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Deception Pass Half & Marathon
Orcas Island 50 mile, Marathon, Half
2019 Race Calendar
Life is too short to choose ordinary trail races, choose an adventure!
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to the limit every minute of every day. Do it, I say, whatever you want to do, do it now.” — Michael Landon
Click on the race name to go to their individual websites for more info!
April 13 Deception Pass Marathon/Half
Aug 10 Bigfoot 100k, 40mile, 20mile
Aug 10-14 Bigfoot 200 mile Endurance Run
Sept 13-17 Tahoe 200 Endurance Run
Sept 14 Tahoe 100k
Sept 15 Tahoe 25k
Oct 11-15 Moab 240 Endurance Run
The 100k: Sept 14, 2019
Saturday, Sept 8 at 6:30am Spooner Trailhead to Sierra a Tahoe Resort: The Tahoe 100k is a point to point exploration of the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Tahoe Basin. The route will take you on a magical journey from the East side of Lake Tahoe along the Rim Trail, through the mountains with views of Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada Mountains on an almost entirely single track course. 18hr cut off. Smooth trails with lots of granite and stunning views from the Tahoe Rim Trail. Part of the Salomon Running Academy and Festival!
The 25k: Sept 15, 2019
The Tahoe 25k is a fun and challenging race from the base of Homewood Mountain Resort all the way to Ellis Peak and Barker pass. If you love vert, we’ve got some vert for you! Homewood has some of the best and most expansive views of Lake Tahoe. Enjoy views of the largest alpine lake in the USA while climbing and descending this route and run along rocky Ellis Peak (see photo on this page) with views of the Crystal Basin, Loon Lake, and Desolation Wilderness. Part of the Salomon Running Academy and Festival!
Register Here Registration opens Nov 7 at 9am PST - Race is over 80% full as of Dec 1
Sept. 13-17, 2019 (Friday-Tuesday)
The Tahoe 200 is the largest 200 mile race in the USA and second largest in the world. The race fully circumnavigates Lake Tahoe using the iconic Tahoe Rim Trail, rated as one of the top trails in the world! Tahoe 200 was the first ever 200 mile single loop mountain race in the United States. The route goes through two states and three national forest through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The route occasionally detours off the TRT to explore aspen meadows, rock gardens of giants, small impossibly blue lakes, thick canopied forests, and long ridge lines with stunning views. The course is nothing less than magical.
Cougar, WA to Randle, WA
Register Here Registration is open
Race Dates: Friday, August 9 - Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The Bigfoot 200 traverses the Cascade Mountains and is the first point to point 200 mile trail race in the United States. The course traverses some of the most stunning, wild, remote and scenic trails in the Cascade Mountain range of Washington State. The race starts at Mt. St. Helens running through the desolation zone of this active volcano, over long ridge lines, high cliffs, bagging peaks, with views of some of the biggest volcanoes in Washington State: Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Oregon's Mt. Hood. The route is 206.5 miles with more than 50,000 feet of ascent and over 96,000 feet of elevation change. You won't find a more challenging 200mi race in the USA if you're looking for steep ascents, technical trails and remote terrain. We also offer a 100k, 40mile and 20 mile option! Please see website for more info:
Cle Elum, WA
Race Date: TBD
Welcome to Washington's 2nd oldest and classic ultra! Join fellow runners on the 21th annual Cle Elum Ridge 50k and 6th annual 25k. The Cle Elum Ridge trail races boast beautiful scenery along with challenging terrain. There's approximately 7000 feet of elevation gain for the 50k and 3700 feet of gain for the 25k. The route has stunning views of the Stewart Mountain Range to the North with classic Eastern Washington views.
Moab, Utah. Abajo Mountain Range & La Sal Mountains
Register here Registration opens Jan 1 at 9am PST
Race Dates: Friday October 11 - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019
The Moab 240 is a 238.3 mile footrace through the Utah desert, canyons, slick rock, two mountain ranges surrounded by Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. SOME SAY 200 IS THE NEW 100, WE SAY 240 IS. . . Join us on an exploration of Moab backcountry in one massive, single loop course. Route explores as far South as the Abajo Mountains in a truly epic adventure through mountains and desert terrain. This race was featured on Joe Rogan's podcast #1027, see it here.
Register here Registration open!
Race Date: Nov 2, 2019
The BTM is a stunning mix of trail running in Bellingham with lots of tough climbs on single track trails as well as fast interurban trails and a short road section. With over 5,000 feet of climbing, it is one of the toughest marathons in Washington! The race connects two of the most popular trail systems, Lake Padden and Chuckanut Mountain. Runners will enjoy lake and forest views of the city of Bellingham, the Cascade Mountain range, and Bellingham Bay from the Chuckanut Ridge. All finishers get a custom made medal and catered post race meal.
Race Date: Feb 23, 2019
Run past the serene Fragrance Lake, and when you think it can't get any better, you'll run through fields of sword fern and soak in all hues of green on the Rock Trail while running past towering rock faces and rocks as big as houses through a magical green forest above Lost Lake. You might even see a forest fairy or two, it's that magical.
The course also traverses the scenic and super technical Ridge Trail with views of the Cascade Mountains. This is no ordinary Half Marathon. It's tough with 3,300 feet of vert and almost entirely single track trails (except for at the start, which helps to spread people out before they hit single track). We'll have our usual post race festivities: a post race meal, local brews, and an awards ceremony!
The 50k course explores Chuckanut Mountain, Raptor Ridge, Pine and Cedar Trails & lakes and long and technical ridges. If you like climbing on smooth single track, you will love this route! The 50k has around 7k of climbing. Aid stations are about 5 miles apart, however there is a 9 mile section with no aid so please carry enough food/water/extra clothing! February weather can be cold and wet and occasionally we get snow - please be prepared for anything.
Oak Harbor, WA
Race Date: April 13, 2019
The Deception Pass Half Marathon & Full Marathon explores the coastal trails around the famous Deception Pass Bridge on the North end of Whidbey Island. Enjoy stunning water views while running through deep green forests, rocky coastline, and some of the sweetest PNW single track! We will have a post race BBQ and brews and awards.
Eastsound, WA Camp Moran State Park
Race Date: May 11, 2019
The trail races explore Moran State Park's many mountain lakes, wooded single track trails, and the 2,409 foot Mount Constitution on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. The trails offer views of the Cascade Mountain range to the East, surrounding islands, and American and Canadian cities. You can see Mount Baker dominating the skyline with its snow capped top rising out of the Cascades. A bank of clouds below the rocky cliff as you summit Mt. Constitution and green islands rising through the clouds like rocks in a wild sea make this race one of the most stunning trail 50 miler/ half and full marathons in the Pacific Northwest. On the summit, there stands a stone observation tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. The tower offers panoramic views of the sea, islands, mainland, and the Cascades.