We hope everyone has been having a wonderful winter and holiday season so far and making the most of this relatively mild weather. So whether you’ve been busy training for a big spring race or taking the opportunity to rest and recover from a long year of trail running, we hope you’re getting excited for 2020 and another great year of racing trails on the No Coast!
We can hardly believe that 2020 will mark the 7th year for the series and what an incredible journey it’s been so far! We have a couple updates and changes to the series that we’re very excited to announce!
-The Doggone Tired Ultra will be joining the No Coast series this year as race #09 on September 26th. Doggone takes places in Vinton, Iowa in and around Rodgers Park on a mix of trails, dirt and gravel roads and offers a 50k as well as a 10mi option. It’s a very homegrown, grassroots race on a fun course that gives runners a little bit of everything!
-The Hawkeye 50k/25k will also be adding a 10mi distance option for 2020!
-On top of the normal series structure and individual points, 2020 will see the introduction of an optional Club Division that runners can participate in! Runners can choose to affiliate with a running club, group, team, etc. at sign-up and the Club with the most combined points from all members wins a traveling trophy and bragging rights for a full race season! Further details can be found here at the bottom of the page: https://nocoasttrailseries.com/how-it-works/
With eleven Iowa trail races on board with over 28 options for distance ranging from 5k to 100mi, there’s something for everyone! All important information on the series including the sign-up link, info on the races, rules and past results can be found at https://nocoasttrailseries.com/ so please take a look and spend a minute browsing around! And always, be sure to Share the No Coast Trail Series Facebook page to help spread the word about NCTS!
-2020 NCTS Series Schedule-
Team Red Shamrock Trail Challenge (worth 3x points!) – April 4
Hawkeye 50K – April 11
Sunderbruch B&B Trail Races – May 16
Booneville Backroads Ultra – May 23
Crater Trail Run – June 6
Schuetzen NEIN Hour Endurance Run – June 20
Mines of Spain Trail Races – August 8
Pleasant Creek Trail Run 2020 PCTR – September 12
Doggone Tired Ultra – September 26
Swiss Valley Trail Run – October 3
Mines of Spain 100 – October 16-17
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact NCTS via the Facebook page or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and we hope you’ll join us for another year of training, racing and building this awesome slice of the trail running community on the No Coast!