Mile Run, the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run, and the Hallucination 100 Mile Run. Anyone that completes all five events will be designated a Super Slammer. Please visit the Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning website for further details on how you can become a part of the Midwest Super Slammers .
    The course is a 16.67 mile mixture of wide and narrow trails - from rolling hills, dirt, and off camber grass sections. There will be relatively little road running on the course. The terrain and woods provides protection from the wind. Most of the trails surround many of the lakes.
    Our course is different from other ultras previously run at Chain O'Lakes.
    Training Runs
    We'll have unofficial training runs almost every weekend leading up to the Indiana Trail 100. We welcome any individuals or groups that would like to join us for these runs to familiarize yourself with the course. Please check the Indiana Trail 100 Facebook site for future training run information.
    We're in search of volunteers to assist with trail maintenance. This includes accepting assistance of any ultra runners that need to fulfill volunteer obligations as part of an ultra event in 2014-2015.
    If you have an interest in this or volunteering for other race-related events, please contact Jerry Diehl at for more details. We thank you for making this event a great success.
    Please keep checking our website and Facebook site for more details about training runs and any other items about the race that will interest you.



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