What is the Cascade Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run?
The Cascade Crest 100 is a challenging 100 mile trail run through the Central Cascades of Washington State. The course runs as a clockwise loop from the Easton Fire Station. The race starts at 9:00 am Saturday morning and there is an overall time limit of 34 hours. The course runs predominantly through the Wenatchee and Snoqualmie-Mt Baker National Forests. Highlights include about 30 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, passage through the 2.5 mile Snoqualmie Tunnel, and lots of tall trees and tough trails!
When is the Cascade Crest 100?
The Cascade Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run takes place annually in the late summer. To join, you have to enter the lottery in February. From there, you may be entered on a waitlist. There are trail work requirements to participate in the race, so be sure to review those here.
Cascade Crest 100 Mile Course Details
Total gain/loss: 22,500/22,500
Total climbs: Countless!
3 x 1500-2000 feet, miles 0-5.8, 57.4-62.4, 75.3-84.3
4 x 500-1000 feet
Countless 0-500 climbs
Longest climb: 3031 feet from miles 75.3-84.3 (9 miles)
Steepest climb: 2582 feet from miles 2.1-5.8 (4.5 miles)
Elevation profile: http://www.cascadecrest100.com/course/CC100_elev_whole.pdf
Total aid stations: 16 full, 2 water only
Furthest distance apart: 8.1
Locations: 4.5, 9.4, 14.2, 19.7, 25.4, 31.9, 36.2, 43.2, 49.1, 54.3, 62.4, 69.2, 75, 78.6, 81.6, 86.4, 89.2, 96
What’s available at the Cascade Crest aid stations:
Water, GU Brew, Salty junk snacks (chips, Fritos etc.), Sugary junk snacks (the normal mix), Fruit: Bananas, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Grapes, Potatoes with salt, Sandwiches (PB&J, turkey), Soup, Ice (as much as we can get out there if it is really hot), Soda (Coke, Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale – not until Tacoma Pass), GU Roctane, electrolyte caps (at some stations), Friendly people, Duct tape, Vaseline
Real Hot Food: At approximately half of the aid stations. Expect to encounter: Grilled Cheese, Pirogues, Raviolis, Burritos and potentially some other options at select aid stations. There will be soup at the nighttime aid stations. There will be coffee at a few aid stations.
Crew access to the Cascade Crest 100:
Can you have pacers?
Yes, starting at mile 54 (Hyak aid station)
Is it a race qualifier?
Yes, for Western States and Hardrock races.
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