Race Info


CLE ELUM RIDGE 25k & 50k--- September 23rd, 2017
Registration Opens March 2 at 5pm. We will have day of race registration as well. All finishers receive a finisher's medal! First 75 registered runners receive a pint glass. 
REGISTER HERE


Introduction
Welcome to Washington's 2nd oldest and classic ultra!  Join fellow runners on the 20th annual Cle Elum Ridge 50k and 5th annual 25k.  The Cle Elum Ridge trail races boast beautiful scenery along with challenging terrain.  There's approximately 7000 feet of elevation gain for the 50k and 3700 feet of gain for the 25k.
Photo by Glenn Tachiyama
Limited Entry: Race is limited to 300 runners between the 25k and 50k, that's a total of 150 runners per distance.  We recommend you sign up ahead of time to guarantee that you get in the race. Online registration ends at 10:00pm on September 15, 2017.  We will have day of race registration if there is still space.

Registration: Registration for the 2017 event opens on March 2 at 5:00pm on Ultrasignup. REGISTER HERE. We will have day of race signup if the race doesn't sell out.  Please check out our Policies before registering. We do not refund entry fees. Transfers allowed for 1 race within 12 months.

When: Saturday, September 23th, 2017

6:30am Check-in for both races begins
8:00am 50k Start (no early start, sorry!)
9:00am 25k Start

Where: Wenatchee National Forest, south of Cle Elum, WA. The Start/Finish area is at the Taneum Junction Campground and the courses use the following trails: the South Cle Elum Ridge(#1326) and the North Fork Taneum Creek (#1377). The Green Trails Maps #240 and #241 show the entire course. Click here for Driving Directions

Training Plan: Cascade Endurance offers some of the best training programs that will help you break through a plateau or help your run faster and injury free by stressing the body in the correct way. Is the 50k distance new to you? Do you want to run your fastest 50k? Check out this awesome training plan that will keep you on track during your training: Cascade Endurance Training Plan for Cle Elum Ridge 50K 

T-Shirts: An athletic t-shirt with the race logo on the front and the elevation profile on the back. Available in men's and women's sizes. Shirts can be purchased in advance for $25 through Ultrasignup when you register for the race, or $30 day of race. We do not mail shirts, you must pick them up at the race. We also do not refund shirts. Please realize you are taking a risk when you buy one that you may not attend the race and therefore will not be able to pick it up.  For more info on our policies, visit our policies page. Shirts will also be for sale at the event.

Cost: Includes post race meal for you and your family, a finisher medal for finishers and fully marked course.
Early Bird Registration, Price from March-April 30: $70 for 25k, $85 for 50k
Regular Registration, May 1-July 31: $80 for 25k, $95 for 50k
Late Registration, August 1-Sept 15: $90 for 25k, $105 for 50k

What's at the Aid Stations
We will have energy gels, candy, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit (most likely bananas and watermelon), potato chips, Electrolytes, soda, and cookies. There will also be plain water and water with electrolyte Brew at all the aid stations.  Aid station labeled "water only" will only have water.  

MAPS: revised as of 9/4/13, can be found HERE

50k
mi 9.6 Aid Station #1, DROP BAGS for 25k & 50k**
mi 14.5 Aid Station #2
mi 21 Aid Station #3, WATER ONLY
mi 25 Aid Station #4, DROP BAGS for 50k only**
mi 33 Finish

25k
mi 7.6 Ridge Aid, DROP BAGS (must be at the start line by 7:15 AM sharp!!!)**
mi 18 Finish

DROP BAGS 
Only allowed at the first aid station and finish line.
Drop bags should be no larger than a shoe box.  You don't need drop bags but some people are particular about what they eat/drink or they want some extra clothes on the course. Please note that you are responsible to remember to pick up your drop bag from the finish line after the race. We do not send drop bags if you leave them, they are donated to a local charity or thrown away depending on how gross they are.
Drop bags must be brought to the start of the race by a certain time, see the times listed below so you know when to get your bags to the start/finish.
If you bring them after the time listed below, we cannot bring them to the aid for you.  You may not be able to pick up the drop bags until the aid station is closed, so be prepared to wait or drive to the aid to get it. Please do not leave valuables in your drop bags!

AID #1, mile 9.6 for 50k, mi 7.6 for 25k: drop bags must be left at the start/finish by 7:15am (Aid closes around Noon, back to the finish line by 1-3pm). 

Finish Line: You may leave a drop bag at the start for  after the race.

Cutoff Time: 5:30 pm (9.5 hours).
50k Aid Station Cutoffs:
Aid Station 2, mile 14.5: 12:30pm, 4.5 hrs
Aid Station 4, mile 25: 3pm, 7 hrs

25k Aid Station Cutoffs:
Taneum Creek Aid, mile 9.6: 3pm, same as 50k distance

Awards:
All finishers will receive finisher's medal!
For the 25k and 50k we provide awards to first place finishers for men and women in each age group. You must be present to receive your award.  Overall Winners are not eligible for age group awards.  Age categories are as follows:
0-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ 
Awards will be given to 5, 10 and 15 year finishers.


Award ceremony will be as soon as we have our top 3 finishers in each distance. Age group awards will be given out through out the day.

Post Race Food/Festivities: We'll have a post race BBQ at no extra cost to you or your family.  Awards ceremony, as described above. Live band at the finish!
Refund Policy: No refunds or transfers.  For more info on our policies go to our policies page.
  
Volunteer/Get in for Free: You can bring a friend or family member to volunteer on race day to receive free entry in the race!  You must contact us ahead of time to qualify for free entry. For more information contact our
Volunteer Coordinator at: Volunteer@destinationtrailrun.com

Race Director:
Candice Burt
Racedirector@destinationtrailrun.com
Co-Director/On Site: 
Kristal Sager
Kristal@destinationtrailrun.com