This Event Took Place Sun. May 22, 2011


Located on the east (SUNNY) side of the North Cascades - on the edge of the Chelan Sawtooth Wildereness, above the Methow River Valley - these courses offer great mountain trail running early in the year. The sun shines an average of 5 out of 7 days in the Methow Valley year-round, and for race-day, and (if historic races are any indication) you can expect sun and lots of it come race-day. In partnership with Methow Trails and Sun Mountain Lodge, we're proud for this to be the first and finest ultra in the Methow Valley.

All three Saturday distances feature all the things you'll be looking forward to in May: Sun, scenic vistas, runnable trails, wildflowers, and lots of FUN.

In 2016, the 100k, 50-mile & 50k will be SATURDAY, May 21st. The 100k starts at 5:30 AM, the 50-mile starts at 7 AM, and the 50k starts at 10 AM. All 100k runners will have 16 hours to finish, and all 50m will have 13 hours.

[The 25k & Kids 1k Fun Run will be SUNDAY, May 22nd, and is found on a separate registration page. The Kids 1k will start at 9:30 AM, and the 25k will start at 10 AM.]

Like all of our races, these are family friendly events, so if you have kiddos, feel free to sign your kiddos up ahead of time (or on race-morning) for Sunday's Kids 1k Fun Run. We'll have awesome bibs and donated prizes for them, and we'll get them started running at 9:30 AM, right before we start the 25k at 10:00 AM. (And registration for the Kids' 1k is free!)

After your race, hang out with friends while eating local pizza, drinking local beer, and listening to live bluegrass. Come see what Rainshadow Running is all about! Join our party in the Methow, with a little running thrown in for good measure, and when you go home, you'll be wondering: Why run anywhere else?


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See ya'll in the Methow in May!

Local time: 4:45 PM


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James Varner
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