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
Taking 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 25k 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!
Elevation gain: ~3000 Feet
Average Finishing Time: 3 to 4 hours
Click below for Course Map, Elevation Profile and Detailed Route Description.
We do allow bib transfers, but they must be completed at least 7 days prior to race day. Instructions can be found on the policies page of our website.
Runners have the option to add on a technical race t-shirt or cotton blend race t-shirt during registration.
Click below for the most recent Official Deception Pass Race Video by Project Talaria
This race is sold out and there is no wait list. For information on bib transfers and for cancellations/deferments, please refer to the policies page on our website (www.rainshadowrunning.com).
Post Race Festivities
The price of the 25K is $90. None of our races offer finisher medals, but instead we put that money towards free beer (and other non alcoholic drinks), free all you can eat wood-fired pizza, and free live music at the finish line. This is all free for all runners, their friends and family, and volunteers. Our amazing pizza crew, Pizza Rocks, can accommodate all dietary requests (vegan, gluten free, vegetarian) so just let them know your preferences and they will make a special pizza just for you!
Local time: 11:42 PM
We strive to create a community event rather than just a race, so bring your family and friends, hang out afterwards, share trail stories, and cheer on your fellow runners, all while enjoying free food and drink in beautiful Deception Pass State Park!