World Championship Fifty Furlong


5.5-ish miles of rolling country hills during the last fury of winter. Ok, maybe it’s only 44 furlongs this year – that’s good news, right?

Date and Time

March 2019 – Details to come!


Paoli Pub & Grill – 6893 Paoli Rd, Belleville, WI

How Much

$10, includes post-run beer & awards


Q: What the hell is a Furlong?

A Furlong is a measure of distance in imperial units and U.S. customary units equal to one-eighth of a mile, equivalent to 220 yards, 660 feet, 40 rods, or 10 chains. Five furlongs are approximately 1 kilometre. Since the original definition of the metre was one-quarter of one ten-millionth of the circumference of the Earth (along the great circle coincident with the meridian of longitude passing through Paris), the circumference of the Earth is about 40,000 km or about 200,000 furlongs.

Q:  Why 50 Furlongs?

Why not?


Race Director: Melanie Barwise