Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Race Info

Indianapolis Marathon Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Not much shade on the course, especially the latter miles, so have a hat/sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Beginning miles share the HM course as well, so don’t get caught up in the faster pace of the half marathoners
  • Flat for the most part, with some small rollers in the second half that you’ll feel all the more if you go out too hard
  • Course is more scenic than you’d expect and has some spectators throughout, but expect some quieter portions of the race
  • Be aware that not every aid station has Gatorade – the map shows Gatorade at every other station
  • Likely to be chilly at the start, but it has warmed up in the past and the later start helps at 8am
  • Have a plan for dry, warm clothes at the end because you’ll cool down quickly
  • The course meets back up with the half marathoners around mile 23, so you may find it more crowded and be ready to weave through walkers and slower half marathon runners

Course

Type: Lollipop type of course

Start/Finish Info: Same location

Hills: Minimal to small rollers throughout. Biggest hill from ~15-18.5 of ~60 feet

Course Map/Elevation Profile

Aid stations

Locations of water stations: Water about every ~1.5 miles

Locations of electrolyte stations: Gatorade about every ~3 miles, offered at every other aid station. Clif energy products at 15.5 and 22, fruit at miles ~18 and 22

Spectator access

Access Locations: Check map for road closures for both full and half. May be difficult to get around town and on foot you can see a couple of different spots.

Boston qualifier?

Yes

Race reports

https://www.bibrave.com/races/indianpolis-monumental-marathon-reviews#.XXnB0uhKg2w

https://jbirdruns.com/race-recap-2018-cno-monumental-marathon/

https://raceraves.com/races/indianapolis-monumental-marathon/

https://www.michiganmarathoner.com/blog-1/2017/11/6/indy-monumental-marathon-recap-30445

Strava links

https://www.strava.com/running-races/2018-indianapolis-marathon

Race Website

https://monumentalmarathon.com/

Two Cities Marathon Race Info

Date: 11/3/2019

Location: Clovis, CA

Start Time: 6:30am

Avg Temps (f): 71/47

Time Limit: 6.5 hours

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Well-run, organized race and course – lots of positive reviews about the swag, the course organization and markings
  • Scenery and crowd support is a little sparse at times
  • Not a completely flat course, some rollers along the way, but still a fairly fast course
  • With it being a smaller race and starting the earliest, crowds aren’t much of an issue at the start
  • Some out and back portions, so you can see who’s ahead and behind you
  • Several races going on simultaneously, with runners and walkers, but for the most part, not an issue to have enough running space

Course

Type: Mainly out and back course

Start/Finish Info: Both in Clovis, CA

Hills: Minimal – biggest hill is ~50ft in gain from mile 21.5-22

Course Map/Elevation Profile

Aid stations

Locations of water and electrolyte stations: See course map

Electrolyte offered: Gu energy gels and Nuun electrolyte drink

Spectator access

Access Locations: See Spectator info

Boston qualifier?

Yes

Race reports

https://www.bibrave.com/races/two-cities-marathon-reviews#.XXFrBOhKg2w

http://www.runningruminations.com/2016/11/13/2016-two-cities-marathon-race-report/

Strava links

https://www.strava.com/activities/1946285128

Race Website

http://www.twocitiesmarathon.com/

marine corps marathon race report

Marine Corp Marathon and 50k Race Info

Summary: The Marine Corp Marathon and 50k are run in the Fall each year in Arlington, VA, usually bringing large crowds and fairly unpredictable weather, but the energy of the races and the finish line are unforgettable.

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Expect crowds throughout the race weekend – from packet pickup, to transportation, to the race. Lots of runners and spectators throughout
  • The race ends with .2 miles of uphill, so be mentally prepared
  • Even with it being in late October, temps can still be quite warm
  • If you train on relatively flat terrain, the course will likely feel hilly
  • It can be a fairly emotional race given the ties to the Marines, especially mile 12, the Blue Mile, which honors fallen soldiers
  • Getting to the start on public transportation can be tough with so many people trying to use transit and with it not starting very early in the morning
  • It’s a fairly long walk from public transportation to the runner’s village and start corral – about 1 mile
  • Miles 18-20 of the marathon can get a bit lonely, while the rest of the course is quite crowded
  • While there is an overall cutoff time, there are a couple of cutoff times throughout the race as well, where they’ll direct runners a different way and not give an official finish time

Course

Type: Point to Point with one big loop and several out and backs within the bigger loop

Start/Finish Info: The 50k course will follow the marathon course across the Key Bridge and divert at mile 4.5 for an out-and-back along Canal Road. There, the 50k course rejoins the marathon and continues onto the finish at the Marine Corps War Memorial. 

Hills: Biggest hill is in the first 2 miles, gain of ~200 feet; total gain of ~900 feet in the marathon

Course Maps/Elevation

Aid stations

13 water points and 11 aid stations for the 50k, and the marathon shares all but the first of the 50k’s water and aid stations. Water and Gatorade at each stop.

Oranges at mile 7, Honey Stingers between miles 12 and 13 and near mile 23, and Jelly Belly Sports Beans around mile 19

Spectator access

Locations and tips

Boston qualifier?

Marathon – yes

Race reports

https://teamrunrun.com/marine-corps-marathon-race-report-navindra-g/

https://paulrobichaux.com/2018/11/03/race-report-2018-marine-corps-marathon/

http://www.runningonhappy.com/2017/10/marine-corps-marathon-race-recap-2017/

http://www.mollyonthemoveblog.com/the-marine-corps-marathon-my-experience-review-of-the-race/

https://www.bibrave.com/races/marine-corps-marathon-reviews

https://theaccidentalmarathoner.com/race-recap-2017-marine-corps-marathon/

Strava links

https://www.strava.com/running_races/2156

Race Website

https://www.marinemarathon.com/events/marathon

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Pocatello Marathon Race Info

Date: 8/31/2019

Location: Pocatello, ID

Start Time: 6:15am

Avg Temps (f): 83/47

Time Limit: 6.5 hours

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Runners must ride the bus to the start – no personal vehicles at the start. Be sure you know the shuttle information.
  • Small out and back around mile 7-8; otherwise, minimal turns along the course, which can be faster but also hard mentally on a rural course
  • With the first half losing so much of the elevation, be sure not to go out too fast so you don’t burn out and have less loss in the second half of the course. Have patience and it will pay off later!
  • Some of the downhill in the first half can feel steep – do downhill training if possible and know that your quads will have extra work in the first half
  • Small field of runners, so be prepared to be running alone
  • First half of the course is much more scenic than the second half, so be prepared for that mentally
  • Much of the course is open to traffic, so stay aware of cars on the road, and know that traffic noise and exhaust can be tiring
  • Course is very exposed and likely to be sunny – bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen and have a plan for cooling off with water/ice at the aid stations
  • Even with the early start, it gets warm and sunny throughout the race
  • Course isn’t every spectator friendly since it’s rural and out on country roads, so be prepared for quiet miles along the way!

Course

Type: Point to Point

Start/Finish Info: Different locations; shuttle to start

Hills: Net downhill course with small pop ups around miles 6.5, 16.5, and 21.5. Out of the ~1,550 feet of loss, the first half drops approximately 1,400 feet, and then the second half only drops about 150 feet.

Course Map/Elevation

Aid stations

Locations of water/electrolyte stations: Miles 3.3, 5.3, 8, 10.4, 12.7, 14.4, 16.2, 18.6, 19.7, 20.7, 21.7, 22.7, 23.6, 24.6, and 25.3.

Electrolyte offered: PowerAde and Clif Shot energy gel available at miles 12.7, 20.7, and 22.7. Bananas and oranges at miles 5.3, 16.2, 19.7, 22.7, and 24.6. Assorted wrapped hard candy at miles 8, 14.4, 18.6, and 21.7.

Spectator access

Access Locations: Minimal

Boston qualifier?

Yes

Race reports

https://www.bibrave.com/races/pocatello-marathon-reviews#.XVtr8uhKg2w

https://raceraves.com/races/pocatello-marathon/

http://www.dizruns.com/pocatello-marathon/

Strava links

https://www.strava.com/activities/1812504808

Race Website

https://pocatellomarathon.com/

Javelina Jangover Night Runs Race Info

 

Date

9/28/19

Location

Fountain Hills, AZ

Avg Temps f.

93/70

Gain/Loss in ft

800ft per 25k

ft/mile gain

51.6

Highest Elev.

~2500ft

Start

7:00PM – 75K

7:15PM – 50K

Surface

Trail

Time Limit

7:00am general cutoff

Sunrise/set

6:15pm/6:20am

Furthest Aid

~8.5miles

 

Summary: Another popular Aaravaipa race in McDowell Mountain Regional Park, offering several distances, including 75k, 50k, 25k, 15k, and 7k, running on rolling desert single track trails with faster, smooth sections, some rocky sections, and old jeep trails. Races are stagger started, with the 75k starting first at 7pm. Races are multiples of the 25k Pemberton Trail Loop, with about 800 feet of elevation gain and loss per 25K loop. Runners switch directions each loop.

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Have a good headlamp (that’s completely charged!) considering your entire race will be in the dark. Seems like a no-brainer, but lots of race reports talk about headlamp issues. Have a backup at the start/finish.
  • It’s a gradual climb up to the aid station in the middle of the loop and is enough of a climb to be noticeable but still runnable, especially if you’re running more than one loop
  • Some sections are smooth but others are quite rocky, enough to easily fall if you’re not paying attention
  • Considering it’s all in the dark, be mindful of course markings, especially if you’ve never run the course before
  • Expect temps to still be in the 80s even after the sun goes down
  • If it rains, once it stops, it’s likely to be very humid
  • Likely to see snakes, scorpions, spiders, etc and hear coyotes
  • Leave plenty of energy for loops 2 and 3 if you’re running more than the 25k
  • The hills will seem bigger and bigger on each ensuing loop as you get more tired and the longer you run in the dark
  • Be careful not to linger too long in aid stations – they have great aid stations with lots of food options, but the time can also add up!

Elevation

Total gain/loss: 800 ft gain/loss per 25k loop

Ft/mile gain: 51.6

Total climbs: Each loop consists of one main climb and one main descent of ~700 feet

Course Map/Elevation profile (CalTopo of 25k loop)

Aid stations

Total aid stations: 2 per loop, one at the start/finish and one about 8.5 miles in for loops 1 and 3 (75k), around mile 21 for loop 2 (50k and 75k).

Furthest distance apart:  ~8.5miles

What’s available: Standard aid station fare, along with plenty of ice given warm conditions are likely – water, ice, electrolyte drinks, salty and sweet snacks, fruit, pb&j, hot foods and more.

Crew access

Access Locations: At start/finish only at the Pemberton Trailhead Staging Area

Pacers

For 75k race only on loop 3

Race qualifiers

50K & 75K distances – 2 UTMB points.

Race reports

http://running.teamwoodall.com/races/2016-2/javelina-jangover/

http://delsalt.blogspot.com/2016/09/javelina-jangover-50km-night-race.html

http://christarzanclemens.com/2014/09/running-through-a-jangover/

Strava activities and GPX files

https://www.strava.com/activities/1876042264

Race Website

https://www.aravaiparunning.com/insomniac/jangover/

Air Force Half Marathon Race Info

Date: 9/21/2019

Location: Dayton, OH

Start Time: 7:30am

Avg Temps (f): 74/53

Time Limit: 6 hours

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Past years have seen warm temps and the start time of the half has been moved up by an hour, so hopefully that helps. Otherwise, September in Ohio is fairly unpredictable
  • First couple miles are tight on space, so your splits could be slower, but it also prevents you from going out too fast
  • Not the most beautiful course, lots of fields and chain link fences
  • Course can get windy in spots
  • Biggest hill is in the latter part of the race – save something for those last several miles
  • In the last mile, you go past the finish line, which can make it seem extra long if you’re dying to be finished!
  • Not a fast course with the hills and possibility for wind
  • Very little shade on the course, so if it’s hot, it feels extra hot – bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Give yourself plenty of time for parking and/or shuttle for pre-race since the start/finish are in different locations
  • Not many spectator locations, so the course can get quiet – if you feed off the energy of a crowd, this isn’t the race for that
  • A more challenging course than runners expect it to be with the rolling hills, climbs, and false summits

Course

Type: Mainly two loops

Start/Finish Info: Different locations but still close to each other

Hills: ~125 foot climb mile .5-1, from mile 5-11, gradual climb of nearly 200 feet with a lot of rollers in between, ranging from 5-150 feet gains at a time. Not a flat course!!!

Course Map/Elevation

Aid stations

Locations of aid stations: About every 1-2 miles – see Course Map for details

Spectator access

Best spots are around mile 6 and the finish. See Course Map for details.

Race reports

https://www.bibrave.com/races/us-air-force-marathon-reviews/6395

http://runwithjess.blogspot.com/2012/09/race-recap-air-force-half-marathon.html

Strava links

https://www.strava.com/running-races/2015-air-force-marathon

Race Website

https://www.usafmarathon.com/

St. Luke’s Via Marathon Race Info

Date: 9/8/19

Location: Allentown to Easton, PA

Start Time: 7:10am

Avg Temps (f): 77/52

Time Limit: 6 hours (1pm)

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • New course for 2019 because of train disrupting course in previous years
  • Two hairpin turns around miles 3.5 and 12.75, where you’ll have to slow down to make the turn. It gets hard to change speed for those kind of turns as you get later in the race.
  • Course is mainly run on packed gravel rather than asphalt. Roots and other tripping hazards are spray painted, but be aware of footing
  • Course is mainly flat with a couple of small pop-ups, and be ready for sore quads with a net downhill course
  • Crowd support is minimal, so be ready to have quiet miles
  • With the relay going on at the same time, don’t get swept up in too fast of a pace of a runner running a shorter leg
  • Previous years have seen hot, humid weather
  • The main part of the course’s downhill is in the beginning miles, so don’t go out too fast when there’s the most downhill to help propel you faster than normal
  • Most race reports mention struggling with the humidity, the packed dirt terrain, the lack of crowds and runners near the last several miles, and expecting to PR since it’s a net downhill course and a popular BQ

Course

Type: Point to Point, net downhill, mainly on the Lehigh River Canal Towpath

Start/Finish Info: Allentown to Easton, PA, parking at both start and finish and shuttles provided both ways

Hills: Minimal – net downhill course

Course Map/Elevation Profile

Aid stations

Locations of water and electrolyte stations: Water and Gatorade every 1.5-2 miles, except no Gatorade at mile 16.8

Electrolyte offered: Hammer Gels offered at miles 6.2, 12, 16.8 and 22.6

Spectator access

Access Locations: Best locations are at the relay exchange points, miles 6.2, 12, 16.8 and 22.6

Boston qualifier?

Yes

Race reports

https://www.bibrave.com/races/via-marathon-reviews/3830

https://findmymarathon.com/race-detail.php?zname=Via%20Marathon

http://fuelingforthelongrun.com/lehigh-marathon-recap/

Strava links

https://www.strava.com/activities/1830078563

Race Website

https://www.viamarathon.org/event-information/marathon/

River Run Half Marathon Race Info

Date: 9/8/2019

Location: Berea, OH

Start Time: 8:00am

Avg Temps (f): 77/59

Time Limit: 3 hours

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • There are 2 hairpin turns early on in the race – just before mile 2 and around 2.5 – be ready to change gears to slow down for the turns and possibly have quite a few people around you still since it’s early in the race
  • Shade on much of the course helps if it’s a sunny and/or hot day
  • Not tons of spectators on the course, so if you like spectators, be aware that you’ll have some quiet miles since it’s mainly run on a closed course along the river and through parks
  • Scenic course since it’s run through the parks and along the river, so you trade of spectators and crowds for scenery
  • Race reports mention small bumps along the way for hills, but still a fast course given it’s a net downhill
  • Being point to point with shuttles either to the start or finish, be ready for logistics to take longer than normal

Course

Type: Point to Point

Start/Finish Info: Starts at Wallace Lake in Berea, OH and finishes at Memorial Fields in the Metroparks in Rocky River

Hills: Minimal – net downhill course

Course Map/Elevation

 

Aid stations

Locations of water stations: Miles 2.5, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

Locations of electrolyte stations: Gatorade at miles 6, 8, 10, and 12. Gels at miles 6 and 8.

Spectator access

Access Locations: Miles 6, 9, 10, and 11, but no spectators at miles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, or 12 

Parking:

Mile 6: Cedar point rd and the Nature Center

Mile 9: Mastic Woods Golf Course

Mile 10: Big Met Gold Course

Mile 11: Little Met Golf Course

Race reports

https://www.bibrave.com/races/river-run-half-marathon-reviews/1723

https://raceraves.com/races/river-run-half-marathon/

Strava links

https://www.strava.com/activities/1830001616

https://www.strava.com/activities/1830071019

Race Website

https://www.riverrunhalf.com/

Reykjavik Marathon Race Info

Date: 8/24/2019

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

Start Time: 8:40am

Avg Temps (f): 55/46

Time Limit: 7.5 hours

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • In spite of the rolling elevation profile, lots of runners report a fairly flat, fast course
  • Not many spectators in the second half of the race, and since it’s not a huge field of runners, be ready for some alone miles
  • Weather likely to be cool but nearly perfect marathon weather given it’s not that hot in August in Iceland
  • Carry your own water/fuel if you need it more than every 5k
  • Helpful photo guide to see the roads and paths on the course – most look smooth and it looks exposed, so bring a hat or sunglasses if it’s sunny: https://runninginiceland.com/2015/08/12/photo-guide-to-the-reykjavik-marathon/
  • Lots of runners made an event out of the race in the sense of taking a vacation in Iceland, going for the cultural fest, and checking out the city and the country, so all very positive reviews of the race given it was part of a bigger experience.
  • Several races going on at the same time, so be careful not to get caught up in the pace of faster distances like 10k and half marathoners
  • Err on the side of being trained for hills rather than being trained for flat – most race reports talked about a flat, fast course, but a couple of race reports struggled on hills past the 15k mark.

Course

Type: Loop course starting and finishing in Laekjargata located in the center of Reykjavik

Hills: Rolling hills throughout with elevation gain anywhere from ~20-130ft, mainly starting around 15k in and throughout the rest of the race. Website says course is 60% flat, 40% rolling, mainly running on city streets and on bike paths

Course Map/Elevation (Remember elevation profile is in Meters, not Feet)

 

Aid stations

Locations of water/electrolyte stations: Every 5km with bananas in the second half of the race

Electrolyte offered: Powerade

Runners can leave a refreshment at the Expo and it will be brought to the 21 km and/or the 31 km station. Be sure to mark your refreshments very well.

Spectator access

Access Locations: Mainly at start/finish, but spectators can drive around to accessible spots based on the course map.

Boston qualifier?

Yes

Race reports

https://raceraves.com/races/reykjavik-marathon/

https://runninginiceland.com/2017/08/14/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-reykjavik-marathon/

https://www.bibrave.com/races/reykjavik-marathon-reviews

http://danerunsalot.blogspot.com/2015/08/reykjavik-marathon-recap.html

https://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/race-report-reykjavik-marathon-2016/

Strava links

https://www.strava.com/running-races/2016-reykjavik-marathon

https://www.strava.com/activities/1780534523/overview

Race Website

https://www.rmi.is/en/

Vertigo Night Run Race Info

Summary (from the race website): All races are held on the 6.5 mile (10.4 kilometer) Sonoran Competitive track loop. The 31K runners will complete 3 loops, while the 52K ultra division will complete 5 loops, passing through the start/finish line after each lap! The Sonoran Loop offers a variety of obstacles to test runners skills. The track consists of steep inclines, swooping turns, technical descents, and rugged terrain.

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Cupless event – bring your own bottles
  • Have cash for the parking fee in the park
  • Though it’s not a lot of ft/mile gain, the course looks like it’s never flat, with one really steep ascent of ~175 feet on each loop
  • Expect hot temps even after the sun has set, likely in the 80’s
  • With it being a loop course, have a strong mental game because it’s so easy to quit since you pass the start/finish so often
  • Course is a big mix of runnable, faster sections, short and steep ascents and descents, sandy washes, and technical sections. Be ready to adapt and try to avoid being frustrated if you can’t find a good “flow”

Elevation

Total gain/loss: 1197/1197

Ft/mile gain: 62

Course Map/Elevation profile

Aid stations

One remote aid station on each loop (~4.15 miles into course) in addition to the start/finish line (every 6.5 miles). The Far Side Aid & main aid stations will be stocked with water, ice, electrolyte drinks (Gnarly & Gatorade), salty and sweet snacks, fruit, pb&j, bean rollups, hot food (quesadillas, grilled cheese), and more.

Crew access

Allowed at start/finish of each loop (every 6.5 miles)

Pacers

None for 31k race

Race reports

http://koreykonga.blogspot.com/2014/08/vertigo-night-runs-31k-race-report.html

Strava activities and GPX files

https://www.strava.com/activities/1121346815

Race Website

https://www.aravaiparunning.com/insomniac/vertigo/

Running with the Bears Marathon Race Info

Date: 8/17/2019

Location: Greenville, CA

Start Time: 6:30am

Avg Temps (f): 88/46

Time Limit: None, but cannot provide course support after 1:30pm

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Huge temperature swing from the early morning to afternoon temps. Race offers to keep your warm clothes at the start
  • Course is deemed flat on the website but the long gradual hill from mile 7-17 can wear you down
  • Small town race – be prepared to run alone since it’s not a huge race full of runners and spectators
  • Course is mainly country roads where you can see quite far and chance of exposure is high – be prepared with sunglasses and a hat and for the heat, as exposed courses heat up quickly! Also a mental challenge to run on country roads since you can see so far ahead of you
  • With temperatures warming up to 80s during the day, have a strategy for keeping cool

Course

Type: Lollipop

Start/Finish Info: Located in the lollipop part of the course, so you start on the loop, do an out and back, then finish the loop at the start/finish.

Hills: Mainly flat course on pavement, with the main hill being ~175ft in gain from mile 7-17

Course Map/Elevation

Aid stations

Located approximately every 2-4 miles throughout all courses and are stocked with water, specialty hydration drinks, snacks, dog treats, and first-aid kits.

Spectator access

Nothing mentioned on the site, but likely hard to see runners because of limited places to park along the roads.

Boston qualifier?

Yes

Race reports

http://www.marathonguide.com/races/racedetails.cfm?MIDD=4911180818

Race Website

https://www.runningwiththebears.org/

Never Summer 100k Race Reports and Info

Summary: Never Summer 100k is a challenging loop course, mountain race with extended periods of high alpine ridge running, two alpine peaks, and five alpine lakes, with much of its challenging terrain between 10,000-12,000 feet. Runners will run on a variety of terrain, from cross country, to jeep and logging roads, to alpine trail, and everything in between and often not very trail-like, leading runners across meadows and streams and likely seeing elk, moose and bighorn sheep. Come prepared for beautiful views but also trails that will challenge you to earn them!

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Cell service is limited, so make sure you as a runner and spectators/crew know where to go, rules, etc. Print runner handbook pre-race for directions.
  • Cupless aid stations except for cups for soda but cups cannot be carried out of aid station
  • All runners must have the capacity to carry a *minimum* of 20 oz of water, whether in a bottle or a hydration pack
  • Crewing only allowed at aid stations, nowhere else along the course
  • Hiking poles are allowed
  • Watch for course markings at all times, especially turns, and know that the best looking trails aren’t always the course trails
  • Other users on the trail like day hikers and horses, so be courteous and share the trail
  • 3rd climb up to Diamond Peak goes straight up on seemingly no trail – be ready for steep!
  • Section on the Yurt Trail is infamously slow, like 10 miles could take 4 hours because of the footing on loose talus
  • Out and back section between aid stations 39.4 and 43.9 – expect the trail to be crowded to share the singletrack and be ready for a mental low if you’re doing the climbing and being passed by happy runners descending
  • Have a plan for a headlamp if there’s a chance you’ll go beyond sunset (and there’s likely a very good chance!)
  • Practice hiking, as you’re likely to do a lot of it
  • Have warm clothes in a drop bag for running in the dark, as temps drop fast in Colorado once the sun goes down
  • Also have warm clothes for post-race
  • Expect to run hours slower than what you think you’d run a trail 100k in – many race reports indicate that the course was much more difficult than expected, not only because of the terrain, but also the climbs and the altitude

Elevation

Total gain/loss: 13,000/13,000

Ft/mile gain: 202

Total climbs: 7 major climbs of 2×2000-2500ft, 3×1200-1700ft, 2×750-1000

Course Map/Elevation profile

Aid stations

Total aid stations: 9

Furthest distance apart: 11.4 miles

Locations: Miles 11.4, 17.2, 23.2, 29.4, 39.4, 43.9, 50.1, 55.8, 62

What’s available: Vfuel gel and sports drink, water and ice and an assortment of items depending on weather, what time of day, etc. including items like: Pretzels, potato chips, corn chips, fruit, cookies, M&M’s, gummy bears, soda,  sandwich rolls, boiled potatoes, and later aid stations serving runners through the night will offer hot ramen, broth, and coffee/cocoa.

Crew access

Access Locations: Miles 17.2, 29.4 (hike-in only), 50.1 (hike-in only), 55.8, 62, start/finish

Crew Map

Crew Directions (starting on page 11). Be sure to read crew and pacer rules.

Pacers

Yes, pacers can start at Canadian (50.1) or Bockman Road (55.8). For runners over the age of 60, pacers can start at the Ruby Jewel aid station (29.4).

Race qualifiers

Western States 100 (must finish under 23 hours)

UTMB – Double check since UTMB rules keep changing!

Race reports

Never Summer 100k Race Report – Bucky Love

Race: Never Summer 100K Runner: Bucky Love Race Date: 7/31/2021 Location: State Forest State Park, Gould CO. Results: 18 hours 42 mins Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/5719248082 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? 1. I would say the scenery for this one, except the ...
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never summer 100k race report

Never Summer 100k Race Report – Matt Urbanski

Race: Never Summer 100k Runner: Matt Urbanski Race Date: 07/27/2019 Location: Gould, CO Results: 3rd OA, 13:02:10 Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/2571413940 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? Scenery - I rarely pay too much attention to this aspect of racing and am more into ...
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Strava activities and GPX files

https://www.strava.com/activities/1737736906

https://www.strava.com/activities/1736452493

Race Website

http://gnarrunners.com/never-summer-100k/

Runner handbook

wyeast howl 50k

Wy’East Howl 100k and 50k Race Info

Summary: Wy’East Howl 100k and 50k are on the super scenic, runnable singletrack trails on the slopes of Mt. Hood, with plenty of vert to challenge runners in both events. New for 2019, the 100k course is an out and back starting and finishing at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, while the 50k is a point to point, starting at Rim Rock and finishing at Mt. Hood Meadows (new 50k course in 2019, about 1,500 feet less climbing).

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Typical weather is warm and sunny but 2018, the inaugural year, saw rain, fog and chilly temperatures, so be prepared. Several race reports talking about being very cold for a lot of the race and not being able to stop long at aid stations because they were so chilly.
  • New course for 50k in 2019 – less elevation gain of 6,500 vs. 8,000 in 2018
  • Course descriptions on race website note creek crossings – be prepared for wet feet and possibly have shoes in your drop bag if you think this will bother you

Elevation

Total gain/loss:

100k: 11,600/11,600

50k: 6,500/5,100

Ft/mile gain:

100k: 187 ft/mi

50k: 210 ft/mi

Total climbs:

100k: 6 main climbs of ~1,000-1,500ft, with the longest and most gain from miles ~7-14 and ~37-44

50k: 3 main climbs of ~1,000-1,500ft, with the longest and most gain from miles ~6-13 and ~25-30

100k Course Map/Elevation profile

50k Course Map/Elevation profile

Aid stations

Total aid stations:

100k – 9

50k – 4

Furthest distance apart: 7.6 miles

Locations:

100k: Miles 7.4, 11.6, 18.4, 26, 31.3, 36.6, 44.2, 51, 55.2 (Bold = Crew access)

50k: Miles 5.5, 13.1, 20, 24.2

What’s available: Not noted on website – prepare for typical aid station fare of salty and sweet, soda, water, and plan accordingly if you need something special. Drop bags are allowed at several aid stations.

Crew access

Access Locations:

100k: Miles 7.4, 26, 36.6, 55.2, and start/finish. Miles 7.4 and 55.2 are the same aid station (Bennett Pass), and 26 and 36.6 are the same as well (Surveyor’s Ridge)

50k: Miles 24.2 (Bennett Pass) and finish at Mt. Hood Meadows. Not enough parking at Surveyor’s Ridge (mile 5.5) for 50k crew.

Crew instructions/directions: Limited parking at aid station at miles 26 and 36.6 for 100k runners (Surveyor’s Ridge) and 50k crew are asked to not go to that aid station because of parking.

Pacers

None

Race reports

Frank Fisher’s 2021 100k Race Report

Rob S’s 2018 50k Race Report

https://runoregonblog.com/2018/10/30/race-recap-inaugural-wyeast-howl-50k/

Race Website

https://www.daybreakracing.com/wyeast-howl/

white river 50

White River 50 Mile Race Info

Date

7/27/19

Location

Crystal Mountain, WA

Avg Temps f.

77/53

Gain/Loss in ft

8700/8700

ft/mile gain

174

Highest Elev.

5600ft

Start

6am

Surface

Trail

Time Limit

14 hours

Sunrise/set

5:39am/8:46pm

Furthest Aid

7.8 miles

 

Summary: In its 26th year, this is a classic Pacific Northwest ultra that attracts lots of talent, both local and among ultrarunners around the country, White River 50 is a favorite for first time ultrarunners to perennial runners that keep coming back to this beautiful course and its welcoming group of race directors, runners, and spectators. Over the 50-mile distance the course gains 8,700 feet (total elevation change: 17,400 feet), featuring rolling terrain, ridge tops, northwest forest, several sections of technical trails, and several long climbs and descents.

Race Details

See detailed course description on race website

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  1. Don’t push the first big downhill too hard or your legs will be shot for the second half
  2. The climbs feel very, very long, thus it feels like a long time between aid station 1 and 2 on the first climb
  3. The race goes to single track fairly quickly, so if you want to be up front, be aware of that, but if you’re cool going a slower pace at first, know that it will feel bunched up until at least the first climb
  4. If it’s a sunny day, the second climb up to Suntop can feel very hot, as it’s fairly exposed
  5. The last 6 miles along Skookum Flats are anything but flat. The miles are rolling and are gradually going uphill all the way until you pop out on the gravel road into the finish.
  6. Practice lots of power hiking for the two big hills, but then also being able to have your legs under you for fast, long descents
  7. Micro manage the course as much as you can, in terms of running when possible, power hiking when necessary, and being able to switch quickly between the two while still taking care of fueling and hydration
  8. Weather is typically warm and sunny and feels hotter as you climb up from the start/finish area
  9. Dispersed, dry camping at the start/finish at Ranger Creek, makes for a very easy morning. There are pit toilets but no running water, so bring camping gear, plenty of water, and toilet paper
  10. Lots of sustained ups and sustained downs, so the more you can practice either on the course or simulating long climbs and descents, the better
  11. Take advantage of the organized course preview runs if you live in Seattle or close to the course
  12. Have enough legs left for that final downhill and Skookum flats (last ~6.5 miles), or it will feel like forever until you’re finished, with tons of walking on “easier” terrain
  13. Use the aid stations and creeks to cool off (should definitely be creeks on the second climb when you’re really feeling the heat)

Elevation

Total gain/loss: 8700/8700

Ft/mile gain: 174

Total climbs: 2 big ones (2800 and 2900 feet) with false summits

Longest climb: 2800ft/8.5 miles

Steepest climb: 2900 feet in 6 miles

Course Map / Elevation profile

Aid stations

Total aid stations: 8

Furthest distance apart: 7.8 miles

Locations: Miles 3.9, 11.7 (water only), 16.9, 22.1 (water only), 27.2, 31.7, 37.0, 43.4

Crew access

Access Locations: Access at miles 3.9, 27.2, 43.4, and start/finish

Crew instructions/directions: See directions on website

Pacers

No

Race qualifiers

None

Race reports

Alison Gillespie’s 2018 race report

Jeff K’s 2017 race report

Alan V’s 2017 race report

Stephen D’s 2017 race report

https://teamrunrun.com/white-river-50m-daisy-c/

http://www.yassinediboun.com/item/white-river-50-miler-race-report-pushing-the-limits

Strava activities and GPX files

https://www.strava.com/activities/1120346056

https://www.strava.com/activities/1119382006

Race Website

http://www.whiteriver50.com/

Kerrville Craft Beer Run 5k Race Info

Date: 6/8/2019

Location: Kerrville, TX

Start Time: 8:00am

Avg Temps (f): 89/67

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Pictures and reviews of the Kerrville River Trail located here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g56079-d8678603-Reviews-Kerrville_River_Trail-Kerrville_Texas.html
  • Only the second year of this race, but lots of positive reviews of the river trail itself, which is the entire 5k course
  • While the race starts early, temps likely rise quickly, so factor in the heat. If there’s any aid with ice or water, take advantage of it
  • Pictures of the river trail look both shaded and exposed – have a hat and/or sunglasses for the sunny portions
  • With an out and back course, be ready for the abrupt turn around and possible crowding at the turnaround, and sharing the course with runners going both ways

Course

Type: Out and back on Kerrville River Trail

Start/Finish Info: Both in Louise Hays Park

Hills: Minimal

Course Map/Elevation: None given on race website

Aid stations

No information listed on race website other than plenty of snacks and drinks post-run

Spectator access

Best location is likely start and finish at Louise Hays Park since it’s an out and back

Strava links

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/kerrville-river-trail

Race Website

https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Kerrville/KerrvilleCraftBeerRun

seattle rock n roll half marathon

Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon and HM Race Reports and Info

Date: 6/9/19

Location: Seattle Center

Start Time: 6:30am (both)

Avg Temps (f): 69/53

Time Limit: 6.5 hours (full), 4 hours (half)

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • This course has changed each year in the previous few years, so it’s a hard to look at previous race results and race reports, but typically the courses have been hilly with plenty of aid and course organization.
  • Always be ready for hills with races starting and finishing in downtown Seattle. Courses have typically been hillier than people expect in the past.
  • Some parking around Seattle Center, but it’s also within walking distance of a lot of downtown hotels, and the Monorail runs to and from downtown (Westlake Center) to Seattle Center (check if it’s running that early)
  • If traveling for the race, consider booking a hotel within a half mile of Seattle Center so you can just walk to/from the race
  • Fairly hilly course for a road full and half marathon, with the biggest hill later in the race for the half marathon and hills throughout for the full, with bridge crossings.
  • Elevation profile for the full marathon isn’t entirely accurate because of bridge crossings
  • Both the Marathon and Half Marathon start at the same time and share the same course for awhile, so expect to be running around quite a few people who are continuing onwards and pay attention to the split point.
  • With it being mid-June in Seattle, the weather could still be anything from 50’s and rainy to 60’s and sunshine, so be prepared for wet or warm weather

Course

Type: Loop

Start/Finish Info: Starts and finishes at Seattle Center

Hills: Rolling courses throughout, with a more major hill near the end for the half and continuous through the full marathon. Sections around Green Lake (full) and on the Burke Gilman trail (both) will be flat

Course Map/Elevation

Aid stations

Locations of water and electrolyte stations: Water at every aid station and Gatorade Endurance Formula available in Lemon-Lime at every other aid station.

 

Spectator access

Access Locations: Lots of spots for family and friends to see runners along the course. Have crew check the marathon course as well so they know where road closures will be, or consult the race website for road closure information.

Race reports

(Keep in mind the course has changed each year in the previous years)

seattle rock n roll race report

Seattle Rock n Roll HM Race Report – Annelie Stockton

Race: Seattle Rock n Roll Half Marathon Runner: Annelie Stockton Race Date: 06/10/2018 Location: Seattle WA Results: 1:26:12, 47th overall out of 9,066 runners and 14th female out of 5,359 women Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/1629839715 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? Well organized, beautiful course, lots of water and gel along the course Not ...
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Seattle Rock n Roll HM Race Report – Candice C

Race: Seattle Rock n Roll Half Marathon Runner: Candice C Date: 6/10/18 Results: 02:12:13 OVERALL 3394 / 9036 DIVISION 189 / 752 GENDER 1457 / 5338 My time this year was only very slightly faster than my performance for the same race last year.  Differences were that last year’s heart rate/effort was much higher, and this year the hills were harsher (or so I assume) ...
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Seattle RocknRoll Half Marathon – Bionda

Race: Seattle RocknRoll Half Marathon Runner: Bionda Date: 6/18/17 Location: Seattle, WA Results - 2:11:39 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most First one, I get to enjoy the run like I've never been before. I did all of the things I've learned since I start training. Second, I proof it to myself that ...
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Seattle RocknRoll Marathon – Roey

Race: Seattle RocknRoll Half Marathon Runner: Roey Date: 6/18/17 Location: Seattle, WA Results - 3:32:27 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most Crowd Support- Tons of spectators, bands, cheerleaders, and school groups along the course. The views- Starting off at Husky Stadium you travel down to Seward Park before heading to the West side ...
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Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon – Dionne H

Race: Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon – http://www.runrocknroll.com/seattle/ Runner: Dionne H Date: 6/18/2016 Location: Seattle, WA Results – 3:51.25 (PR!) 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most -It’s in Seattle. So the logistic is very easy and simple when the race is in your own hometown. – Known for not a fast course, surprisingly it was not that ...
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Strava activities and GPX files

None – this course has never been run before – download KML file from the Course page

Race Website

http://www.runrocknroll.com/seattle/

mt hood 50 mile

Mt. Hood 50 Mile Race Info

Summary: Starting at the Clackamas Lake Ranger Station, runners do two out and backs, first heading North 14.2 miles to the Frog Lake Aid Station, then turning around, passing through the Clackamas Ranger Station at mile 28.4, and heading South for another out and back. The course is almost entirely on the Pacific Crest Trail, and is heavily shaded with soft, good footing, with some technical sections of rocks and roots. Other distances run are a 50k (on Sunday, so runners can run the 50/50) and a 25k.

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Cupless race, so be sure to have your own bottles and/or bladder
  • Nearest hotels are in Government Camp, OR, which is 21 miles from the start/finish. Lots of camping options nearby (search for Timothy Lake)
  • While the race is described as not very technical, expect it all to be technical, then be pleasantly surprised when you get smoother sections of trail
  • With the course being out and backs, be prepared to be passing people on the single track sections. With it at least being a small field, it’s not too troublesome
  • If you’re camping, be prepared for mosquitos!
  • Even with how shaded the trails are, it’s still going to warm up if the sun is out, so make use of the ice at the aid stations
  • With shade and warmer temps, it’s easy to get overheated without noticing, and then your stomach goes sour, so be aware of keeping cool in order to keep fueling
  • 2nd half is inevitably harder because, well, you’ve already run 28 miles, but also because there are 3 sizeable climbs and descents left. If you’ve run too hard too early, the second half will be that much more difficult
  • Be mentally prepared to go through the mile 28 aid station efficiently, as it’s the start/finish, and you don’t want to be tempted to drop out
  • Lots of scenery to look at throughout, just be sure to keep one eye on the trail so you don’t fall while you’re checking out Mt. Hood 🙂

Elevation

Total gain/loss: 5,630/5,630

Ft/mile gain: 113

Total climbs: 2x1000ft, 1×600, 1×500, 2×400, countless rollers smaller climbs

Longest climb: 1000 ft from ~23-32

Steepest climb: 400 ft from ~10.8-11.6

Course Map/Elevation profile

Aid stations

Total aid stations: 9

Furthest distance apart: 6 miles

Locations: Miles 6, 9.2, 14.2, 19.2, 22.4, 28.4 (the start/finish), 33.7, 39.2, and 44.7

What’s available: Standard ultra fare, including but not limited to GU gels, GU electrolyte drink, chips, PB&Js, pickles, gummy bears and other salty and sweet snacks.

Crew access

Access Locations: Miles 0, 9.2, 19.2, 28.4 (the start/finish), and 50 (finish). Miles 9.2 and 19.2 are the same aid station, as runners hit 9.2 on the way out and 19.2 on the way back, then go through the start/finish at mile 28.4 before beginning another out and back, which is not accessible by crew.

Crew instructions/directions

Pacers

None

Race qualifiers

50m: 3 UTMB points

Race reports

Delaney’s 2018 Race Report

https://freeradical.me/2016/07/14/tripping-stumbling-mt-hood-50m/ (lots of good photos)

https://trailto50.com/2014/08/10/mt-hood-50-mile-race-report/

https://www.bibrave.com/races/mt-hood-50-reviews#.Wy6os4gvw2w

https://athlettuce.com/2017/07/19/mt-hood-50k-recap-and-review-ultramarathon-25-state-20-oregon/

Strava activities and GPX files

https://www.strava.com/activities/66910077

Race Website

https://gobeyondracing.com/races/mt-hood-50/

Worlds End Ultramarathon Race Info – 50k

Date

6/1/2019

Location

Worlds End State Park, PA

Avg Temps f.

76/54

Gain/Loss in ft

5,915/5,915

ft/mile gain

191

Highest Elev.

~2,000ft

Start

7am

Surface

Singletrack/double track

Time Limit

12 hours

Sunrise/set

5:34am/8:34pm

Furthest Aid

6 miles

 

Summary: The Worlds End 50k is a rugged trail race featuring a 31.4 mile single loop trail on 98% single-track/double-track. With an elevation gain of 5,915 ft, it may not seem intimidating, but it has relentless climbing and descending with lots of technical trail to maneuver. Runners will have to run over rock fields, narrow and uneven terrain, steep climbs and a cliff side trail. Both a 50k and 100k distance are offered.

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Relentless ups and downs and technical trails with lots of rocks and stream crossings
  • If it’s raining or wet, the rocks will be extra slippery
  • Likely chilly at the start but it will warm up quickly – take that into consideration for race day clothing and layering, and/or changing with drop bags
  • Being PA in June, weather is likely to be muggy with possible rain/thunderstorms
  • First big climb around mile 3 has lots of boulders to climb along the way
  • While a lot of the course is rolling with technical underfoot, some sections are runnable, so take advantage of them when you can
  • Expect a long day – most finishing times are around the same as a fast 50 miler finish
  • Really easy to drop at mile 19.3, as it’s near the Start/Finish, so if you’re tired and tempted, get out of that aid station and keep moving!
  • Use caution on the steep downhills with either loose rock, slippery rocks, or when they’re on the mountain side with a drop off on one side
  • Mostly runnable final downhill in the last 4 miles, but there’s also a really steep downhill section cut into the mountainside that can be pretty tough if you’re scared of heights or not used to steep downs.
  • Rather than hoping for more runnable sections, expect almost none so that it’s a pleasant surprise when you can run!
  • Pay attention to course markers – with such technical trails and so many power hiking sections, you might be looking down a lot and missing them.

Elevation

Total gain/loss: 5,915/5,915

Ft/mile gain: 191

Total climbs: ~9 climbs of 400-800 feet, countless other rollers and smaller gains

Course Map/Elevation profile

Aid stations

Total aid stations: 6

Furthest distance apart: 6 miles

Locations: Miles 4.3, 10.3, 15.9, 19.3, 22.2, 27.7

What’s available: Typical aid station fare; bring your own food if you have special needs/allergies

Crew access

Access Locations: Miles 10.3, 19.3, 22.2

Crew instructions/directions: Found in Participant Guide

Pacers

None (for 50k)

Race qualifiers

None

Race reports

http://philadelphiatribaby.blogspot.com/2016/05/worlds-end-ultramarathon-50k-2016-race.html

http://www.briankunkle.com/2016/05/worlds-end-ultramarathon-50k-race-report.html

https://bonktothefinish.com/blog/worlds-end-50k-race-report.html

Strava activities and GPX files

https://www.strava.com/activities/1019731068

Race Website

http://worldsendultra.com/

Armed Forces Half Marathon Race Info

Date: 5/25/2019

Location: Todos Santos Plaza, Concord, CA

Start Time: 6:30am

Avg Temps (f): 78/53

Time Limit: 4 hours

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • While it’s a relatively flat course, you’ll feel the hills mainly around the start of mile 3 and again around 10.5, and a bigger hill at the start of mile 7
  • The gradual uphill from mile 3-7 won’t feel super hilly, but it’s enough that if you push too hard, you’re going to use up a good amount of energy fairly early in the race
  • After the final hill around mile 10.5, you truly have downhill remaining, so use whatever you’ve got left in the legs for the last couple miles
  • Even with an early start, temps have the possibility to warm up quickly, so use water on course to cool down and wear a hat and sunglasses if that helps you stay cool
  • Course looks fairly exposed with little shade, especially since ⅔ of it is on the Naval Weapons Station in Concord – again, use tactics to remain cool in the hot, exposed sun
  • If you’re driving to the race from the Bay Area, leave plenty of time to get to the start and find parking – race website notes parking garages close to the start/finish
  • Still a relatively new race, just a few years old, so could still have some logistical hiccups
  • Pacing groups available in previous years

Course

Type: Lollipop with an out and back start/finish and a loop in the middle

Start/Finish Info: Same location at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord, CA

Hills: ~430 feet of gain. Gradual uphill of ~230 feet of gain until mile 7.5, after which it’s mainly downhill with a small popup of gain of ~60 feet at mile 10.5

Course Map/Elevation Chart

 

Aid stations

Locations not noted – website notes that course will have water and electrolyte drink throughout; no note of gels, so bring your own and take advantage of aid stations along the way.

Spectator access

Access Locations: Best spots are likely on the out and back portion from the Todos Santos Plaza in Concord.

 

Race reports

[Race Report] Armed Forces Half Marathon – first post and first race win! from AdvancedRunning

 

Strava links

https://www.strava.com/activities/1597368011/overview

https://www.strava.com/activities/1008179970/overview

 

Race Website

http://armedforceshalf.com/

yakima skyline 25k race report

Yakima Skyline 25k Race Info

On the eastern side of the Cascade mountains, the Yakima Skyline 25k out and back course is usually a warm reprieve from chilly, rainy weather in Seattle, Bellingham and Portland, with amazing views and warm temps. But, you’ll work for it with nearly 5,000 feet of gain over the course of two main climbs and descents, including exposed, hot and dry, conditions, and rocky, dusty, and steep trails. Also offered is a 50k the day prior, which is the same 25k course, just out and back twice instead of once.

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Important race rule: All runners are required to carry at least 32 ounces of water during the race.  You will be required to show your water before you are allowed to pick up your bib. This course is hot, dry, and very exposed. This does not mean that you need to have 32 ounces of water on your person at all times, it means you need to start the race with that much water and must have the ability to carry 32 ounces for the duration of the race.
  • Be ready for a challenging race, despite the “shorter” distance. Rocky single-track trail, a lot of elevation gain, steep descents in parts, dry and dusty, and you carry a lot of water from the start.
  • While it can be hot because it’s exposed and sunny, it stays a little cooler on the ridge up top
  • First descent has steep, sandy trail, which is hard to navigate and stay upright, and which you’ll do twice since it’s out and back
  • The majority of the single track is really, really rocky, very twisty-turny and pretty steep.
  • The downhills take a lot of concentration to stay upright because of the steep, technical trails with lots of loose rocks and dirt. Be ready for that mentally tiring aspect, as much as physical.
  • Make sure you’ve got good trails shoes that you’re comfortable in for technical, dusty, rocky, loose, steep terrain
  • Be ready for a slow start as people make their way up the first hill – takes a lot of patience to be behind people, or you have to start out fast to get ahead of the majority
  • Good race description: steep up, cruise along the rim for a bit, steep down, repeat with nothing but sky, mountains, canyon and/or river in full view at all times.
  • Expect to be walking, especially on the steep parts, and expect it to take a lot longer than a typical 25k trail race

Elevation

Total gain/loss: ~5,000/5,000

Ft/mile gain: 323

Total climbs: 2 main climbs and descents of ~2200 ft each

Course Map/Elevation profile

Aid stations

Total aid stations: 3 total, including 2 water and 1 full aid

Furthest distance apart: 5.5 miles (twice)

Locations: Miles 5.5 (water only), 8, 10 (water only)

What’s available: Water, Nuun electrolyte drink, soda, fresh fruit, potato chips, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and wraps, candy, pickles, and an assortment of gels.

Crew access

Access Locations: None

Pacers

None

Race qualifiers

1 UTMB Point

Race reports

https://teamrunrun.com/yakima-skyline-25k-race-report-rohit-e/

https://teamrunrun.com/yakima-skyline-25k-stephanie-g/

http://www.notgaryrobbins.com/2014/04/yakima-skyline-rim-25k-race-review.html

http://www.girlsgonewildwood.com/2012/04/yakima-skyline-rim-25k.html

http://mariadalzot.blogspot.com/2018/04/yakima-skyline-rim-take-three.html

 

Strava activities and GPX files

https://www.strava.com/activities/1525962845

 

Race Website

http://www.rainshadowrunning.com/yakima-skyline-25k.html