Prior to February 2022, if you searched for a 50K in our immediate area, you’d have been searching in vain. In other words, much like the Ellie Biscuit, this race too was born out of necessity.
The In the Woods 30A 50K is just an awesome race. While the official race host is AJ's Grayton Beach, the race actually starts .83 miles down CR-30A at the Grayton Beach State Park Trailhead. The course encompasses portions of trail and forest road within the state park and the state forest. And much like the Ellie Biscuit, the In the Woods 30A 50K can be run as a solo effort or as a team with your favorite running buddy. Beginning with the 2023 race, you can actually run it with TWO of your favorite running buddies.
What do you get for your money? Besides a beautiful and well-supported course, all registered runners will receive a very cool piece of race swag (i.e. race shirt, jacket, etc.) as well as a post-race party at AJs, where complimentary vittles and beverages will be provided. As far as awards, the winner and runner up from the men’s and women’s solo races and winner and runner up from the men’s, women’s and combined (i.e. team of one man/one woman) 2-person team races, will receive awards. The top 3 solo finishers from each age group will also receive awards. All race finisher’s will receive a nifty finisher’s award.
And VERY SPECIAL to the In the Woods 30A 50K: all solo runners who finish the 50K in UNDER 5 HOURS will receive the coveted In the Woods 30A 50K "U5 Club" Stein. All 2-person team runners who finish the 50K in UNDER 4 HOURS will receive the coveted In the Woods 30A 50K "2-Person Team U4 Club."
And just like the Ellie Biscuit, I should probably note that this too is a trail run, with all of the goodness that typically comes along with trail runs, i.e. rocks, roots, stumps, and large mud puddles. Repeat point: dress accordingly and definitely don’t expect clean shoes at the finish line!
Discounts. As always, first responders and active duty or retired military always get 10% off. Just use the HERO promo code at checkout. Also, if you want to run but the registration fee will truly set you back financially, please know that a few registrations have been set aside for such situations. Just use the WANTTORUN promo code at checkout. No worries and no questions asked. However, shame on you if you use either of those promo codes and don't warrant them. Seriously.
10% of the gross proceeds from registration for the In the Woods 30A 50K will always go to the Point Washington Medical Clinic. They provide primary medical care to our community and charge NO FEES for the service. They "charge" donations only. Needless to say I’m pumped that we can support them. Check them out at: https://thepwmc.org/