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Flat, road-like trail
Summary: Jack & Jill’s Downhill Marathon is a fast gentle downhill course on one of Washington’s most scenic trails. After you pass through the Snoqualmie Tunnel, the next 23 miles are a gradual 2000 foot net drop down the John Wayne Trail on a hard-packed, shaded dirt/gravel road.
Lessons Learned from Race Reports
- After a half mile runners enter the pitch black tunnel for 2.4 miles. A light source such as a headlamp is strongly recommended and you can drop it with volunteers after the tunnel.
- Be sure to review the information on parking and shuttles, as the start and finish are in different locations.
- Chilly at the start since it’s higher in elevation
- GPS watches often lose a signal in the tunnel and don’t give good feedback in there
- Not tons of runners and not tons of spectators, so on your own for a lot of it
- Wearing gaitors could be helpful in keeping the rocks out of your shoes, as it’s on a very crushed gravel course.
Total gain/loss: 15/2000
Total climbs: None
Total aid stations: 11
Furthest distance apart: ~2 miles
What’s available: All aid stations will be staffed and have water. Gatorade and water will be provided at aid stations 3 – 10. Each aid station will be equipped with a first aid kit and Medics will be at miles 8 and 16.
Not a spectator-friendly course. Best place is at the finish line! Some information given here.