History of OPSF5050
Want to know the History of the OPSF5050 (from Bob Siscoe): Jeff Tincher started the race in 1993. It was a 50 mile loop race starting from rattlesnake campground. In 1996 Jeff moved the race to the horsemans camp. Mostly because of road conditions of surber road.
The course was changed several time in the first 5-6 years but has been the same since then until ITR changed it in 2014. We are not sure when the 50k and fun run were added. In 2002 Norm Carlson became race director. Norm had to give it up due to health problems. That was 2007-2008? when David Glass took it over and needed to stop it in 2012 for various reasons and 2013 didn’t happen.
Bob Siscoe and Terry Fletcher didn’t want it to end so it was revived in 2014. In 2017, Indiana Trail Running Association began directing and managing the event as a fund raiser for the club.
We think OPSF is the oldest ultra in Indiana.