Sun Mountain 25k Race Report – Anna U

Race: Sun Mountain 25K Runner: Anna U Date: 05/20/2018 Location: Winthrop, WA Results: 4:07 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? The landscape is absolutely breathtaking! Big rolling hills covered with wild sunflowers and lupine for miles, snowcapped Cascades in the distance and Lake Patterson to look down on from … Read more

Yakima Skyline 25k Race Report – Rohit E

Race: Yakima Skyline 25K Runner: Rohit E Date: 4/22/2018 Location: Umtanum Creek / Yakima Ridge Results: 5:16:25 Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/1525962845 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? After the brutal climb, running on the ridge was pretty fun. Fantastic views of (I think) Baker and Rainier, visibility for miles, great … Read more

Orcas Island 50k Race Report – Pritam D

Race: Orcas Island 50k Runner: Pritam D Date: 2/3/2018 Location: Orcas Island, WA Results: 8:10:25 Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/1390339932 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? Orcas Island in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and the views from Mt. Constitution are stunning! Tough race! 8400 feet of vert over 31 miles! … Read more

Orcas Island 50k Race Report – Roey P

Race: Orcas Island 50k Runner: Roey P Race Date: 2/3/2018 Location: Orcas Island, WA. Results: 7:17 Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/1390322486 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? Scenery: By far one of the most gorgeous routes I’ve ever run. Even though the top of Mt. Constitution was fogged in, … Read more

Orcas 50k Race Report – Stephanie G

Race: Orcas Island 50k Runner: Stephanie G Date: 2/3/2018 Location: Orcas Island, WA Results: 5:40:39, 1st female, 7th overall Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/1390469533 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? Much of my race experience seems to be based on the weather, so the fact that it was pleasant, not pouring, … Read more

Deception Pass 25k Race Report – Stephanie G

Race: Deception Pass 25k Runner: Stephanie G Date: 12/10/2017 Location: Deception Pass, WA Results: 2:29:20, 5th woman, 17th overall Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/1310046424 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? Beautiful scenery, especially on the first half of the course This year, the weather. It was a rare sunny and warm … Read more

Deception Pass 25k/50k Race Info and Reports

Summary: The Deception Pass 50k covers pretty much all of Deception Pass State Park, and it twice crosses the historic Deception Pass Bridge which sits about 180 feet above the water. Unlike other Rainshadow Running races, there are no mountains or long climbs, but it’s still a tough race with technical footing, narrow, twisty trails … Read more

Oregon Coast 50k & 30k Race Info

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, … Read more

Beacon Rock 50k – Maria

Race: Beacon Rock 50k Runner: Maria Date: 6/10/17 Location: North Bonneville, WA Results – 7:33:49 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most ***My Crew!*** It made the experience so much more special to share it with my sister, who is the reason I got into this ultrarunning business anyway. … Read more

Beacon Rock 25k/50k Race Info

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 … Read more

How to DNF and Survive the Fallout: Deception Pass 50k – Daisy C

DNF is an expression you hear a lot in ultra running. Did not finish. It means different things to different people, and experiencing your first one will either be an epic event, or a simple blip on the radar screen. Right? If only running were that simple. I was looking forward to Deception Pass this … Read more

Orcas Island 100 – Ricardo H

Race: Orcas Island 100 miler – http://www.rainshadowrunning.com/orcas-island-100.html Runner: Ricardo H Date: 2/19/2016 Location: Orcas Island The distance raced and other options 100 miler. There is also on a 25k and a 50k on different weekends. Results – 9th overall, 26:44 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most Scenery Aid stations and race organization … Read more

Yakima Skyline 25k – Stephanie G

Race: Yakima Skyline 25k – http://www.rainshadowrunning.com/yakima-skyline-25k.html Runner: Stephanie G Date: 4/17/2016 Location: I’d call it more Ellensburg than Yakima Results: 3:05:37, 5th place Female 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most   One of the prettiest races I’ve ever done. The views went on forever (when you could look up from the ground) … Read more