WHAT IS TIGER CLAW?
If you’re looking for a solidly difficult, early-year ass-kicking, this is it. Tiger Mountain, with its many summits, packs a brutal one-two punch - steep uphills followed by focused downhills. 22 miles with over 8200 feet of elevation gain on rugged Pacific Northwest terrain is a stout effort for even the most seasoned of trail runners. Tiger Claw is a unique challenge that puts you in control. It’s simple: there are three different climbs, each of varying length and difficulty, and one common descent. You get to pick the order in which you complete the loops. On each climb, you will use a unique timing device to track your loops and confirm that you do all three. Once your loops are complete, return to the finish and you will have tamed The Tiger!
A description of the full course and each loop can be found at http://runtigerclaw.com/
There are two aid stations: Lower and Upper. Both will have a variety of drinks and snacks - typical delicious ultra-fare. It is mandatory that you carry at least one water bottle. In an effort to make this race more environmentally sound we are minimizing trash. There will NOT be cups available at aid stations; instead we will provide water pitchers to easily fill your bottles or collapsible race cups. It is suggested that you also carry special food needs, because aid stations will be stocked with basic race foods.
The race will start at 6:00am on May 4th. You will have an ample 9 hours to complete Tiger Claw. You must leave the Lower Aid Station on your final loop by 12:30pm. You must reach the Upper Aid Station and start your final descent by 2pm.
If you have any additional questions or need more information, please visit: http://runtigerclaw.com
Local time: 6:15 PM