Chuckanut 50k Race Data

Date

3/18/2017

Avg Temps f.

37-52 f

Gain/Loss in ft

5147/5147

Furthest Aid

7.1

Highest Elev.

1870 ft.

Time Limit

8 hrs

Start

8 am

Surface

Mostly runnable dirt trails

Course Records

3:35:42 (Max King)

4:01:23 (Jodee Adams-Moore)

Sunrise/set

7:16am/7:20pm

Longest Climb

height/length

1200ft/2.8miles

Hashtags

#Chuckanut50k #CNut50

The Chuckanut 50k is a classic and competitive northwest race. The 2017 running will be the 25th anniversary of the race.

Race Details

Surface

Mostly runnable trail

 

Detailed course description:

  1. The interurban trail – first 6 miles of the course
    1. Start is about a mile further down the trail this year at Fairhaven park
    2. Wide and flat dirt path
    3. Loop through a parking lot to aid station (new this year)
  2. Fragrance Lake climb and the descent to Cleator Road
    1. Nicely groomed trail with switchbacks with steady climb and gentle descent
    2. Go counterclockwise around the lake (as opposed to clockwise last year)
  3. Cleator Road
    1. 2.5 mile dirt road climb flat-ish middle section
  4. The Ridge Trail and the Lost Lake Trail
    1. The Ridge Trail – somewhat technical and steep with roots and rocks
    2. The Lost Lake – potential for mud
  5. Chinscraper
    1. Short and steep climb
  6. The Fragrance Lake descent
    1. Fragrance Lake road to Cleater road (faster and more gradual switchbacks on dirt roads as opposed to more single track with sharper turns last year)
    2. Make sure to take the sharp turn onto Cleater road (front runners have missed this in years past)
  7. The interurban trail return – last 6 miles of the course
    1. Wide and flat dirt to the finish (same as start)

Crew access

No Crew access! Only Start/Finish

 

Drop bags: No drop bags!

Elevation

Total gain/loss: 5147ft/5147ft

Total climbs: 5

Longest climb: 2.8 miles, 1200 ft

Steepest climb: (chinscraper) .7 miles, 783 ft

Chuckanut50kRaceMap2017.jpg

Aid stations

Bring your own cup! Cup free race!

Total aid stations: 5 (not including start and finish)

Furthest distance apart: 7.1

Locations: 6.3, 10.5, 13.4, 20.5, and 24.6

What’s available: CLIF ORGANIC ENERGY FOOD, CLIF BLOKS, CLIF SHOT GEL, BOILED POTATOES, PB&J SANDWICHES, COOKIES, ORANGES, BANANAS, GRAPES, POTATO CHIPS, PRETZELS, FIRST ENDURANCE EFS, WATER AND COLA

Race reports

Stephanie Gundel

Yassine Diboun

Ellie Greenwoods

Jason Schlarb

Luke D

Strava activities and GPX files

https://www.strava.com/activities/521612683/overview

https://www.strava.com/activities/44724962/overview

https://www.strava.com/activities/522343794/overview

Logistics

Packet pickup

You can pickup your bib prior to race day at locations in the link below, or on race morning at the start between 6:30 and 7:45 am.

http://chuckanut50krace.com/details/

Transportation

Parking at Fairhaven Middle School, walking distance from the start

Race start and cutoff times

Start – 8am, Saturday, March 18th

There is an 8 HOUR time limit. Anyone arriving at aid station #4 (20 miles) after 2:30 PM will be offered a ride to the finish. Aid station #5 (mile 24.6) will close at 3 PM

Race Website

http://chuckanut50krace.com

Registration

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=40130

Registration opens on December 1st (filled in 1 day in 2017)

Location

Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Drive North

Travel

Bellingham and Seatac airports are closest, and you will need a car.

Accommodations

http://chuckanut50krace.com/lodging/

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