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Welcome to the Ouachita Switchbacks 50K/25K.  Join our Facebook group for the latest information and to connect with new friends.  Join us on Facebook for updates and chat 

Hoping to be a Choctaw PACE race again this year.  Update soon.

Run The Toughest Marathon in Arkansas (Athens-Big Fork Marathon) and the Toughest Ultra in Oklahoma (Ouachita Switchbacks 50K) in January and receive the Arklahoma Tough Award.

If inclement weather occurs that makes travel dangerous in the immediate areas around Big Cedar, the race will be postponed until the following Saturday.  No refunds can be issued. 

The race is set for January 13th, 2024.  

The race will begin and end from the Pashubee Trailhead located near Big Cedar, Oklahoma.

10 Mile race is also included this year.  The course will start and finish with the others but will turnaround at the rock glacier.

AWARDS - Hoodies for all starters.  All finishers get a custom beer mug and bumper sticker.  50K finishers also get a custom trucker hat.  My mom makes handcrafted awards each year for top three overall and master in each race for male and female.  Added this year is also a Grandmaster division for male and female for those over 50.  Also this year, best blood award and DFL award.  Also special award for those who complete the hardest double in Arklahoma - Athens Big Fork Marathon and the Switchbacks 50K in January - Two of the Toughest Races in the Region - 

We are very much looking forward to another running of the Ouachita Switchbacks.  Unfortunately we had an unusual winter storm that forced us to cancel the 50K though we were able to host the 25K.  Really hoping for better weather this year but we will do all we can to ensure that both races are held this year.

Contact - If you have questions, please contact Race Director Tommy Brennan through ultra sign up.