Course and General Race Details
Set in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, this 28-year-old race offers spectacular views. Like "The Mountain" itself, though, the race stands as an ultimate test of mental character and physical endurance. Over the 50-mile distance, the racecourse rises and falls a staggering 8,700 feet (total elevation change: 17,400 feet). The race features rolling terrain, ridge tops, northwest forest, several sections of technical trails, and of course several demanding climbs and challenging descents.
Local time: 6:54 PM
The summertime in the Pacific Northwest is a glorious time, the weather is usually perfect and the trails are in great shape. We highly encourage folks to camp with us at the start/finish, there are lots of free, primitive, forested camping spots near the start/finish and with the river roaring nearby. There is also an optional pre-race pasta dinner that we'll host a few miles away at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, it does cost extra but your whole crew is welcome.