THE MAAH DAAH HEY 50 RACE COURSE TAKES YOU ACROSS ONE OF THE MOST MAJESTIC SINGLETRACK ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD, WITH MILES OF UNINTERRUPTED TRAIL THROUGH THE HEART OF THE RUGGED BADLANDS. THIS AIN’T NO WALK IN THE PARK.
Best option for the “average” to “above average” racer that still might want to be able to take the kids on a hike in Theodore Roosevelt National Park the day after the race. Just about any serious mountain biker can ride 50 miles if they really put their mind to it. With no river crossing, this is an awesome option to choose to challenge your skills and push your limits to the max. This race is EXTREME death or serious injury could occur, race at your own risk!
August 5th | 6AM MDT | Aid Station 2 | Little Missouri River
Ian Easton | 5:08:47
Course Map | Download PDF
Registration opens on January 1st.
Schedule of Events
All times are listed in MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME! Most of the course is in the MDT zone, however, we are right on the edge of the Central Daylight Time Zone so your phones & GPS units may jump back and forth. Please plan accordingly. We recommend setting your devices on permanent MDT zone to avoid any confusion. If you’re not already confused enough, Watford City operates on CDT zone, but for simplicity: ALL RACE TIMES ARE LISTED IN MDT!!!
All racers must check in at Packet Pickup the night before the race. We host packet pickup at two locations: MDH100 and MDH75 participants must pick up their packets in Watford City; MDH50, MDH25, and MDH13 participants must pick up their packets in Medora. If you need to arrange an emergency race morning Packet Pickup please contact us 48 hours in advance at nick@experienceLAND.org
4pm – 8pm Packet Pickup at the Roosevelt Inn & Suites
(600 2nd Ave SW Watford City, ND 58854)
4pm – 8pm Packet Pickup at Dakota Cyclery Bike Shop
(356 Main St. Medora, ND 58645)
4pm-8pm Pasta Feed, Chuckwagon Patio
Included in your registration is our drop bag service. You may send your own pre-packed bag to each of our three major Aid Stations and the Finish Line. Bags may not be bigger than an average sized plastic grocery bag, they must be well sealed with a zipper, draw string, zip tie, etc… Small backpacks, small duffle bags, Ziploc bags, or other durable plastic bags all work well. All drop bags must be clearly labeled with your name, racer number, and the location you want it sent to. Bags may contain your food, sports drink mix, spare tubes, spare parts, socks, CO2, tools, etc. Please keep your bags as light as possible, 20 lbs or less, anything over will not be accepted. It helps to NOT pack items that are already offered at the Aid Stations like water, fruit, etc. At the Aid Stations your drop bags will be laid out in numerical order according to the race plate numbers. ALL DROP BAGS MUST BE APPROVED AND PLACED IN THE PROPER CONTAINER AT THE PACKET PICKUP LOCATIONS BEFORE 9PM ON FRIDAY NIGHT. No late bags will be accepted. We will have hundreds of drop bags to deliver to our Aid Stations, please respect and obey our guidelines. All drop bags will be returned to the finish line for your retrieval. Thank you!
3:30am Pilot car to the MDH50 Starting Line departs from Chimney Park
4:00am Pilot car to the MDH75 Starting Line departs from the Roosevelt Inn
4:00am Pilot car to the MDH25 Starting Line departs from Chimney Park
4:30am Pilot car to the MDH100 Starting Line departs from the Roosevelt Inn
5:00am Arrive at the starting area
5:00am Coffee, bananas, and cinnamon rolls provided at MDH100 Starting Line by Smiling Moose Deli
5:15 – 5:45am MANDATORY Racer Check-in at Starting Line
5:30am Hidden Springs Java in Medora open
5:45am Line up at starting line according to your estimated pace
5:50am National Anthem and final instructions
6:00am SHARP Gun Start! Pace, pace, pace yourself.
9:00am Massage Tent at Finish Line open until 10pm.
10:00am Food Tent opens at the Finish Line Area
11:00am MDH25 Award Ceremony at the Finish Line
2:00pm MDH50 Award Ceremony at the Finish Line
4:30pm Kids Races at the Finish Line Area
5:00pm MDH75 Award Ceremony at the Finish Line
8:00pm MDH100 Award Ceremony at the Finish Line
Midnight Race Course is closed!
This race [The Maah Daah Hey 50] is taking place on the Little Missouri National Grassland under a Special Use Permit from the USDA Forest Service.The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and, where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice). TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or the Federal relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.