Beitreten Sun Mountain 50K
Take a step back into the Old West. Located on the North Cascades Scenic Byway in Washington’s magnificent Methow Valley, Winthrop is a old west town with wood boardwalks and western charm and is also the host of the annual Sun Mountain 50k race.
With its beautiful trails, and challenging-enough but not outrageously killer course, the Sun Mountain ultramarathon is the perfect race for anyone looking to do their first Ultra or wanting to set a PR. There is a very short stretch of pavement near the end, but other than that the route consists of fast hard-packed dirt trails, through wildflower-carpeted meadows and forest. And the cumulative elevation gain is relatively tame about half that of many other ultras.
Start at Chicakdee Trailhead
Head out on Chickadee Trail, Stay straight onto Cabin Trail, Right onto Patterson Lake Trail,
Right onto Rader Creek Tr, Left onto Lower Inside Passage Tr, Left to continue up Inside Passage Tr, Left onto Meadowlark Tr, Left onto Bluejay Tr, Left onto Meadowlark Tr.
Thompson Ridge Aid Station at Meadowlark Trailhead on Thompson Ridge Rd (Mile 8.6)
Right onto unsigned trail soon after crossing the cattle guard(if you come to Upper Inside Passage Tr. you went too far), Left onto Upper Inside Passage Tr, Right onto Pete’s Dragon Tr, Left onto Inside Passage Tr, Almost immediately turn Right to stay on Inside Passage Tr, Cross Thompson Ridge Rd and immediately get onto Overland Tr, Turn right onto Little Wolf Creek Rd, Left onto Yellowjacket Tr and immediately go Left towards Homestead
Turn Left onto Homestead Tr.
Homestead Aid Station at Junction of Homestead Tr and Little Wolf Creek Rd (Mile 17)
Turn Right onto Little Wolf Creek Rd, Take first Right towards Fox Tr. And go through Gate to get on Fox Tr, Stay Left at fork, Turn Left onto Black Bear Tr, Turn Right onto Moose Tr and follow all the way up to Sun Mountain Lodge. Go through the Lodge parking lot, through the grass lawn and up the Lodge road, Turn Left onto Kraule Tr, Turn Right onto unofficial trail towards Black Bear Tr, Turn Right onto Black Bear, Turn Left onto Winthrop Tr.
Patterson Lake Aid Station (Mile 25.2)
Turn Right onto unofficial trail towards Patterson Mountain, Left onto Patterson Loop Trail,
Out and Back to the top of Patterson Mountain, Left to continue on Patterson Loop Trail,
Left at gates and down towards Patterson Lake Rd, Right onto Patterson Lake Rd, Left onto Cabin Tr, Right onto Chcikadee Tr.
Finish at Chickadee Trailhead
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Plenty of lodging is available in Winthrop or Twisp, both of which are within a half-hour of the start/finish. Additionally, there are plenty of camping options in the area.
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After the race, hang out with friends while eating local pizza, drinking local beer, and listening to live bluegrass.
There will be three aid stations (some of which you'll run through twice). Aid stations always feature plenty of water, potato chips, PB&J, fresh fruit (oranges, bananas, grapes), chocolate/candy, GU gels and GU Brew, tortillas for gluten-free folks, and tasty Trail Butter inside those tortillas. We'll also have Coke and Ginger Ale. You can also pack your preferred calories in drop bags, and/or carry them with you along the course.
Every male and female race winner receives a one-of-a-kind race print, and a hand-etched growler.
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