Saturday, Jul 8, 2023

The Kan

Mt Spokane State Park

Spokane, WA 50k, 25k, 10K

This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 8, 2023

Overview

The Kan is back for its third year! Explore alpine meadows, huckleberry groves, and old pine forests as you weave through Mt. Spokane Ski Park and the best trails the State Park has to offer. Available at 50k, 25k, and 10k options, The Kan provides a mountain race feel but on a fast course. Stick around to celebrate after the event with food and drinks. Packet pickup will be at the Spokane Fleet Feet the night before. Just like last year, we will have chip timing for all distances! Check out the course maps/profiles on our website: ponderosaracing.com.

Upon finishing, all runners will receive a custom soft flask with our race logo! Cold beer will be provided by Lumberbeard Brewing and burritos will be provided by Old European (all included with race entry). Hangout after the race to cheer on other finishers and connect with the community! After all, we're all in it for the vibes ;)

NEW THIS YEAR: We will have a $2100 Cash Prize Purse! All athletes who finish on the podium (M/F) for each distance will win cash dollars. (College Athletes will be give an REI gift card for the same value) There will also be sports massages, restaurant gift cards, gym memberships, and other sweet prizes up for grabs! Bring your race face!

About

Ponderosa Racing exists to fill the gap in Inland Northwest trail and ultra running. We are a husband/wife duo striving to design local courses that inspire and create community through grassroots events.

50k

Starts at 7:00am on Saturday. July 6th, 2024.
The 50k provides 6,000ft of elevation gain- perfect for mountain lovers and flat speedsters alike. The course begins with a 6.8 mile loop, immediately dropping 1,400ft over 3 miles, then climbing Trail 110 back to the Start! After restocking at the Start Aid Station, runners begin a fast second loop (8 miles) on XC ski trails, cruising around Shadow Mountain. After restocking at the Start Aid Station a second time, runners begin the 25k course by traversing through the Ski Park then climbing up the Cat Track and Northwest Passage to the Summit!! After bombing down the backside switchbacks and hitting the 3rd Aid Station, runners circle Kit Carson then climb back to the same Aid Station. Finally, runners traverse through Bald Knob and bomb down to the Finish!

25k

Starts at 7:30am on Saturday. July 6th, 2024.
The 25k provides 3,300ft of elevation gain and comprises the second half of the 50k course. Runners begin by traversing through the Ski Park then climbing up the Cat Track and Northwest Passage to the Summit! After bombing down the backside ski run switchbacks and restocking at Aid Station 1, runners hit Day Mountain, circle Kit Carson, then climb back to the same Aid Station. Finally, runners traverse through Bald Knob and bomb down to the Finish!

10k

Starts at 8:00am on Saturday. July 6th, 2024.
The "10k" offers 1600ft of elevation gain and provides the full Mt. Spokane experience in just 7 miles! (Hence, the "10k")This course will be sure to satisfy beginners and experienced runners alike. You don't have to be a "runner" to do a trail race! Begin by traversing through the Ski Park and climbing 1,500ft directly to the Mt. Spokane summit. After restocking at the Summit Aid Station, runners descend down the backside switchbacks and around through Bald Knob!

Policies

Though unlikely, courses may change due to pending permits.
Ponderosa Racing will strive to execute their events at all costs. If unforeseen difficulties (pandemic, natural disaster, etc...) with the planned date arise, the race will be rescheduled. Refunds will not be given, but a partial credit may be given to racers on a case by case basis.

Event's current local time: 10:56 PM PT

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