Three Corner Rock 50k Race Report

Runner Justin Huff shares his experience of the Three Corner Rock 50k race in Washington State. Read on for what he liked, what he didn’t like, and his tips for making this the best ultra run you can!

Race: Three Corner Rock 50k

Runner: Justin Huff

Race Date: 9/4/2021

Location: North Bonneville, WA


3 Bests – What aspects of the Three Corner Rock 50k race did you like the most?

1. Well organized.
2. Relaxed runners and volunteers; good vibe.
3. Great course.

Really, this is classic, local ultra running. It’s the type of race that got me hooked.

Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about the Three Corner Rock 50k race?

There are very few races on the PCT. Also, point-to-point is fun!

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

Had a few stomach issues early on, but recovered decently. First 50k finish in 4 years.

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

Keep the first descent in check.

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

Yeah, the Three Corner Rock 50k was solid. Course marking was spectacular even though “stay on the PCT” would have been reasonable. Volunteers were fantastic and the RD was not stressing.

Competition – Is there a strong field?

It was a good mix.

Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.

I don’t think it sold out.

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

Pretty standard.

Weather and typical race conditions

Dryish and mid-80s. Luckily, there was lots of tree cover.

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

Not really.

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give the Three Corner Rock 50k race and do you recommend that others run it?

5. I’ll run it again.

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