The course is a 55 mile out and back from the town of Concrete Washington to Sherman Peak. Competitors will cover 47 miles of gravel Forest Service roads, 5 miles of snow trail and 3 miles of glacier travel. The high point of the course is Sherman Peak at 10,160ft with an overall elevation gain of rouphly the same. All glacier travel will require participants to wear a harness along with other mandatory gear and ascend and descend fixed ropes flanking the entirety of the Squak glacier. This is an extreme mountain event, weather, elevation and exhaustion add to it’s difficulty. High winds, freezing temperatures, snow, rain, lightning and avalanches can occur at anytime, you are entering this race at your own risk.
The race starts Sunday June 3rd at 12:00 AM, take note of this start time. The time limit is 18 hours with a soft cut off at 6:00 PM. Runners will need to be off the course by nightfall, or we will come looking for you. A rough estimate should put the last runner on the summit around 10:00 AM.
There will be 6 aid stations along the course that you will see twice. Aid stations 1-3 will be fully stocked with you typical ultra food. Glacier aid stations 4-6 will have a limited amount of food and water. You must take enough food and gear to be self sufficient on the mountain.
There is one drop bag location, this is at aid station 3 snowline. This is where you will pick up your mountain bag and transition from the run to the climb. On the return trip you may drop your gear here to be returned to the start finish.
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