Pre-Race Briefing

Some things to keep in mind for the race:

Aid Stations are spaced apart enough that you will want to carry plenty of water, food, and extra clothes. It can get cold on the ridge trail, especially if it's raining. Please study the maps ahead of time so that you know where to expect aid. We recommend that you carry a minimum of 2 (20oz) water bottles. The 50k has a 10.5 mile section with just a water only in that section. Please read our page on AID STATIONS for more info. 

You are responsible to know the course. There is always the possibility that someone or something might remove race markings.  Knowing the course ahead of time and/or bringing a course map with you is key. The course is on Green Trails maps #240 (Easton, WA) and #241 (Cle Elum, WA). You can purchase Green Trails Maps online or at local outdoor stores. You can get the route from our maps HERE or see our caltopo map here where you can get export the GPX tracks and put them on your phone/device (via an app like Gaia).


The course is marked in pink ribbons and yellow arrow signs. On occasion there are signs that instruct the 25k to do one thing and the 50k to do another. Please read all signs carefully so as to not go the wrong way!


You should see pink ribbons every 1/2 mile on the entire course. If you don't see them every 1/2 mile you are probably off course. Retrace your steps and get back on course. Sections of the course with fewer turns are marked less. 


We share the trails with other users, please be kind and courteous to them.


Please drop trash ONLY in trash receptacles.  As a good steward of the trail, we expect you to pick up trash that you see on the trail.  Someone has most likely accidentally dropped it and you will get bonus karma for helping keep the trails clean.


The 50k starts at 7am in the Taneum Junction Campground
The 25k starts at 9am in the Taneum Junction Campground

Finish of both races is in the campground (follow the signs)

We'll have a post race party with a great food and drinks


If you need to drop from the race, you MUST tell a race official. We are tracking you through all the aid stations and need to know if you drop so we don't send Search and Rescue out to find you! 

Please be kind and thank our volunteers when you get the opportunity. They have given up their weekend to help you have a great race!