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General Info--UPDATED AGAIN 9/22/10

Date: Sunday September 26 2010

Place: Winthrop, Wa

Time: 8:00am (But you need to be checked in and on the bus to the start by 6:30am!--it's a point to point course so you'll be bussed to the start. Check in starts at 5am at the Winthrop Barn)

$80 after August 26; Shirts are no longer available for purchase--the deadline was 8/26/10; $10 extra adult meal ticket; $4 extra kids meal ticket. Register at Databar Events until friday at 5pm or in person at the runner check-in on saturday 3pm to 8pm--no registration on Sunday morning!

Course Info:
Starting on the edge of the of the Pasayten Wilderness in the Okanogan National Forest at an altitude of 3300ft the course loses 1000ft in the first 10 miles as it follows the wild Chewuch River to the "western" town of Winthrop. In all the race loses 1800ft and gains just 250 for a net loss of 1550ft. The first three miles are on packed dirt road(the surface is a little loose and gravelly but it should not slow runners down very much and all the downhill will more than make up the difference) and the remainder is on asphalt and the entire route even when approaching town has very little vehicle traffic. The first 18 miles are in the national forest, the next seven are on rural county roads and the final mile makes it way to downtown on town streets. The Course will be USATF certified 26.2 miles and can be used as a "Boston Qualifier". MAPS ELEVATION PROFILE All miles will be marked and the half will be marked too.

Transportation to the Start:
BUSES DEPART at 6:30AM!!!! Don't Be Late!!!!!

All runners must take the provided buses to the start. NO GETTING DROPED OFF AT START. The buses will depart from the Winthrop Barn(2 blocks from the finish line) 1/4 mile west of downtown Winthrop on Hwy 20 within walking distance from all the Winthrop motels. Parking is limited so please walk or carpool. Your warm clothes will be transported back to the finishline--please bring a bag labeled with your name and bib number to keep things tidy and so you don't lose your favorite jacket or whatever.

Course Support and Rules:
There will be aid stations at the following distances: 3.3, 5.3, 8.1, 10.1, 13.1, 15.0, 17.0, 19.0, 21.4, and 24.0

All the aid stations will have water and Gatorade electrolyte replacement drink, succeed electrolyte capsules, toilet paper, vaseline, duct tape and band-aids Gels will be at every other aid station starting at the halfway mark(mile 13.1, 17.0, 21.4). There will be portable toilets at the start, mile 5.3, mi. 10.1, mi. 15.0, mi 19.0, mi 24

Spectators and crew are only allowed at the designated spectator locations(see below)--runners getting support from anyone other than volunteers or race staff outside of those spectator areas will be disqualified. No baby joggers allowed on the course. The course is planned to be open for only 7 hours--if you think you'll take more than 7 hours please email to discuss it. Friends and family can run part of the course with you but they must not drive anywhere on the course to meet you except to the designated spectator locations(see below).

This is not a very spectator friendly race, there are only 3 spots on the course where your friends or family could see you during the race (mi ~8.5, ~19, and the finish) and they must follow these directions exactly. Winthrop and the Methow Valley are however full of things for your friends and family to do while you run. One great option for them is to volunteerat an aid station--they get see you on the course and get a free ticket for the pre and post race meals and you get to run for free!

The Chewuch Inn, The River Run Inn and Sun Mountain Lodge are race sponsors and are good options. For other options check out the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce or Central Reservations

Located on the sunny and dry side of the state there's a good chance the sky will be clear and blue. The average temperatures for the start are 35-40 degrees and by midday it'll likely be in the high 60's or low 70's-- perfect running weather! But this is the mountains so anything is possible... The latest forecasts: one forecast for weekend is: partly cloudy with highs in the low 70s and lows in low 40s for saturday and the same temps for sunday(race day) but mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain.

another forecast is: partly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s and lows in mid 40s and 10% chance of rain both days.

Before the Race:

Packet Pick-up and late registration
Saturday (NO REGISTRATION ON RACE MORNING) 3pm to 8pm at the Twisp Valley Grange: 344 W. 2nd Ave., Twisp, WA(about 3 blocks west of hwy 20 in downtwon twisp)
Pre Race Pasta Dinner 5:30pm to 8pm at the Twisp Valley Grange: 344 W. 2nd Ave., Twisp, WA(about 3 blocks west of hwy 20 in downtwon twisp)

Late Packet Pick-up(no registration) 5:00am to 6:00am race morning at the Winthrop Barn: on hwy 20 just one block west of the four way stop intersection in downtown Winthrop(and just 2 blocks from the finishline)

Buses depart 6:30!!! DON'T BE LATE!!!
buses arrive at the Winthrop Barn at 6:15 to start loading runners.

After the Race:
Music, food and drinks!!
Massage will be provided by runner/massage therapist Alison Hanks LMP
Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall for men and women plus 1st male and female in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

Results will be posted online as soon as they're ready sunday afternoon/evening.