Avg Temps f.


Gain/Loss in ft


Furthest Aid

8.1 miles

Highest Elev.





70% trail & 26% forest road 

4% paved road

Time Limit

34 hours



Longest Climb

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!

Race Details

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.

See Runners Manual for a detailed, entertaining, and informative course description

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

Tons of good lessons learned at the end of the Runner’s Manual


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:

Link to map:

Aid stations

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

Aid Station Chart

What’s available:

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

Crew instructions/Driving directions


Yes, starting at mile 54 (Hyak aid station)

Race qualifiers

Western States, Hardrock

Race reports

Matt Urbanski’s Race Report

Stephanie’s Race Report

Strava activities and GPX files

Race Website

Runners Manual