Due to the remote, mountain environment and challenging aspect of this course, it is required to have completed at least one 50K prior to race day.
Mandatory Race Gear
lightweight jacket, emergency blanket, whistle, ability to purify water, means to carry at least 40 oz of water.
This rugged, remote and challenging 50K+ course is run entirely on single-track trails, circumnavigating Mt St Helens. All but 4.5 miles are run on the Loowit Trail. Racers travel over lava and pumice fields, cross rivers, run through the blast zone as well as through dense forest. In all, the course involves ~6700 ft of elevation gain and loss.
Local time: 7:57 AM