Saturday, Jun 28, 2014
This Event Took Place Sat. Jun 28, 2014

Kaniksu Ultras

Non-profit endurance runs held in the Lower Selkirk Mountain Range of the Colville National Forest, WA. For more details, visit: Please, come experience one of the most beautiful areas the Pacific Northwest has to offer.


NOTE: We are currently updating our website with the newest and most current information. We hope to be finished by December. Information on this page is the most accurate information regarding all three events.

Course Summary

The course travels across 40 miles of single track hiking/motorcycle trails and 10 miles of forest roads with over 7,800 feet of vertical gain.

Kaniksu 50-mile (K50) Course

The course is completed by running a 16-mile loop, an 18 mile out-and-back, and another lap around the 16-mile loop. The loop is very runnable and made up of single track trails used mostly by hikers and some dirt bikes. The out-and-back section climbs nine miles through the forest and ends on the rocky summit of Granite Peak. Participants will descend the same route back to our race headquarters in Frater Lake and head back out to complete the second 16-mile loop. There is a 16-hour cut-off.

Tall Trees Course (29km)

This 18-mile course is an absolute grind on the way up and a VERY fast run on the way down! Runners will start and finish at our Frater Lake Headquarters and run the out-and-back section (Granite Peak) of the K50 course. The trail is very runnable and boasts a 2,500’ vertical gain that consist of some of the best trails in the area. At the mid-point, runners will be awarded with one of the best views the area has to offer. There is a generous 8-hour cut-off for this course.

Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race

Training to fast pack, go farther on your next hunt? Then this is the race for you!!! The ruck/pack race is a relay race where 1-5 participants will complete one of 5 legs, carrying a minimum 35lb pack/ruck for males and 25lb for females packed with non-perishables food items. The ruck racers travel over the same course as the ultra. If you can hike a 24 minute per mile pace then you can do this event! Ruck racers have a 20-hour time limit to complete the course. This race event is to honor an Air Force SERE Specialist, Emory Corwine. Emory passed away in a motorcycle accident in Airway Heights, WA on his way to perform flag duty one early morning in June 2012. Emory was an amazing person. He was the guy you wanted your daughter to date and the leader we all wanted to be. He loved pushing himself and was always making others around him better. This race represents pain, and he would've loved it.

All proceeds from this event will go to the SERE Association. The SERE Association brings together Past, Present & future SERE community members & provides scholarships & emergency funds to military personnel in need. The event has also donated just under 3,000lbs of food to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank in Spokane, WA.

This year we are offering discount codes for 1-4 person ruck teams. Discount codes are as follows:
Solo Ruck: SOLORUCK (60%)
Two Person Ruck: TWORUCK (40%)
Three Person Ruck: THREERUCK (30%)
Four Person Ruck: FOURRUCK (15%)

Local time: 8:32 AM


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