The race takes place at Deception Pass State Park which is named for the narrow and dramatic channel of water that separates Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands in the northern Puget Sound. The area is famous for it's rugged coastline, steep cliffs, dense forests and great views. The race covers just about every inch of the park, running at times right at sea level and other times high above on bluffs and hills and twice crosses the pass itself via the historic Deception Pass Bridge which sits about 180 feet above the water.
Local time: 4:35 AM
There are no mountains or long climbs like many of our other Rainshadow Running Races, but make no mistake Deception Pass 50k is still a tough race with it's technical footing, narrow, twisty trails and at times steep grades. It maybe be one of our faster courses but it's still a good challenge!
Elevation gain: ~4300 Feet
Average Finishing Time: 6 to 7 hours
Click below for Course Map, Elevation Profile and Detailed Route Description.
Price is $100 and includes a post race party at the finish line, with wood-fired pizza, live bluegrass music, and plenty of food/drink! Friends and family eat and drink for free.
We do allow bib transfers, but they must be completed at least 7 days prior to race day. Instructions can be found on the policies page of our website.
Click the link below for the most recent Official Deception Pass Race Video by Project Talaria https://vimeo.com/projecttalaria