The Kaniksu 50 is looped endurance run held in the Lower Selkirk Mountain Range of the Colville National Forest, WA. In conjunction with the 50 mile race is the Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race. This is a relay race where 5 participants wear a weighted pack (35lbs for males, 25lbs for females) splitting the distance up in 5 relay legs. Both events happen on the same course at the same time. The race course travels over 40 miles of single track hiking/motorcycle trails & 10 miles of forest roads with over 7,800 ft of elevation gain. Racers get a tri-blend t-shirt, a logo specialized purist water bottle, a post race dinner and swag bag. All finishers receive a very unique finishers award. Age group awards will be awarded 3 deep in 10 year increments for the 50 miler and the ruck racers have special categories explained on the website. Winners get extra swag from our sponsors and the sweetest of trophies. Big thanks to our sponsors!! Hammer Fuels, Mountain Gear, SAYIWONT, Atomic Threads, Out There Monthly & Combat Flip Flop. Honestly, It is the best deal in all of the Northwest. Please, come experience one of the most beautiful areas of the Pacific Northwest and be sure to check out kaniksu50.com for ALL the details.
Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race
The ruck race is a relay race where 5 participants will each complete one of 5 legs ,carrying a minimum 35lb pack/ruck for males and 25lb for females, over the same course as the ultra. This race event is to honor an Air Force SERE Specialist, Emory Corwine. Emory passed away in an 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.
Local time: 7:37 AM
All proceeds from both races will go to "That Others May Live Foundation." That Others May Live Foundation provides critical support, scholarships, and immediate tragedy assistance for the families of United States Air Force Rescue Heroes who are killed or severely wounded in operational or training missions.The event has donated over 1,900 pounds of food to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank in Spokane and recently raised $1500 for the family of a fellow survival instructor Colten Lauterbach. Colten passed away in the summer of 2015 in a motorcycle accident in Spokane.