2018 Info is now posted. NOTE: part of the trail from Steinke Basin to Lake Aid is closed, necessitating a re-reoute from last year's course. Pay attention to the course markings and not to any maps!!! (Although the maps currently on the site are what we think is going to happen, there may be additional changes.) Especially note the 10K heads north from the Start and the 26.2/50K cross DL and pass the start to join the 10K course.

      
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50M/50K/26.2 Course Description

50M is marked PINK throughout. Think PINK!

50K is PINK for 25 miles, then WHITE for the remaining 6.

MARATHON is PINK for 20 miles, then WHITE for the remaining 6.

  • 50M/50K Leg Summary
  • The 50M/50K/MARATHON events share many parts of the course; they differ in the last bits for each.
  • Each Leg Name is clickable and takes you to more detail.

Leg
Begins
Leg
Ends
Leg Name Distance 50M 50K 26.2

Start

Lake Swirlies 4.5 1, 8 1 1

Lake

South Bluff No Bluffin' 2.3 2, 9 2 2

South Bluff

Meadow Descent into Bugness 3.3 3, 10 3 3

Meadow

Meadow

Deja Vu

2.8
2.3 Marathon
4, 11 4 4

Meadow

Solum Up the Down Staircase 4.7 5, 12 5 5

Solum

Solum Easy/Hard
(I only run the downhill...)
4.1 6, 13 6 -

Solum

Steinke Rave Run 3.0 7 7 6

Steinke

Lake Filler 1.5 - 8 7

Lake

South Bluff No Bluffin' 2 2.3 - 9 8
South Bluff Finish Shortest Way Home 2.3 - 10 9

Solum

Finish Glory! 3.3 14 - -

 

Aid Station Types

  • Major – First aid, Fluids. Full variety of food & gels. Well staffed.
  • Minor – First aid, Fluids. Limited variety of nutrition. Light staff.
  • Micro – Fluids, self-service as no staff just critters.

Swirlies

 

50M-1

50M-8

50K-1

 M-1

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Aid


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1. Start
2. Steinke Basin

Lake

4.5

+330/-480

Major

A great bit: it’s on a nice wide trail. Be careful when crossing the road. There is some elevation change but the trail is wide and has good footing. At about the 3 mile mark you enter the campground so make sure to follow the pink ribbons. These areas are always confusing so be careful until you get back on the trail. Plus the vandals have been known to play with the flags; just keep left when you hit the campground road and you'll be OK.

The 50M repeats this leg as they start their second loop; they start from the Steinke Aid Station rather than the actual start line for the second loop.

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No Bluffin’

 

50M-2

50M-9

50K-2

 M-2

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Lake

South Bluff

2.3

+610/-320

Minor

Head towards the lake; have a swim. Then head to East Bluff Woods Trail and prepare to climb! It’s great footing on a great trail that goes up forever … Or so it seems… then head east along the bluff to South Bluff Aid. Don’t expect a fast time!

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Descent into Bugness

 

50M-3

50M-10

50K-3

 M-3

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South Bluff

Meadow

3.3

+310/-760

Major

Climb a bit out of the South Bluff Aid then follow the wide trail until the right turn on to the single track down, down, down to Meadow Aid. Two way traffic on the single track. A bit of a brain-burner across the meadow for the last mile into the aid.

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Déjà Vu All Over Again   50M-4 50M-11 50K-4  M-4

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Meadow

Meadow

2.8 or 2.3

+260/-260

Major

A little course correction so that you’ll have the full 50M/50K/26.2 you came for! I was hoping you'd appreciate a little bit of flat before it's back to the climbs, although it seems you guys actually like the climbs!

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Up the Down  Staircase

50M-5

50M-12

50M-5

 M-5

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Meadow

Solum

4.7

+960/-280

Minor

Re-burn your brain for a mile then climb the single track back up, share the trail with those coming down. Along the single track for 0.7 then watch for the right turn. Shortly thereafter, WATCH OUT FOR THE BUSY HIGHWAY!!! THERE IS NO TRAFFIC CONTROL!!!

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 Easy/Hard

50M-6

50M-13

50K-6

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Solum

Solum

4.1

+760/-760

Minor

2nd tough leg in a row; you guys are awesome! Out & Back (or should I say "Down & Up"). We couldn't do this event without including most of the first & last legs of the previous years' events; it's a weakness in our moral fiber, I guess.

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Rave Run

 

50M-7

-

 50K-7

M-6

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Solum

Steinke Basin

3.1

+130/-480

Major

Don’t get much better... a break from climbing, enjoy it while you can.

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Filler

 

-

-

50K-8

M-7

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Steinke Basin

Lake

1.5

+130/-480

Major

This one takes a shortcut bypassing the campground to get you to the Lake. Will be marked in WHITE for the 50K and Marathon.

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No Bluffin' 2

 

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-

50K-9

 M-8

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Lake

South Bluff

2.3

+130/-480

Minor

Same thing ya did earlier; remember, you're following WHITE this time. Yeah, there's pink here also but please follow the WHITE.

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Shortest Way

 

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-

50K-10

 M-9

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South Bluff

Finish

2.3

+130/-480

Major

Not much climbing on this one, just a quick way to get you to the finish with the correct mileage. Remember, you're following WHITE.

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Glory!

 

-

50M-14

-

 -

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Solum

Finish

3.4

+180/-510

Major

Almost the same as Rave Run, but this time you turn at 2.6 miles to get to the FINISH! Watch for the signage at the turn, on your first loop, you went straight; this time, turn right.     back to leg summary