The first annual Winthrop Marathon will be held September 26 2010. Starting on the edge of the Pasayten Wilderness in the Okanogan National Forest the course will follow the Chewuch River on Forest Service and rural county roads to the "western" town Winthrop in the heart of the beautiful Methow River Valley. The USATF certified, "net downhill" course is located on the sunny side of the North Cascades so there's a good chance the weather will be perfect for running, enjoying the views and hanging out with friends and family at the finishline. And yes it's a "Boston Qualifier"!!!