|Avg Temps f.
73/49 (in Blodgett)
|Gain/Loss in ft
11 hours at mile 45.1
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.
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.
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
Total aid stations: 7 Full + 3 additional water stops
Furthest distance apart: 9.5 miles
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
Unsure – none mentioned
Drop bags are allowed at aid stations 1,3, and 5 (miles 9.5, 24, and 33)
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.