Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 6:00 AM

Tiger Claw

High Point Trailhead

Issaquah, WA 22 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. May 4, 2019

Event Postponed

This event has been postponed from May 02, 2020. A new date has yet to be determined.


The 2020 Tiger Claw event on May 2nd has been postponed to a future date to be determined. Please visit for updates.


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. 25 miles with ~8500 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


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 2, 2020. 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.


To get a full rundown of the Tiger Claw experience and what sort of quality gear you get with registration, please visit


Waitlist Policy: If the race fills up, runners can add their name to the waitlist (new for 2020). If any registered runners cancel their registration and you are at the top of the waitlist, you may be invited to register and take their place. If you are invited, you will have 7 days to confirm and accept the invitation before we move down to the next position on the waitlist, so please check your ultrasignup email account! We want to maximize the number of runners who get to enjoy Tiger Claw & we're excited to have you!

If you have any additional questions or need more information, please visit:

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