Ice Age 50k Race Report – Natalie Weeks

Race: Ice Age 50K

Runner: Natalie Weeks

Race Date: 05/13/2023

Location: LaGrange, WI

Results: 5:18 – 7th woman overall

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

Photo: Jeff Crosby

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

This race is so well organized, a well-oiled machine with the best aid stations, beautiful course and great swag!

At 10 months postpartum I was able to come within 4 minutes of my personal best at this distance. I was so pleasantly surprised in my ability to perform at this race with trying to navigate a full time job, training, and being a new mom.

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

Lots of hills, but not very technical for the 50K course.

Competition – Is there a strong field?

Very strong field, people come from all over to do this amazing race.

Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.

The registration fills up within minutes sometimes, you have to be sitting on your computer!

How’s the Swag?

Amazing. Cool keychain for 50K and belt buckles for the 50M.

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?


Photo: Jimmy FD