Welcome to Old Cascadia. These majestic trail races will take you to some of the oldest summits in Oregon for an unforgettable race experience. The Cascade Mountain Range is really two ranges in one. The familiar High Cascades are a young range of soaring, snow-capped active volcanoes, that include peaks like Mt Jefferson and Mt Hood - which can be seen from the course. However, the High Cascades owe their elevation to the westerly Old Cascades, the ancient, deeply eroded mountains that formed the foundation of the high peaks tens of millions of years prior. The extinct volcanoes of the Old Cascades are renown for their lush rainforests, brilliant meadows and prolific wildlife. Each race offers running through such landscapes along with sweeping views, creek crossings and big climbs all the while running on some of the best single-track trails Oregon has to offer.
The 50 mile is a lollipop-style course. You will start off tagging the summit of Crescent Mountain that has amazing views from north to south. You will then do a massive 50K loop before another climb up Crescent Mountain and then a final buttery downhill to the finish. Consists of 93% single track, 3% two-track, 2% paved road and 2% dirt road with 6 fully stocked aid stations. Total elevation gain is 14000ft and 14000ft of loss. You have 17 hours to be an official finisher. See website for detailed cut-offs.
The 50K will do the "Epic Loop" - what the 50mile race does - but without the "stem". You will summit Pyramid Peak and Scar Mountain. It's called the Epic Loop for a reason! Run it and find out! This course consists of 85% single track and 15% of two-track/gravel road. There will be 4 fully stocked aid stations with 9300ft of gain and 9300ft of loss.
The 20mile will consist of the last 20miles of the 50M course. It has 92.5% single track trails, 5% paved road and 2.5% dirt road. Total elevation gain is 5800ft with 6800ft of descent with 2 fully stocked aid stations. The views are unmatched on this shorter race - with epic climbs and descents.
There are no transfers to other runners. No exceptions. Runners who must cancel their registration more than 30 days prior to the race can opt for a 50% credit toward the same event the following year. If your cancellation is 30 days or less from your race day, there is no credit, no refund, no transfer. No exceptions. Rest assured, your registration fee will be supporting a great race beneficiary.
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