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Race Info

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Place: Winthrop, Wa

Marathon: 8:00am (But you need to be checked in and on the bus to the start by 6:45am!--it's a point to point course so you'll be bussed to the start. Check in starts at 5:30am at the Winthrop Barn and the buses will start loading at 6:30am. It's about a 50-55 minute bus ride to the start. Runners will have about 20 minutes to "warm up" before the start.)

Half Marathon: 10:00am (But you need to be checked in and on the bus to the start by 9:15am!--it's a point to point course so you'll be bussed to the start. Check in starts at 8:00am at the Winthrop Barn and the buses will start loading at 9:00am. It's about a 20 minute bus ride to the start. Runners will have about 20 minutes to "warm-up" before the start.)

Course Closes at 3:00pm for both races.

$90 (incl. tax) for the marathon and $70 (incl. tax) for the half marathon. 
Prices go up $10 after 5 pm on May 15 2012. 
$25(incl tax) extra for a tech singlet. (Shirt Deadline is May 22)
$10(incl. tax) extra adult meal ticket; $4(incl. tax) extra kids meal ticket.

Registration is will open on March 3rd at 9am(PST) at

Registration ends Wednesday June 4th at 10am. No registration race morning!

Transportation to the Start:
All runners must take the provided buses to the start. NO GETTING DROPPED 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 finish line--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 for the marathon runners at the following distances: 3.1, 5.3, 7.3, 9.9, 13.1, 15.7, 18.3, 20.6, 23.0, and 25.8

There will be aid stations for the half marathon runners at the following distances: 2.6, 5.2, 7.5, 9.9, and 12.7

All the aid stations will have water and  electrolyte replacement drink, energy gelssucceed electrolyte capsules, toilet paper, vaseline, duct tape and band-aids.

There will be one portable toilet at each of the marathon and half marathon aid stations. As well as numerous at the starting line, finish line and at the bus pickup location. 

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 hour. 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).

Runners who would like support in addition to what is to be provided by the race may ask the race director for approval.

This is not a very spectator friendly race, there are only 3 spots on the marathon course(and only 2 on the half marathon course) where your friends or family could see you during the race (mi 8.5 and 19 for the marathon and mile 6 for the half marathon and at the finish for both) 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 volunteer at an aid station--they get see you on the course and get a free ticket for the post race meal.

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

Camping: There are lots of options for nice tent camping all over the place around here. A little closer the race are a few private campgrounds, in Winthrop, Pine Near RV and CampgroundBig Twin LakesKOAand a state park(Pearrygin Lake), and the River Bend Campground in Twisp.  The Forest Service also has nice campgrounds on hwy 20 just west of Mazama--Early Winters Campgound is the closest to the race of those.

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 marathon start are 35-40 degrees, the half marathon start 55-60 and by midday it'll likely be in the 70's to low 80's-- perfect running weather! But this is the mountains so anything is possible...

Before the Race:

There will be NO Pre Race Meal or Packet Pick-up the day before the race! There are numerous great restaurants in the area to choose from. Some recommendations:

East 20 Pizza -- Winthrop
Kelly's -- Between Mazama and Winthrop on Hwy 20
Carlos' 1800 -- Winthrop
Twisp River Pub -- Twisp

Visit Winthrop Mountain Sports for last minute supplies, including running shoes! 

Bib Pick-up(no registration) Saturday Only:
5:30am to 6:30am for the marathon and 8:00am to 9:00am for the half marathon 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 finish line)

Buses depart 6:45 for the Marathon!!! DON'T BE LATE!!!
Buses arrive at the Winthrop Barn at 6:30 to start loading runners.

Buses depart 9:15 for the Half Marathon!!! DON'T BE LATE!!!
buses arrive at the Winthrop Barn at 9:00 to start loading runners.

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.
Medals for ALL finishers(Marathon and Half Marathon)

Results will be posted online as soon as they're ready.