Like it's sister races, the Orcas Island 25K and 50K, this 100.8 mile loop course offers steep singletrack, rolling terrain around mountain lakes, fun and fast downhill sections through old-growth forest and sweeping views of the Salish Sea and the San Juan Islands. With ~26,000 feet of elevation gain (and equal loss), it's as tough as it is beautiful.
Runners will complete four 25.2-mile loops, each loop with five fully stocked aid stations. There is a 36-hour overall time limit, and cut-off times enforced throughout the last loop. There will be local beer, live bluegrass music and handmade pizza at the finish line!
This race is quickly gaining a reputation as being a low key, intimate race with a grass roots feel. The race has the majority of the same aid station volunteers back from previous years and due to the loop course, runners and volunteers get to know each other well. We also offer a free pasta dinner on Thursday during the mandatory pre-race briefing and an awards ceremony on Sunday at the local theater in Eastsound which means tons of group bonding time!
ALL entrants must have completed an organized trail 50-miler with at least 7,000 feet of gain between January 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019 OR an organized trail 100k with at least 8,500 feet of gain OR have completed any organized trail 100-miler between January 1st, 2018 and December 31st, 2019; there should be no confusion your qualifier is a “trail” run.
All 100-mile participants are also required to complete at least eight (8) hours of trail work between January 1st, 2019 - February 1, 2020. Volunteering at a trail race does not fulfill this requirement. For more clarification, please visit out website.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE
To see course maps, elevation profiles, and more information about the race, visit www.rainshadowrunning.com.
Local time: 8:15 AM
And check out the official race film from Project Talaria at https://vimeo.com/176703800