Scenic summer trail runs in the Cascade Mountains of south central Washington near Yakima, WA (11th year). This out and back, single track trail, is tough and rugged with over 6,000 ft of elevation gain for the 50K. Don’t underestimate this one… Shorter 12K & 25 K options are available which follow the same route, all starting at Tree Phones Campground in the Ahtanum State Forest. There are views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams, open ridges and forested stretches, rocky and smooth forest trails. The higher mountain elevation keeps the temperatures down, but it can still get very warm by mid day. There will be aid stations with water, electrolyte drinks, and food at approximately 12K, 24K & 36K; nevertheless, runners are also advised to carry water and snacks with them. All 50K runners must pass the 36K checkpoint by 1 p.m. The 50K is an excellent training run for the White River 50 miler.
A unique finishers award to all; as well as a medal to top 3 men & top 3 women participating in each event!
WA State Discover Pass required for all vehicles Get Pass Here
Day of Race Check in @ Tree Phones C.G. 30 minutes prior to each race start time. There will be a short pre-race briefing prior to each race start.
Custom short sleeve T-shirt, tech fabric, $18, men's crew-neck or ladies scoop neck.
T-shirt orders received after June 30 might not be available on race day.
Food and beverages included for each participant after the race ($10 extra for each guest).
Take I-82 Exit 36 Valley Mall Blvd at Union Gap near Yakima, WA. Go .3 mile on E. Valley Mall Blvd to Main St. & turn left, go .5 mile to W. Ahtanum Rd. & turn right, stay on W. Ahtanum Rd. for 19 miles to Tampico, WA & take right fork in road onto N.F. Ahtanum Rd. until end of pavement (about 9.5 miles), continue straight onto M.F. Ahtanum Rd (A2000 Rd.) for 6 more miles to Tree Phones Campground. (Approx. 35 miles to Tree Phones from I-82.)
Local time: 6:59 AM