Summary: Teanaway 100 is a gnarly 100 hosted by Seattle Fleet Feet and organized by the store’s owner, seasoned runner and ultra vet, Brian Morrison. The course is out and back, beginning and ending in Salmon La Sac, which is about 90 miles East of Seattle, off I-90, and traverses the Teanaway Valley from West to East and back again, gaining 28,000 cumulative feet in the process. With a 40 hour cutoff, runners should expect rugged, challenging trails amidst beautiful scenery.

Important pre-race info

  • Potential for snow in higher elevations
  • Have layers for warm days and cool nights
  • Be prepared for wildlife encounters – bears, cougars and possibly wolves
  • Recommended that runners carry at least 40 ounces of water with them and 3-4 hours worth of food given that the rugged terrain could take a lot of time between aid stations
  • Prerequisites are 50 miler in the last 3 years or a 100 mile finish and 8 hours of trail work pre-race
  • Expect rugged trails and slow pacing and be pleasantly surprised when you’re moving well!
  • Elevation profile is mainly one 2,000ft climb and descent after another – be ready to be going either a sustained climb up or down

Elevation

Total gain/loss: 28,000/28,000

Ft/mile gain: 280

Total climbs: 11 major (1500-3000ft), 2x3000ft, 6×2000-2500ft, 1x1500ft), 2x1000ft, countless climbs under 1000ft

Longest climb: 3000ft from miles 0-7.5 and 2500ft from miles 45-52

Course Map/Elevation Profile (on website). CalTopo version

Aid stations

Total aid stations: 12

Furthest distance apart: 11.8

Locations: Miles 5.5, 14.7, 20.9, 28, 34.3, 43.4, 50, 57.7, 67.8, 74.1, 82, 88.2

What’s available: Nothing specific noted on website – assume ultra standard fare and bring your own specialty food, or contact RD for more info

Crew access

Access Locations: 28, 34.3, 43.4, 57.7, 67.8, 74.1

Crew instructions/directions: Accessible on Forest Service Roads 9737 and 9703. Look up Twentynine Pines Campground, which is accessible via Teanaway and find the fork in the road on the map where you can see the two Forest Service Roads. There are 6 access locations, but it’s really 3 aid stations that runners pass through twice, on their way out and then back. See course map for more details.

Pacers

Allowed as of mile 57.7 (after lollipop loop) and can switch in/out at any crew accessible aid station after that point.

Race reports

Teanaway Country 100 Race Report – Keith Laverty

Race: Teanaway Country 100 Runner: Keith Laverty Race Date: 9/11/2021 Location: Salmon La Sac Sno-Park / Teanaway Mountains in Washington State Results: 10th OA, 30:30:08 Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/5955010160 3 Bests – What aspects of the Teanaway Country 100 did you like the most? 1. The well-thought out and cared ...
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Teanaway Trail Run HM Race Report – Renee Gale

Race: Teanaway Trail Run - Half Marathon Runner: Renee Gale Race Date: 05/02/2021 Location: Teanaway Community Forest near Cle Elum, WA Results: 2:44:25, 147 of 177 overall, 64 of 82 female (first trail HM) Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/5232096896 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the ...
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The Teanaway Trail Marathon Race Report – Elizabeth Carey

Race: The Teanaway Trail Run Marathon Runner: Elizabeth Carey Race Date: 06/02/2019 Location: Teanaway Community Forest - Cle Elum, Washington Results: https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=183212 (1st F, 3rd OA) Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/2418955154 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? Flowy runnable trails Beautiful wildflowers Post-race river-icing Not so ...
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Teanaway Trail Marathon Race Report – Shannon P

Race: Teanaway Trail Marathon Runner: Shannon P Race Date: 06/02/2019 Location: Cle Elum, WA Results: I finished although I seriously considered the alternative! Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/2418914844 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? There's so much to love about this race, but the ...
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Teanaway Country 100 Race Report – Ricardo H

Race: Teanaway Country 100 Runner: Ricardo H Race Date: 09/15/2018 Location: Teanaway, WA Results: 27:20:58 12th overall 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? The climbs! I personally love big climbs. They had this well covered with 28,000 ft of vert on the course ...
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Strava activities and GPX files

See Cal Topo

Race Website

http://teanawaycountry100.com/