The Wilson Creek Frozen 50k offers a unique, winter running experience on the stunning Wilson Creek trail system, 30 minutes south of Nampa, Idaho. Runners will traverse the Reynolds Creek gorge along the China Ditch and summit Wilson Peak. These trails showcase southwest Idaho at its finest during a time of year when most people are watching the elements from the warmth of their homes. If you are looking for an epic adventure, you will not be disappointed.
The 20 mile loop contains 4500′ of elevation gain and the 10 mile loop contains 1500′ of elevation gain for a total 6000′ of elevation gain for the 50k. The 50k is a combination of the two loops.
The 2020 Wilson Creek was dedicated to Dwight Schuh, my dad, who passed away about 2 weeks after the 2019 race. It’s always really been his…he introduced me to Wilson Creek and Reynolds Creek in the early 90’s before it was a thing. One time we encountered another runner and were shocked. Dwight ran the first Fatass Wilson Creek 50k in 2011. At 68, he won his age group in 2014 (10 mile) and also finished in 2012. If you’re interested, you can read his obituary here or about his career here.