Date: August 26th, 2023
Distance(s): 50k/10 mile
Course Description: The course is an approximately 10.5mi loop with ~950ft of elevation gain per loop and less than a mile of 2-way trail. The 50k completes the loop 3 times while the 10 miler completes the full loop once.
We utilize an eclectic mix of trails at the park which will include mostly dirt and grass, through both wooded and prairie areas. There will be a couple of short stretches that follow the paved park road but a wide and softer surfaced shoulder is available to run on. As we mentioned above, this is a very forgiving course with a fun and gentle flow to it and only occasional short hills to conquer but please do not forget that this is a SUMMER trail race through and through! We have no doubt that heat will play a factor in your race day and we do not want that to catch anyone off guard. While there’s plenty of shaded and wooded sections, there are also stretches of open trail that will receive a lot of direct sun on a hot summer day so we encourage folks to prepare accordingly and spend plenty of time training in the heat!
Location: Scott County Park – Whispering Pines Shelter, Long Grove, Iowa
About: Welcome to the ScoCo50 presented by Sun Trail Running!
Please join us the last Saturday of August for 50k and 10 mile trail races at the beautiful and diverse Scott County Park located just north of Davenport and I-80!
We take pride in crafting a unique race experience for all of our runners, from first timers to seasoned veterans and ScoCo is no different! We feel that this is a very beginner friendly course that caters to those new to trail and ultras but it also provides a venue for those more experienced to run fast and perhaps set a new trail PR! For those seeking rugged trails and lots of hills, ScoCo50 might not be the race for you but we recommend checking out some of our other events at Sun Trail Running that take place throughout the year.
As with all of our events, our commitment is to provide the highest value event possible by keeping the cost low and the focus on the runner, the trails and this great outdoor community. Your registration fee covers all the race basics as well as custom swag, stocked aid stations, awards, post-race food and drink and a guaranteed donation back to the park to help ensure future maintenance and conservation efforts.
Not only does Scott County Park feature a beautiful and eclectic trail system, the park is very family-friendly and boasts a large number of amenities. Large playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, a fishing pond, a heated Olympic sized swimming pool with slides and numerous modern campgrounds make it a great location to make a weekend out of! Some campgrounds/sites are reservable while others are first come-first serve. All information and the online reservation system can be found here: Scott County Park Camping