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Our mission at NCTRaces is to raise a charitable donation for our local chapter of the North Country Trail Association.  The Brule-St. Croix chapter of the NCTA is responsible for building, improving, and maintaining the North Country Trail in our area.  As runners, hikers, and nature enthusiasts this trail is essential to in our connection to nature.  It is our pleasure to help in any way possible, whether through donations, trail work, volunteering, or enrollment.

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Date: July 20th, 2024

Distances: 5k, 13.1, 26.2, 50/50 Mystery Ultra

Registration: Marathon: Ultrasignup Only

Location: 9988 E. Cty. Rd. A, Solon Springs Wi 54873 (closest address)

Registration:  UltraSignup and In Person (if spots are available.

Marathon Course Stats:

Surface: Single Track Dirt

Elevation Gain: Guess 2,000 ft.

Aid Stations: 3

Highland Aid Station- 6.5 miles

Gaylord Nelson Aid Station (Marathon Turnaround)- 13.1 miles

Highland Aid Station

Course Layout: Out/Back

Cutoff: 7 hours

Start Time: 7:00 am


2024 will be our first time offering the Marathon distance.  It comes as a result of wanting to move the Mystery race into the Ultra realm.  The Marathon is an iconic distance, and this is the perfect trail to do it.

The Marathon course follows the North Country Trail 100% (except for a short spur to the Highland Aid Station, and to the Gaylord Nelson Aid Station).  This course runs east from the Mississippi River Watershed to the Lake Superior Watershed, through nearly virgin pines, creeks, ridges, pine barrens, and valleys abound. 


The Gaylord Nelson Aid Station (runners visit this twice in a short time period as it is very close to the turn around location) will be directly off of Hwy. 27 and will have crew access available.

​​All race distances start and finish at Palmer's Landing. The Marathon course is an out and back route.

The Marathon with have a cutoff time of 7 hours.

Marathon Course Maps

Aid Station Chart (with cutoff times)

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