Deception Pass Park Beauty
The 2019 race is sold out and there is no wait list. We do allow our runners to transfer their bibs, so please visit our cancellations page on our website for more details: http://www.rainshadowrunning.com/cancellations.html
The race takes place at Deception Pass State Park which is named for the narrow and dramatic channel of water that separates Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands in the northern Puget Sound. The area is famous for it's rugged coastline, steep cliffs, dense forests and great views. The race covers just about every inch of the park, running at times right at sea level and other times high above on bluffs and hills and twice crosses the pass itself via the historic Deception Pass Bridge which sits about 180 feet above the water.
There are no mountains or long climbs like many of our other Rainshadow Running Races, but make no mistake Deception Pass 50k is still a tough race with it's technical footing, narrow, twisty trails and at times steep grades. It maybe be one of our faster courses but it's still a good challenge!
Post Race Festivities
None of our races offer finisher's medals, but instead that money goes to providing free beer, free handmade wood-fired pizza, and free live music to all of the runners, their friends and family, and all of the volunteers. We strive to create a community feel to our events where people want to hang out afterwards, share trail stories, and cheer on their fellow runners. The finish line will be just as festive for the last runner as it is for the first finisher.
Our amazing pizza crew can accommodate any dietary request (vegan, gluten free, vegetarian) so just ask them for something special and they'll whip it right up!
More Info & Other Rainshadow Running Events
We host 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 Deception Pass 50K race page which has all the nitty gritty details about race day, including elevation profile, aid stations, cut off times and much more!
Local time: 4:55 AM