Marathon Series for 2016 Solidified…

The IMBCS Marathon Series is now set for 2016.

Sugar Bottom’s Race Director, Mike Frasier, confirmed today that the date has now been set as May 22nd for the Special Event Marathon at Sugar Bottom. We will not hold one of our traditional XC race length races in conjunction on that particular date (instead – Sugar’s traditional length XC event will be held later in the season on August 21st).

This means that everyone who races XC and doesn’t normally participate in the marathon category has a chance to check out what it is like and have a go at a 4 hour event at Sugar Bottom.

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We were able to schedule our five Marathon Events for 2016 with enough recovery time between events for racers to bounce back (3 weeks minimum between events). A special thank you to all of our 2016 Race Directors and their volunteer crews for agreeing to host one of these 4 hour Marathon events: Noel Kehrt, Mike Frasier, Dave Roll,, and Bruce Brown.

Our five IMBCS Events that will feature the Marathon Category for the 2016 Series are as follows:

Beverly Fat Tire Frenzy – May 1

Beverly Park
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sunday, May 1, 2016

IMBCS Special Endurance Event – Sugar Bottom Marathon – May 22

Sugar Bottom Recreational Area, Coralville Lake
Solon, Iowa
Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Ingawanis Woodland Shreddfest – June 11

Bremer County Ingawanis Woodland
Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Whiterock Conservancy Liberty Bell Cup– July 2-3

White Rock Conservancy
Coon Rapids, Iowa
Saturday & Sunday, July 2-3, 2016

The Mullet Fall Classic – August 28

Lake Ahquabi State Park
Indianola, Iowa
Sunday, August 28, 2016

For our IMBCS racers that like to go long – we are proud to offer these five events for you in our 14th Season.

Here is the link to our full IMBCS 14th Season’s XC, Trail Run & Marathon Events for 2016.