Marys Peak 50 Mile Race Info

Date

6/17/17

Avg Temps f.

73/49 (in Blodgett)

Gain/Loss in ft

9400/9400

Furthest Aid

9.5 miles

Highest Elev.

4097

Start

7am

Surface

Trail

Time Limit

11 hours at mile 45.1

Sunrise/set

5:29am/9:02pm

Longest Climb

2700ft/9.5 miles

 

Summary: This event starts in Blodgett Oregon and the 50 Mile runners (there is also a 50k and 25k) have a double accent of Marys Peak, which is at 4097 feet, gaining 5000 feet in the first 17 miles with lots of deceivingly tough rollers and sections in the last 33 miles. Terrain includes lots of roots and some steeper pitches in addition to two longer climbs and descents.

Race Details

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Climbs in the latter half of the race are still quite tough, even if you’ve done the majority of the elevation gain in the beginning
  • Power hiking helps on the steep sections
  • The day warms up quickly and there is a fair amount of exposure (see pictures in race reports below)
  • Course is a mixture of mix of logging roads, winding exposed meadows, single track, and the usual green forests.

Elevation

Total gain/loss: 9400/9400

Total climbs: 3 with lots of little rollers

1000ft/5 miles (miles 1-6)

2700ft/9.5 miles (miles 8-17.5)

2300ft/6.5 miles (miles 23.5-30)

Longest climb: 2700ft/9.5 miles from miles 8-17.5

Steepest climb: 600ft/1 mile from 16.5-17.5

Elevation profile:

Route online:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15914911

Aid stations

Total aid stations: 7 Full + 3 additional water stops

Furthest distance apart: 9.5 miles

Locations:

Aid 1 Mile 9.5 (Base of Northridge Trail) (Drop Bags)
Aid 2 Mile 18 Marys Peak East Ridge (before descent)
Water Miles 20 and 26
Aid 3 Mile 24 (Base of Northridge Trail) (Drop Bags)
Aid 4 Mile 30 Marys Peak East Ridge Again prior to the Northridge Descent
Aid 5  Mile 33 End of Northridge prior to Lower Northridge (Drop Bags)
Aid 6 Mile 40 and bail out point Cut off 4:30 pm
Water Mile 41
Aid 7 Mile 45 prior to Collarbone alley

What’s available: A variety of electrolyte drinks including but not limited to Chips, electrolyte pills, cookies, Gels, Rice Crispie Treats, Trail Mix, PB&J Sandwiches

Crew access

Unsure – none mentioned

Drop bags are allowed at aid stations 1,3, and 5 (miles 9.5, 24, and 33)

Pacers

None

Race qualifiers

None

Race reports

https://denziljennings.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/marys-peak-50k-race-report/

 

Strava activities and GPX files

None – first year for the 50 mile event; Activities below are for the 50k event, which is the last 50k of the 50 miler.

https://www.strava.com/activities/607362488

https://www.strava.com/activities/615661153

 

Race Website

http://oregontrailruns.com/event/marys-peak-trail-run-50-mile-50k-25k/

One thought on “Marys Peak 50 Mile Race Info”

  1. Super excited to run the inaugural 50 miler up (twice) to the highest peak in the Oregon Coast Range. This is beautiful country!

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