2020 Race to be Postponed to Fall 2020
Due to the COVID-19 virus spreading across the country and based on the CDC and Washington State Department of Health guidelines for large events, this race has been cancelled for the original May 9th, 2020 date. We are currently working to postpone the race to the fall, but we are still in the stages of getting permission from both our site venues and all permitting agencies.
As soon as we have more information for the registered runners, we will send an email, hopefully by the end of the week (March 20th) with what cancellation options we have available for runners.
Located on the eastern, and sunny side of the North Cascades - on the edge of the Chelan Sawtooth Wildereness, above the Methow River Valley - these courses offer great mountain trail running early in the year. You can expect fields of wildflowers, beautiful, snow-capped peaks of the Cascades in the distance, and stunning single-track. In partnership with Methow Trails and Sun Mountain Lodge, we are happy to offer a well supported and scenic race.
The 50M is a loop course and takes place on Saturday May 9th, 2020. The start and finish area will be located at the Patterson Lake Cabins (just next door to the old start/finish line). Runners will finish right on the lawn in front of the lake which will be perfect for cooling yourself off when you complete your race!
As with any Rainshadow Running race, there will be plenty of wood-fired pizza, craft beer, and live bluegrass music to soothe those tired muscles!
Post Race Festivities
We do not offer finisher medals at any of our races, but instead choose to spend that money on providing a one-of-a-kind post race celebration. Runners, volunteers, and their friends/family get all the wood-fired pizza, local craft beer, snacks and other non alcoholic drinks they want and we always bring in a band to provide free live music at the finish line! We strive to create a sense of community where people want to hang out, cheer on their fellow runners, and share trail stories. Our finish line will be just as festive when the last runners cross the finish line as when the winners come through.
Rainshadow Running hosts numerous races throughout the year, all in beautiful place across Washington and Oregon. To find more information about each Rainshadow Running race, please visit our website. While you are there, be sure to check out the Sun Mountain 50 mile race page which has all the nitty gritty details about race day!
Local time: 7:07 AM
The race directors are James Varner and Elizabeth Reese.