It's FatAss Time at Capitol Peak!
It's that time of year when you just need to get out and run up a mountain in cold and wet conditions.. This year, the Capitol Peaks Mega Fat Ass is an Olytrailrunners Race. We are returning to the old course and the old low key approach that makes this Fat Ass so much fun!
The Capitol Peak MegaFatAss has two distance options, 17miles or 34 miles.That is, either one or two loops of our course up to the peak. Since this is a Fat Ass, there is no aid stations except some water, no awards, or T shirts! You will need to be self supported, so no WHINING! There will be post race soup provided that you bring a can of Chicken Noddle Soup or a box of Butter Nut Squash soup to throw in the pot! The Capitol Peak Mega Fat Ass is a fundraiser for the Friends of Capitol Forest, the group that maintains these great trails we run on. And we also donate to the South Sound Mobile Search and Rescue, so you know your race fee is going to a good cause! If you like, we'll also be taking additional donations on race-day.
The 14th Annual Capitol Peak Mega Fat Ass will be run Saturday, January 21st, 2016.
We'll have two different distances: a 17-miler & a 34-miler.
New Start/Finish: Due to snow, we are moving the start/finish of the MegaFatAss down to Margaret McKenny Campground, 10900 Waddell Creek Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512
The start remains at 8 AM. Check in begins at 7:00 AM and every runner will need to sign & bring both a DNR Waiver and Waiver Release Form with them to check-in.
DISCOVER PASS: Everyone will need to separately purchase a Discover Pass to park your car at the Fall Creek area which is also the start/finish area. You can buy an annual pass for $30, or a day-pass for $10. Please purchase online before you drive to the start!
The DNR enforcement officer will be checking for Discover Passes displayed in your front window otherwise he will write you a ticket!. For a list of places where you can buy Discover Passes, visit: http://discoverpass.wa.gov/
COME PREPARED TO RUN IN WINTER CONDITIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: RAIN, SNOW, FOG, HIGH WINDS, ETC.(No Refunds!)
Local time: 5:02 AM
Start/Finish at the Fall Creek Day Use Area. Head up Greenline to top of the trail, take a right on the road, (Water aid station) follow to Yellow gate road up to Capitol Peak. Circle around the tower fence, back down the road to the Crestline trail, follow Crestline to the end (Water aid station), follow Wedekind trail to Greenline. Turn right on Greenline to Finish. If you want to do 50K, check in at the Start/Finish and run the loop again! The course is a little long, so no complaints!