11 Years & Counting
2015 will mark the 11th year of the Capitol Peak races in Capitol Forest. These races are some of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest, laden with longstanding local pride and tradition, and in 2015 Rainshadow Running & Capitol Peak Ultras are joining forces to make both the Capitol Peak MEGA FATASS (January 17th!) and the Capitol Peak 50-mile & 55k something extra special. Capitol Peak and Rainshadow have a long history of friendship, collaboration, and camaraderie, and this year's event will be the Capitol Peak courses and race family traditions you've grown to love, with aid station support and a finish-line party in true Rainshadow style. We think it's an awesome, spring-time mix of the best of two ultra worlds, and we can't wait for April 26th!
The 50-mile will start at 7 AM, and the 55k will start at 9 AM at Margaret McKenny campground in Capitol Forest. There MAY be an early start option, but ONLY for 50-mile runners who expect to need longer than 12.5 hours to run 50 miles. The cut-off time for both distances will be at 7:30 PM.
Both the 50-mile & 55k are run on a mix of steep and runnable singletrack, through beautiful Capitol Forest and out to picture-worthy views of the surrounding snow-laden peaks and misty mountain valleys. There's a little something for everyone on these courses!
DNR WAIVERS & DISCOVER PASSES
Every runner will need to print, sign, and bring a DNR waiver with them to check-in on race-day. These waivers can be found on our website, via this link (just copy it paste it to a new browser window): http://www.rainshadowrunning.com/capitol-peak-50-mile--55k.html
Every runner who is also driving and parking a vehicle at Margaret-McKenny (the start/finish) will also need a DISCOVER PASS visible on their dashboard. You can (and should!) pre-purchase these day or annual passes (we recommend the annual pass, if you don't have one already) via this link (again, just copy and paste it into a new browser window): http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/
Every time you buy a Washington Discover Pass, you're supporting Washington State Parks. [Win-win!]
Everything else you need to know
Can be found at www.RainshadowRunning.com. Just click "Races" from the top navigation menu, and then scroll down to "Capitol Peak 50-mile & 55k" for course descriptions, maps, elevation profiles, information about Discover Passes (you'll need one!), and tons of other info!
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