This is where the real challenge begins!

Unfortunately we just learned that our medal manufacturer misplaced our order, and the 50k medals still need to be made and shipped. We'll keep you posted as things are resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience. We've been told that they may take 2 weeks... Once they come in the local runners will be able to pick up their medals at Runner's Soul on Clearwater, and the out-of-town runners will have theirs shipped to them. Again, we apologize.

Race Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Registration will open on November 1st, 2014!

Check in: 6:00-6:45am
Start time: 7:00am
Early start: 6:00am (contact race director if you want an early start)

Entry fee: $45 for trail race only, or $63 for race and technical fabric race shirt. This also includes one goody bag with an assortment of swag from event sponsors, chip timing, access to fully stocked aid stations, drop bag transport, post race meal, access to race photos, and a commemorative finishers medal.
Late registration: is from 3/10-3/28 and is $5.00 more.

Packet pick up: at Runner's Soul in Kennewick at 5020 W. Clearwater Ave. on Friday, March 27th, 2015 from 12pm-7pm.

Course: The course consists of footpaths, multi-use trails, dirt roads, and short stretches of pavement on and around Badger, Candy and Red Mountains.  The course is going to be an out and back.  The surface is a rough jeep track and nice single track. There are several steep 600'-900' climbs with the low elevation around 550' and the highest is at 1500'.  This region is unique in that there are very few native trees so a person can see for miles in all directions. Remember to dress adequately as it can be very windy on the ridges! (as runners from our 2014 race can attest to!)  A few sustained climbs make the cumulative elevation gain near 6,000'.

Aid: There will be aid stations at the following locations:
1. Start/Finish
2. West Badger
3. Kennedy Road (water & drop bags only)
4. Highway 224
5. Sunset Road (turnaround)
They're located every 3-6 miles and stocked with electrolyte drink and all the goodies you'll need.  It's recommended that you carry either a 16-20 oz. handheld water bottle, or a hydration pack with you.  It can be upwards of 90 minutes between aid stations.  Click here for the driving directions to crew-accessible aid stations.

Drop bags: If you need a drop bag for the 50K race, bring it to the race start with your name clearly marked on it, and we will have it waiting for you at the Kennedy Road aid station (at miles 7 and 24 of the 50K course).  You can use your drop bag to stash a coat that you wore from the start in case you get too warm, or to keep extra layers handy if the weather turns ugly.  Early starters can drop their headlamps at their drop bags here, too.

Cut-off: there will be an 9 hour cut-off for this distance. This will not be an easy course. It is recommended that those who run the 50k race have completed at least a marathon and have trained properly for the hills and rough terrain, or they will have a hard time.

Award: Special awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female finishers. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal to help signify their hard work .

The start and finish with an elevation profile of the whole course.

The middle section of the course.

The turn around. Please note that the course now drops off the SOUTH side of Red Mtn and goes to the Sunset Road aid station, then turns around and heads back. The map shown above is the old course that dropped off the north side of Red.
The entire course with an elevation profile.

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Train harder. Go further.