Date 1/20/18 Location Goodyear, AZ Estrella Mountain Regional Park Avg Temps f. 66/42 Gain/Loss in ft 2067/2067 Ft/mile gain 64 Highest Elev. 1370ft Start 8am Surface Trail Time Limit 31 hours Sunrise/set 7:32am/5:49pm Furthest Aid 7.9 miles Summary: The Coldwater Rumble is the fifth race in the Aravaipa Running – Desert Runner Trail Series, and…

Date: 1/7/17 Location: Orlando, FL Start Time: 5:30am Avg Temps (f): 70/50 Time Limit: 7 hours Lessons Learned from Race Reports Lots of walk/runners on the course, so if you start further back, you’ll find it quite crowded, as it’s a big, popular race (~18,000 runners) Because it’s so crowded, pace groups tend to be…

Date 12/9/17 Location Deception Pass State Park, WA Avg Temps f. 46/35 Gain/Loss in ft ~4300/~4300 Highest Elev. ~460 feet Start 8am Surface Trail Time Limit 8 hours Sunrise/set 7:50am/4:16pm Furthest Aid 7.3 miles Summary: The race covers pretty much all of Deception Pass State Park, and it twice crosses the historic Deception Pass Bridge…

Date: 12/10/17 Location: Dallas, TX Start Time: 8:10am Avg Temps (f): 58/39 Time Limit: 6.5 hours Lessons Learned from Race Reports With half marathoners starting at the same time as the full marathon, it feels a bit crowded until mile 9, when they split off. Course is much more rolling hills than flat If it’s…

Date: 12/3/17 Location: Folsom, CA to Sacramento, CA Start Time: 7am Avg Temps (f): 57/42 Time Limit: 6 hours Lessons Learned from Race Reports Likely to be chilly at the start, especially with how early of a start it is, so have a plan for shedding layers with the gear check option Be ready for…

Date: 11/26/17 Start Time: 7:30am (half) / 8:15am (full) Avg Temps (f): 49/38 Time Limit: 6 hours (full) Lessons Learned from Race Reports Be prepared for any kind of weather with it being late November in Seattle, the worst being cold, rainy, and windy Wind is especially hard along Lake Washington Blvd, where you’re running…

Date: 11/25/17 Start Time: 7am Avg Temps (f): 49/38 (likely rainy) Time Limit: 7 hours (early start at 6am available) Lessons Learned from Race Reports Packet pickup is day of race only It’s not a closed course, so runners run on the sidewalk and the paths around Seward Park, and the only street crossing is…

Date 11/18/17 Avg Temps f. 62/50 Gain/Loss in ft 6736/~6736 Furthest Aid 6 miles Highest Elev. 1359ft Start 7:00am Surface Trail/Road Time Limit 10 hours Sunrise/set 6:53/4:56 Longest Climb 1000ft/2 miles Summary: A new course in 2017, starting in Sausalito near the Marin Headlands and ending in Crissy Field in San Francisco, runners will run…

Date 12/2/17 Avg Temps f. 67/44 Gain/Loss in ft 4495/4495 Furthest Aid 10.5 miles Highest Elev. ~3960 Start 7am Surface Trail Time Limit 14 hours Sunrise/set 7:14am/5:19pm Longest Climb 1000/11 miles Summary (adapted from Race Website): Rolling single track trails within McDowell Mountain Regional Park in Fountain Hills, AZ and a traverse of the McDowell…

Date 11/18/17 Avg Temps f. 51/40 Gain/Loss in ft 6000/6000 Furthest Aid 3.8 miles Highest Elev. 1070ft Start 7:45am Surface Trail Time Limit 8.75 hours Sunrise/set 7:17am/4:29pm Longest Climb 700ft/3 miles Summary: Part of the Grand Ridge Trail Run series, which features a 5 miler, Half Marathon, Marathon, and 50k, comprised of loops on fairly…

Date: 11/5/2017 Start Time: 7:45am Avg Temps (f): 51/38 Time Limit: Must be finished with 29k (18 miles) by 12pm Lessons Learned from Race Reports The race often coincides with Daylight Savings Time, which means an extra hour of sleep, but also means you need to pay close attention to wake up times Much of…

Date: 11/5/17 Start Time: 9:50 (Wave 1) Avg Temps (f): 58/45 Time Limit: 7:30pm course closes Lessons Learned from Race Reports With the logistics of getting 50,000 to Staten Island being so challenging and with the race starting so late in the morning, it is a long endeavor just to get to the start, and…

Date 11/4/17 Avg Temps f. 69/48 Gain/Loss in ft 13,500/13,500 Furthest Aid 10.3 miles Highest Elev. 1640 Start 5am Surface Mix Time Limit 30 hours Sunrise/set 7:35am/6:01pm Longest Climb 900ft/5 miles Summary: Rio Del Lago 100 starts and finishes at Beal’s Point, at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in the Sierra-Nevada Foothills. It consists of…

Date 10/28/17 Avg Temps f. 82/57 Gain/Loss in ft 7900/7900 5000/5000 Furthest Aid 6.6 miles Highest Elev. 2480ft Start 100m – 6am 100k – 7am Surface Trail Time Limit 100m – 30 hours 100k – 29 hours Sunrise/set 6:42am/5:39pm Longest Climb 800ft /~10.5 miles Summary: A costumed trail run party in the desert over the…

Date 10/29/17 Avg Temps f. 56/43 Gain/Loss in ft 7200/7200 Furthest Aid 5.8 miles Highest Elev. ~1900ft Start 8:00am Surface Trail Time Limit 8 hours Sunrise/set 7:47am/5:56pm Longest Climb 1500ft/3 miles Summary: Part of a race series on Cougar Mountain, put on by the Seattle Running Club; throughout the summer both a short and long…

Date: 10/15/17 Start Time: 7:30am Avg Temps (f): 45/58 Time Limit: 5 hours Distances Offered: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k Lessons Learned from Race Reports While it’s a small race, the out and back sections can get crowded Likely to have wet, rainy conditions being in Seattle, so be prepared for any weather condition Could get…

Date: 10/8/17 Start Time: 7:00 am Avg Temps (f): 42/67 Time Limit: 8 hours (alternate course if arriving at mile 22 around 6 hours) Lessons Learned from Race Reports Finishers receive a swag bag rather than at the race expo With no gels on the course, bring your own food if gummy bears and pretzels…

Date: 10/8/17 Start Time: 7:30am Avg Temps (f): 46/64 Time Limit: 6.5 hours Lessons Learned from Race Reports If traveling there, no need to rent a car since public transportation is great and it’s fairly easy to find a hotel near the start/finish, or along public transportation lines Sharp turns in the early miles, so…

Date: 9/24/17 Start Time: 9:15am Avg Temps (f): 49/64 Time Limit: 6 Lessons Learned from Race Reports Public transportation is fantastic for getting to and from the expo and the race, using the train, not the bus or tram, as roads will be closed. The bib number cannot be used as a ticket (as is…

Date 50k: 10/7 30k: 10/8 Avg Temps f. 46/62 Gain/Loss in ft 50k: 4500 30k: 3800 Furthest Aid 7 miles Highest Elev. 1560 Start 50k: 9am 30k: 10am Surface Sand, trail Time Limit 50k: 8 30k: 6 Sunrise/set 7:21am 6:46pm Longest Climb 1485 ft/3.8 miles Summary: Starting on the beach just south of Waldport, Oregon,…

Date 9/23/17 Avg Temps f. 50/76 Gain/Loss in ft 8852/8852 Furthest Aid 6 miles Highest Elev. 9,967 Start 5am Surface Trail, dirt road Time Limit 15 hours Sunrise/set 7:16am/7:23pm Longest Climb 3000ft/12 miles Summary: Only a few years old, the North Face 50 Utah is located 20 miles outside of Salt Lake City, and the…

Date 9/23/17 Avg Temps f. 39/59 Gain/Loss in ft 11,000/11,000 Furthest Aid ~9.5 miles Highest Elev. 5905 ft Start 6:30am Surface Trail Time Limit 12 hours Sunrise/set 6:59/7:08 Longest Climb 3800ft/8.2 miles Summary: The Whistler Alpine Meadows trail races (WAM) happen on the Northwest side of Whistler, on terrain that has only been opened up…

Date 9/10/17 Avg Temps f. 48/70 Gain/Loss in ft 139/139 Furthest Aid 2.5 miles Highest Elev. 40 feet Start 8am Surface Road Time Limit 6 hours Sunrise/set 6:39/7:34 Longest Climb 25 feet Summary: Flat and fast rural course through the Skagit Valley, and the marathon is a Boston qualifier. Both races are out and back…

Date 9/9/17 Avg Temps f. 84/43 Gain/Loss in ft 20,000/20,000 Furthest Aid 14.5 between full Highest Elev. 7,457 Start 6am Surface Trail, dirt road Time Limit 34 hours Sunrise/set 6:47am/7:35pm Longest Climb 4500ft in 10 miles Summary: A remote and rugged classic point to point course traversing the Siskiyou Mountains Range in Southern Oregon. Starting…

Date 9/9/17 Avg Temps f. 76/47 Gain/Loss in ft 7500/7500 Furthest Aid 8.2 miles Highest Elev. ~5700 Start 7am Surface Trail Time Limit 9 hours (4pm) Sunrise/set 6:43am/7:35pm Longest Climb 2750ft/5 miles Summary: The 50K consists of one clockwise loop offering views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood, as well…

Date 8/26/17 Avg Temps f. 63/47 Gain/Loss in ft 22,250/22,250 Furthest Aid 8.1 miles Highest Elev. 5840 Start 9am Surface 70% trail & 26% forest road  4% paved road Time Limit 34 hours Sunrise/set 6:16am/7:58pm Longest Climb 3031 feet for 9 miles Summary: Cascade Crest is a challenging 100 mile trail run through the Central…

Date 8/20/17 Avg Temps f. 68/49 at the start Gain/Loss in ft 10/2000 Furthest Aid 2.5 miles Highest Elev. 2550 Start 8am (7am start available) Surface Flat, road-like trail Time Limit Not noted – 6? Sunrise/set 6:08am/8:10pm Longest Climb N/A Summary: The course is one of the fastest in the country. The course starts at…

Date 50M: 8/19/17 50k: 8/20/17 Avg Temps f. 68/53 Gain/Loss in ft 50M: 11000/11000 50k: 8500/9000 Furthest Aid 50M: 7 miles 50k: 6 miles Highest Elev. 3264 Start 50M: 5:30am 50k: 6:00am Surface Mainly trail, some gravel and forest service road Time Limit 50M: 17 hours 50k: 11.5 hours Sunrise/set 6:09am/8:23pm Longest Climb 2555 in…

Date 8/12/17 Avg Temps f. 78/57 Gain/Loss in ft 4650/4650 Furthest Aid 5.9 miles Highest Elev. ~1600ft Start 8:30am Surface Trail Time Limit Unknown Sunrise/set 6:00am/8:26pm Longest Climb 3.8 miles/800 feet Summary: Part of a race series on Cougar Mountain, put on by the Seattle Running Club; throughout the summer both a short and long…

Date 8/5/17 Avg Temps f. 46/76 Gain/Loss in ft 8700/8700 Furthest Aid 7.8 miles Highest Elev. 5600ft Start 6am Surface Trail Time Limit 14 hours Sunrise/set 5:52am/8:34pm Longest Climb 2800ft/8.5 miles Summary: A classic Pacific Northwest ultra that attracts lots of talent, both local and among ultrarunners around the country, White River 50 is a…

Date 7/30/17 Avg Temps f. 55/77 Gain/Loss in ft 15/2000 Furthest Aid ~2 miles Highest Elev. 2550 Start 6:30am Surface Flat, road-like trail Time Limit 6.5 hours Sunrise/set 5:44am/8:45pm Longest Climb N/A Summary: Jack & Jill’s Downhill Marathon is a fast gentle downhill course on one of Washington’s most scenic trails.  After you pass through…

Date 7/23/17 Avg Temps f. 77/58 Gain/Loss in ft 150/150 Furthest Aid N/A Highest Elev. 125ft Start 8am Surface Road Time Limit 9 hours Sunrise/set 5:36am/8:55pm Longest Climb 50ft/.6 miles Summary: Super low key event, out and back with multiple distances, so runners go out as far as they need to head back and complete…

Date 7/9/17 Avg Temps f. 75/57 Gain/Loss in ft 150/150 Furthest Aid 2 miles Highest Elev. 90 ft Start 8am Surface Road Time Limit 4 hours Sunrise/set 5:21am/9:07pm Longest Climb 70 ft/.2 miles Summary: This relatively flat course starts and ends at Gas Works Park and runs through Fremont, over the Fremont Bridge, along the…

Date 7/8/17 Avg Temps f. 76/56 Gain/Loss in ft 3700/3700 Furthest Aid 5.9 miles Highest Elev. ~1600ft Start 9am Surface Trail Time Limit Unknown Sunrise/set 5:20am/9:06pm Longest Climb 1.9 miles/600 feet Summary: Part of a race series on Cougar Mountain, put on by the Seattle Running Club; throughout the summer both a short and long…

Date 6/24/17 Avg Temps f. 68/97 Gain/Loss in ft 2600/2600 Furthest Aid 4.6 miles Highest Elev. 1260 Start 7pm Surface Trail Time Limit 12 hours Sunrise/set 6:32am/8:39pm Longest Climb 300ft/5.8 miles Summary: The Capt’n Karl’s Trail Series takes place on the hilly, steep & rocky trails of Pedernales Falls State Park along the Pedernales River,…

Date 6/24/2017 Avg Temps f. 20 to 110 Gain/Loss in ft 18,090/22,970 Furthest Aid 10.3 Highest Elev. 8713 Start 5am Surface Mostly trails Time Limit 30 hours Sunrise/set 5:40am/8:34pm Longest Climb 2400ft over 3.8 miles Summary: One of the original ultra marathons, and originally a horse race, the Western States Endurance Run is on almost…

Date 6/25/17 Avg Temps f. 68/52 Gain/Loss in ft ~700/1000 Furthest Aid 4km Highest Elev. 328ft Start 7:30am Surface Road Time Limit 3 hours Sunrise/set 5:08am/9:22pm Longest Climb ~200ft/1.7miles Summary: A point-to-point course that starts out with an out and back, and then follows along the waterfront before ending at Stanley Park, which is much…

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)…

Date 6/17/17 Avg Temps f. 82/59 (in Squaw Valley) Gain/Loss in ft 10,500/10,500 Furthest Aid 6.9 miles (twice) Highest Elev. 8750 Start 6am Surface Trail, rock, scree Time Limit Unsure Sunrise/set 5:33am/8:29pm Longest Climb 2.5 miles/1250 ft gain Summary: 2 loop course of 26k. The course is characterized by loads of vertical gain and loss…

Date 6/10/17 Avg Temps f. 68/50 Gain/Loss in ft 2650/2650 Furthest Aid ~4 miles Highest Elev. ~1600ft Start 9am Surface Trail Time Limit Unknown Sunrise/set 5:12am/9:05pm Longest Climb 1.3 miles/500 ft Summary: Part of a race series on Cougar Mountain, put on by the Seattle Running Club; throughout the summer both a short and long…

Date 7/22/17 Avg Temps f. 82/54 (Easton, WA @2400 ft) Gain/Loss in ft 10,000/10,000 Furthest Aid 12.5 miles Highest Elev. ~5800ft Start 8am 6am start available Surface Trail Time Limit 10 hours/12 hours for early starters Sunrise/set 5:32am/8:51pm Longest Climb 2600ft/8 miles Summary: The Needles 50k is one burly, beautiful loop starting from Silver Ridge…

Date 6/3/17 Avg Temps f. 68/51 Gain/Loss in ft 110/127 Furthest Aid 3 miles Highest Elev. ~70ft Start 8:30am Surface Road Time Limit 5:15 (Early start available) Sunrise/set 5:15am/9:01pm Longest Climb 40 ft within .1 miles Summary: A flat, point to point race from Kent to Alki, Washington, the Green River Marathon is a Marathon/Relay/Fun…

Date 6/11/17 Avg Temps f. 64/40 at the start Gain/Loss in ft 10/2000 Furthest Aid 2.5 miles Highest Elev. 2550 Start 8am (7am start available) Surface Flat, road-like trail Time Limit Not noted – 6? Sunrise/set 5:08am/9:02pm Longest Climb N/A Summary: The course is one of the fastest in the country. The course starts at…

Date 6/4/2017 Avg Temps f. 62 Gain/Loss in ft 450/600 Furthest Aid 2 Highest Elev. 249ft Time Limit 5hrs Start 8:30am Surface Mostly runnable trails Course Records 1:11:44 (Ian Fraser) 1:22:29 (Stephanie Marcy) Sunrise/set 5:16am/9:08pm Longest Climb 65ft over 1 mile Hashtags #nodm @nodm2613 Race Details Detailed course description: The course starts on soccer fields,…

Date 6/18/17 Avg Temps f. 71/54 Gain/Loss in ft ~400/450 Furthest Aid TBD Highest Elev. 210 ft Start 7am Surface Road Time Limit 4 hours Sunrise/set 5:11am/9:10pm Longest Climb 60 ft/4.5 miles Summary: A stadium-to-stadium course running from Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium to CenturyLink Field. This is the first year running this course,…

Date 6/10/17 Avg Temps f. 64/40 at the start Gain/Loss in ft 10/1500 Furthest Aid 2.5 miles Highest Elev. 2550 Start 8am (7am start available) Surface Flat, road-like trail Time Limit 7.5 hours Sunrise/set 5:09am/9:01pm Longest Climb N/A Summary: The course is one of the fastest in the country. The course starts at an elevation…

  Date 5/21/2017 Avg Temps f. 74 Gain/Loss in ft 2400/2400 Furthest Aid 8.6 Highest Elev. 3845 Time Limit 4 hrs Start 8am Surface Single track and dirt service roads Course Records 1:38:47 (Keith Laverty) 1:59:24 (Jodee Adams-Moore) Sunrise/set 5:13am / 8:24pm Longest Climb 800ft gain over 2.7 miles Hashtags #Sunmountain25k Summary: The Sun Mountain…

Date 6/10/17 Avg Temps f. 71/52 Gain/Loss in ft 7500/7500 (50k) 3750/3750 (25k) Furthest Aid 6.3 miles (both races) Highest Elev. ~2600 ft Time Limit 9 hours (50k) 7 hours (25k) Start 8:15am (both) Surface Mixture of pavement (0.6mi), single track trail, and wider double track or dirt road Course Records Connor Meakin (4:23:25) Marta…

  Date 6/3/2017 Avg Temps f. 90/80 Gain/Loss in ft Minimal Furthest Aid 15 miles Highest Elev. 23ft Time Limit 18 hours Start 6:15am Surface 95% single track Course Records RIch White (11:46:00) Renee Tavakoli (14:08:00) Sunrise/set 6:26am/8:10pm Longest Climb 20-40 ft in sand dunes Hashtags #l2o #l20100k Summary: 95% single track point to point…

Date 5/13/17 Avg Temps f. 64/46 Gain/Loss in ft ~3400/~3500 Furthest Aid 6.9 miles Highest Elev. ~1,688 Time Limit 8 hours (6pm) Start 10am Surface Trail Course Records Jim Mccue (2:02:56) Kathleen Harri (2:23:25) Sunrise/set 5:30am/8:42pm Longest Climb 1,400ft/2miles Hashtags Summary: Challenging, hilly course with a mix of trails and fire roads. There are several…