WELCOME! LET'S RUN SOME WINTER TRAILS!
Come join in on the fun of running one of the Pacific Northwest's oldest and most beloved fat asses! The Capitol Peak Mega Fat Ass! takes place in Capitol State Forest, near Olympia, Washington, where ancient mountains meet the Puget Sound and all the trails are equal parts scenic and tough. In 2015, the Capitol Peaks Mega Fat Ass! will be a Rainshadow Race, so you can expect awesome organization, top-notch volunteers, and spirited high-fives and enthusiasm waiting for you at the finish-line. This "race" originally started with James & John scouting trails around Olympia so many years ago, and in 2015 Rainshadow Running is psyched to be jumping back in to lend their organization and resources to the event to make it an even more memorable one.
Fat Ass means good, old-fashioned, unsupported fun! No awards. No t-shirts. No aid. No frills and NO WHINING!
We'll have water and high-fives for you out on the course and that's about it. Anything else you'll want and need to rock 17 or 34 miles: You'll need to bring and carry with you.
The Capitol Peak Mega Fat Ass! is BYOSoup. Bring a can of chicken noodle (or otherwise chicken-ish soup) and/or a can or box of butternut squash soup for the finish-line. We'll take care of the rest!
In addition to being awesome and affordable, the Capitol Peak Mega Fat Ass! is also a fundraiser for Friends of Capitol Forest, so the part of your registration fee that doesn't go to permitting costs will go toward a donation to Friends of Capitol Forest, and we'll be taking additional donations on race-day.
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED KNOW:
The 13th Annual Capitol Peak Mega Fat Ass! will be run Saturday, January 17th, 2015.
Local time: 5:43 AM
We'll have two different distances: a 17-miler & a 34-miler, and both will start at Margaret McKenny Campground at 8 AM. Check in begins at 7:00 AM and every runner will need to sign & bring both a DNR Waiver and Waiver Release Form with them to check-in.
DISCOVER PASS: Everyone will need to separately purchase a Discover Pass to park your car at the Margaret McKenny Campground which is also the start/finish area. You can buy an annual pass for $30 [best deal!], or a day-pass for $10. Please purchase online before you drive to the start!
Discover Passes are required to access Capitol Forest and other State lands. For a list of places where you can buy Discover Passes, visit: http://discoverpass.wa.gov/
COME PREPARED TO RUN IN EPIC & POTENTIALLY HARSH WINTER CONDITIONS: RAIN, SNOW, FOG, HIGH WINDS, ETC. [See also: Cotton is rotten!]