Peace, Love and 50M & Freak 50K

50 Miles and 50K are seri­ous events … that we take seri­ously, man: RF Events is known for fun themes and wild events but behind the fun and hype, expect a safe, well run race. You work hard to get to the start­ing line and we under­stand your com­mit­ment and want you to know our com­mit­ment to you is just as seri­ous. Thank you for putting your faith in our event; you are one far out groovy freak!

Race Reg­is­tra­tion: Race reg­is­tra­tion and packet pickup will begin at noon on Fri­day at Hell Creek Ranch (10866 Cedar Lake Road, Pinck­ney,MI48169) and race morn­ing Sat­ur­day from 5AM5:45 AM.

Start Times:

50 Miles & 50K

6:00 AM Saturday
Far Out 5K (*Free!)
7:30 PM Friday
Feelin’ Groovy 5K/​10K (*Free!)
7:30 PM Saturday
Free Love 5 Mile (*Free!)
8:30 AM Sunday

**Entry into any of the *paid* Sat­ur­day Races gets you FREE entry into the 3 optional orga­nized runs of the week­end. If not in a paid race, par­tic­i­pants will need to pur­chase a Week­end Pass to participate.

Qual­i­fy­ing: There are no for­mal qual­i­fi­ca­tions for this event except good judg­ment as to your fit­ness for such an event. The cut off times will be strictly enforced.

Time Limit: There will be a 15 hour time limit for the 50 Mile or 50K distance.

Manda­tory Event Switch­ing:

  • 50 mile rac­ers not on pace to fin­ish within the time limit will be switched to 50K.
  • 50 mil­ers have to fin­ish the first 2 laps of the course in 10 hours to be allowed to continue.
  • If you (have to) switch, you will not be eli­gi­ble for any awards but will be listed in the race results and receive a medal for the 50k distance.
  • If you’ve com­pleted 33 miles (2 loops), you’ll be scored as 50K fin­isher, time recorded as of 2nd loop completion
  • There is no drop down dis­tance for 50K.

Vol­un­tary Event Switch­ing: You can vol­un­tar­ily choose to drop at the Start/​Finish area and be scored as described above.

Course: The course is repeat 16.6-mile loops com­pris­ing mostly of sin­gle track trail, a cou­ple of miles of gravel road and the remain­der on a mix­ture, horse trail and rail trail. Besides the stretch on gravel, you’ll cross paved roads 2 times each loop; there will be no traf­fic con­trol and your safety will be your respon­si­bil­ity. 50 Mile does 3 loops, 50K does 2 loops (with shortcuts).

Course Maps

Awards: 50 miles and 50K get you a peace sign medal. Also a very nice cer­tifi­cate of com­ple­tion to all, avail­able online after the race.
Groovy first place over­all awards for men and women in all events and 5 deep in 5 year age groups!

Aid Sta­tions: Aid will be at three manned aid sta­tions (one you will hit twice) for each 16.6-mile loop….so if yer countin’, you’ll encounter aid roughly every 4 miles. We’ll serve every­thing under the sun (and moon!). Soups, sand­wiches …. The list is long, click here.

Pac­ers and Crew: The nature of a loop course makes for an event that can be enjoyed with­out pac­ers or crew. Our vol­un­teer Run Wood­stock Ultra aid Road­ies will be there to help and encour­age you to great­ness and because of the hun­dreds of fel­low ultra broth­ers and sis­ters on the course shar­ing your pain, you’ll never have to worry about set­ting out on the loop alone. This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions!

Drop Bags: Drop bags will be at the Start/​Finish area and at Richie’s Haven so you’ll have access to your bags about every 8 miles. The drop area at the Start/​Finish is under a large tent to keep them dry. Also at the Start/​Finish you’ll be able to place your own drop bag and any­thing you want access to; your stuff will be where you put it! We’ll have chairs set up for chang­ing footwear or just to col­lapse in. Richie’s Haven drop bags will be brought back to the start/​finish semi reg­u­larly (about every 4 hours or so) so we sug­gest you only put items in that bag that you don’t need back at the start/finish…and that you may or may not want to retrieve after the race.

Camping/​Accommodations/​Food/​Airport: Plan on camp­ing at the com­mune for the full Run Wood­stock expe­ri­ence, see the camp­ing link on the home page. Motel list­ing, loca­tion, and phone num­bers are shown on the gen­eral infor­ma­tion page. The park is about an hour drive from Detroit Metro Air­port. Rent­ing a car is your best bet to get around.

Sunrise/​set: Sun­rise – 7:07 AM — Sun­set – 7:59 PM (Plus a half hour of civil twi­light before and after those times.) (100M/​100K will have about 4 hours after the start to see the whole 16.6 mile loop before it gets totally dark.) (The US Navy helps us with this, far out! )

Med­ical Checks: There will be no med­ical checks before, after or dur­ing the race. Each entrant is respon­si­ble for know­ing his or her own phys­i­cal lim­i­ta­tions. We encour­age each entrant to get a com­plete phys­i­cal before par­tic­i­pat­ing in this race. The Red Cross will be avail­able at the Start/​Finish area. If in the opin­ion of the race direc­tor or aid sta­tion cap­tains, your phys­i­cal or men­tal con­di­tion dete­ri­o­rates to the point of endan­ger­ing your safety, you will be with­drawn from the race.

Three Full Days Of…


LIVE MUSIC The band gets busy at 4:30pm Friday


RUN­NING WILD Just the way God intended us to do it


FREE­ING YOUR SOLE Yoga, Hip­pie Hikes, Tie Dye, Nat­ural Runs and More


Week­end Lineup

Fri­day: Lemon James rocks at 3:55 with the National Anthem to send off the far out 100 mil­ers. You don’t want to miss this, also yoga at 5 pm, night run at 7:30 and rock and roll!
Sat­ur­day: The party starts to get seri­ous Sat­ur­day morn­ing about 6am when Randy cranks up the micro­phone to usher in the run­ning of the Peace, Love and 50M/​K start and the races start
Sun­day: Get ready to boo­gie down on the Free Love 5 Mile that has a long his­tory of blow­ing minds and set­ting you free at the same time … then the sad trip home …
Full 3-​day Schedule