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70% trail & 26% forest road
4% paved road
3031 feet for 9 miles
Summary: Cascade Crest 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!
Detailed course description – The Runners Manual linked below is one of the most helpful, entertaining, and well-thought out race manuals that I’ve read in a really long time, in all the research I’ve done on races, so rather than paraphrase it or copy and paste from it, I suggest runners (and crew) read this for themselves, as it will put a smile on their faces and leave them feeling very well-informed.
Lessons Learned from Race Reports
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
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.
Yes, starting at mile 54 (Hyak aid station)
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