Located on the eastern, and 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. You can expect fields of wildflowers, beautiful, snow-capped peaks of the Cascades in the distance, and stunning single-track. In partnership with Methow Trails and Sun Mountain Lodge, we are happy to offer a well supported and scenic race.
The 50K is a loop course and takes place on Saturday May 19th, 2018. The 25K will take place on Sunday, May 20th. We will also offer a Kids 1K on Sunday morning before the 25K.
With ~4800 feet of elevation gain, this is a good entry level 50K event.
The start and finish area has moved to the Patterson Lake Cabins (just next door to the old start/finish line). Runners will finish right on the lawn in front of the lake which will be perfect for cooling yourself off when you complete your race! As with any Rainshadow race, there will be plenty of wood-fired pizza, craft beer, and live bluegrass music to soothe those tired muscles!
Lottery and Registration
Due to how quickly the race sells out, registration for this race is a lottery. All runners interested in participating in the race will need to register on Ultrasignup between November 1st and November 10th. Once the lottery is closed, we will draw names and announce the entrants list no later than November 15th. No credit cards will be charged until the lottery closes and names are drawn. If your name is not drawn, there is no charge to your credit card.
We offer a group option for runners who want to ensure everyone in their party gets into the race together. Everyone interested in being part of a group registration will register via Ultrasignup and will select the GROUP option. You will type in the group name your party has selected. That group will get ONE ticket for the lottery. If the group name is drawn, everyone registered under that group name will get into the race. If that group name is not drawn, NO ONE registered under that group name will get into the race. This option was created for those who might be traveling from far away and would not want to run the race if their friend/family member did not get in.
Runners can cancel their registration and receive a percentage of their entry fee back as a credit towards a future Rainshadow race. Runners also have the option to transfer their bib to another runner. All bib transfers must be completed by both parties on Ultra Signup at least 7 days PRIOR to race day. For instructions visit our Policies page on our website www.rainshadowrunning.com.
Can be found at www.RainshadowRunning.com.
Local time: 7:00 PM
See ya'll in the Methow in May!