2017 Crystal Mountain Sky Marathon Canceled Due to Fire
We are sorry to announce the cancelation of the 2017 Crystal Mountain Sky Marathon! Pre-registered runners and volunteers have been contacted by email with more details.
Crystal Mountain Resort and Crystal Mountain Boulevard are currently closed. The resort, and surrounding Forest Service land, are under level 3 evacuation status. Rainier National Park has also closed the Sunrise/Stevens canyon entrances and surrounding trails. The smoke and wind has made it impossible for the Forest Service to be proactive with air recon to slow the spreading of the fire, although the local fire department has been able to protect the structures in, and around, Crystal Mountain Resort.
26 miles (42km) and 9401' (2865m) of climbing. Low point 2741' (835m). High point 6802' (2073m). Average elevation 5117' (1560m). The course includes approximately 24 miles (38.6km) of technical, mountainous single track trail and 2 miles (3.2km) of barely drivable dirt road. Max slope 44.1%, -49.4%. Ave slope 12.7%, -12.3% (650'/mile or 198m/mile). Trails are in the Silver Creek drainage, on US Forest Service Land, around the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort. There will be 4 aid stations featuring water, energy gel, electrolyte drink, fruit, and other snacks.
Local time: 9:48 AM