Date: Saturday February 2 2013
Place: Camp Moran, Moran State Park, Olga WA
Driving Directions from Anacortes Ferry Terminal
7:00am-8:15am Check-in(there will also be check-in the day before from 5pm to 8pm)
7:30am Early Start (Only for runners who need the extra hour to finish before the cut-off)
8:30am Race start
4:30pm Race Cut-off
$55 ($65 after Jan 14) race and post race meal/party
$15 T-shirt* Must be registered by Jan 5. *see below for more info
$40 Lodging--Friday and Saturday nites. Very limited. See below for more info.
$40 Guest Lodging--Friday and Saturday nites. Very limited. (includes post race meal/party)
Course: Beautiful soft and well maintained singletrack trails through old growth forest with waterfalls, lakes, cascading creeks, and views of the Puget Sound, the surrounding islands, and on clear days the Cascade and Olympic Mountain Ranges, including Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St Helens. About 8400ft of elevation gain on the loop course.
If the road to the top of Mt Constitution is unsafe to drive due to snow and ice we will instead use the "Snow Route" Course. That announcement will be most likely made either Thursday or Friday before the race.
Aid: Four aid stations at miles: 6.4(Mountain Lake), 14.6(Mt Pickett), 20.6(North Arch) and 25.8(Mt Constitution) What to expect at the station: water, GU Brew Electrolyte Drink, soda, GU, and other various foods such as chips, cookies, fruit, potatoes, salt, hot soup, etc.
Drop Bags: Runners can have drop bags at Aid #1 mi 6.4 (Mountain Lake), Aid #3 mi 20.6(North Arch) and Aid #4 mi 25.8(Mt Constitution)
Post Race: We'll have a post race meal and party with fresh, hot, homemade food, drinks including local micro-brew and live music.
Pre Race: The night before the race everyone is invited to join us at the brand new Island Hoppin' Brewery(33 Hope Lane, Eastsound, WA) for great beer, great music and maybe food(we're working on that...). Music starts at 6:30 but you're welcome to arrive earlier; music ends at 10pm but you're welcome to stay later if you dare!
Lodging: We'll have Camp Moran, the park's retreat center, to ourselves from Friday at 5pm to Sunday at noon. At our disposal is the main lodge which has a large commercial kitchen (stocked with dishes, pots, pans, walk-in refrigerator, freezer, etc.) and large open room with tables and chairs for eating and it's the space we use for runner check-in and the post race meal/party. Runners, their guests, and the volunteers all sleep together in bunkhouses that sleep 8-14 people. Click here for more Info
T-Shirts: The last 4 years I've scoured the local thrift stores to find the best shirts, sweat shirts, vests, jackets, etc. and had the race logo printed on them by Wild Bill Graphics. The idea was to promote reuse and to conserve resources and it ended up being lots of fun for me, Wild Bill and all the runners so I'm definitely doing it again this year!
Refunds/Transfers: Any runner who will have to miss the race for any reason can transfer their entry to any of my future races as long as the runner emails me before race day. When the runner emails to notify me they will not be able to attend the race I'll then reply with an email that will contain the info the runner will need to transfer their entry to another race. Refunds will not be offered except in rare circumstances. Transferring your entry to someone else is also possible-- just email me for more info.
Contact: Race Director James Varner