As with the relay, the ultra events are excellent venues for runners stepping up to a 50K or 50-mile distance for the first time. The trail is generally smooth without too much elevation, with very good support on the course.
For 50-milers there are six full aid stations and three mini food/water stations. For 50K participants, there are three full aid stations and two mini food/water stations. Of course everything that makes the ultras good for first-timers also makes it a fast and rewarding adventure for experienced ultra runners.
Categories are Open (under 40) and Masters (40+), for both men and women.
The event began as the “Falls to Gasworks Relay” in 1983, beginning at Mt. Si High School near Snoqualmie Falls and ending at Gasworks Park in Seattle. In 1999, the event was moved to the Snoqualmie Valley and was renamed the Mt. Si. Relay & Ultra Run. In 1999 the solo run was 52.1 miles, and in 2000 it was changed to a 50.0 miles. In 2003, a 50K solo run was added and the name was changed to Mt. Si Relay & Ultra Runs.
Local time: 5:55 AM