This year’s run


Hello HAT Run runners, volunteers, and fans,

Wanted to drop a line to say that WE REALLY MISS YOU!  Plus, we wanted to let you know as much as we can about the 2021 version of the race.  As we continue preparing for the race on Saturday March 20 2021 the only thing we know for sure is that things will be different!  For example, as of this writing we are still working with Maryland State Parks and Steppingstone museum to get approval to run the race.  Here is what we do know:

·         We will make decisions and adjust the event to maintain the safest conditions possible

·         We will be following all policies and procedures outlined by state and local governments

·         Registration will open JAN 1, 2021 at 12:00 EST

o   The number of registrants will be limited based on guidance from State and local authorities

o   We do not know the size

o   A wait list will be maintained

·         Ultra Signup will only place a hold on your credit card until we know for certain we are having the event.

·         It may be necessary to reduce the size of registered entrants as race day approaches.


o   More info to follow


2021 marks the 32nd annual running of this great ultra-marathon on the trails of Susquehanna State Park, located in Havre de Grace, MD.  The 50-kilometer course is mostly single-track trail with a mix of open fields, dirt road, and minimal paved road. Our course features a starting loop of 3.6 miles followed by two identical loops of 13.7 miles with nearly 4,300 feet of climbing throughout. Be ready for 4 stream crossings – these can be challenging depending on the water level (read: there is always the chance of getting wet feet!)

This Stepping Stone Museum is our race day headquarters as well as the start/finish line.  HQ is filled with spectators, volunteers, and of course, our esteemed RD’s waiting to encourage you at mile 17.3 and shake your hand at that glorious 31-mile finish-line.  Along the way, you’ll experience our world-renowned aid stations filled with everything you need to keep you hydrated, energized and inspired. If you aren’t running, volunteers and spectators are always welcome! 

Map to Race HQ

One last thing… the gear! We take pride in our high-quality runner swag.  Expect a gift from us both before AND after the race.  It’ll be a surprise, but we promise it’s worth the wait.  And, your HAT run will be topped off with the official HAT hat. Wear it with pride to celebrate your accomplishment!

Check out our Runners section for all the fine print (fees, policies, course map, etc).

We’ll be ready for you on March 20. Don’t miss this great ultra-run experience!


Our Ultra-Loving Race Directors

Registration opens January 1, 2021