For most runners, traveling to this race involves a ferry ride and a drive down US 101. It’s hard to get more Northwest than that — unless, of course, you throw in a run through big, damp mountains and some IPAs.
Welcome to the Olympic Mountains, a celebration of running in the Northwest.
You’ll start at a retired rock quarry at 2,600’ above sea level and grind your way to 5,800’. The high point of the course, a turn-around at the Buckhorn Wilderness boundary, offers huge views across the eastern slope of the Olympic range. Along the way, you’ll be treated to pines, rhododendrons, moss, a river named after a crab, and peaks still holding traces of snow.
The loop boasts 8,800' of climbing and is 74% single-track trail.
The 50M starts at the same rock quarry as the 50K at 2,600’. They share the same high-point, too, of 5,802’.However, the 50M travels down to the Dungeness River before taking runners on one of the biggest climbs of any 50M in the country — a 4,609’ grind over 12.4 miles.
Overall, the 50M has approximately 14,000' of climb.
Prices will not increase as race day approaches.
For 2020, the events will carry the following UTMB points:
50K: 3 points
50M: 4 points
Patagonia Capilene shirts are available for sale with the Olympics race emblem printed on the front. They are snazzy.
To learn more about the events, please visit 50K or 50M.
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