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Mostly runnable dirt trails
3:35:42 (Max King)
4:01:23 (Jodee Adams-Moore)
The Chuckanut 50k is a classic and competitive northwest race. The 2017 running will be the 25th anniversary of the race.
Mostly runnable trail
Detailed course description:
- The interurban trail – first 6 miles of the course
- Start is about a mile further down the trail this year at Fairhaven park
- Wide and flat dirt path
- Loop through a parking lot to aid station (new this year)
- Fragrance Lake climb and the descent to Cleator Road
- Nicely groomed trail with switchbacks with steady climb and gentle descent
- Go counterclockwise around the lake (as opposed to clockwise last year)
- Cleator Road
- 2.5 mile dirt road climb flat-ish middle section
- The Ridge Trail and the Lost Lake Trail
- The Ridge Trail – somewhat technical and steep with roots and rocks
- The Lost Lake – potential for mud
- Short and steep climb
- The Fragrance Lake descent
- Fragrance Lake road to Cleater road (faster and more gradual switchbacks on dirt roads as opposed to more single track with sharper turns last year)
- Make sure to take the sharp turn onto Cleater road (front runners have missed this in years past)
- The interurban trail return – last 6 miles of the course
- Wide and flat dirt to the finish (same as start)
No Crew access! Only Start/Finish
Drop bags: No drop bags!
Total gain/loss: 5147ft/5147ft
Total climbs: 5
Longest climb: 2.8 miles, 1200 ft
Steepest climb: (chinscraper) .7 miles, 783 ft
Bring your own cup! Cup free race!
Total aid stations: 5 (not including start and finish)
Furthest distance apart: 7.1
Locations: 6.3, 10.5, 13.4, 20.5, and 24.6
Strava activities and GPX files
You can pickup your bib prior to race day at locations in the link below, or on race morning at the start between 6:30 and 7:45 am.
Parking at Fairhaven Middle School, walking distance from the start
Race start and cutoff times
Start – 8am, Saturday, March 18th
There is an 8 HOUR time limit. Anyone arriving at aid station #4 (20 miles) after 2:30 PM will be offered a ride to the finish. Aid station #5 (mile 24.6) will close at 3 PM
Registration opens on December 1st (filled in 1 day in 2017)
Bellingham and Seatac airports are closest, and you will need a car.