On hiatus for 2023
5:30AM - 50MILE
7AM - 50K
Included with your registration: Shuttle to the start, post-race meal, finishers award, free tent camping and an incredible experience. Optional tri blend and tech race shirts available for purchase during checkout.
Shirts will also be for sale the weekend of the race at the fairgrounds in Sumpter.
Bib pickup will be race morning at the fairgrounds in Sumpter from 3:45AM -6AM.
Racers will be shuttled to the start in Bourne from the fairgrounds in Sumpter. Racers will need to utilize the shuttle as there is no runner drop off at the start due to limited parking. Crew will not be able to drop off their runner at the start - no exceptions.
THE SHUTTLE WILL LEAVE THE FAIRGROUNDS AT 4:45AM SHARP FOR THE 50MILE.
THE SHUTTLE WILL LEAVE THE FAIRGROUNDS AT 6:15AM SHARP FOR THE 50K. PLEASE BE ON TIME.
DIRECTIONS TO THE FINISH
Please stay and enjoy the post race festivities! We are excited to have Frontier Express serving up some amazing homemade smash burgers and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches for the post race meal this year! Food/beer will be provided to all racers and volunteers and for a fee for friends/family .
We will have great prizes from our sponsors for our top 3 male/female finishers.
All are welcome to tent camp for free at the finish (fairgrounds) in Sumpter.
There are showers - $2.50 for 4 minutes - available for use at the finish. Showers require quarters. Please bring quarters as there is no quarter machine.
20 RV sites available. You can reserve an RV site through the registration process on Ultrasignup.
Fee $25 for the weekend.
Electricity. No sewer. Some sites have water.
No use of AC units permitted.
Please be considerate of the local residents by keeping the noise down starting at 10pm.
Please be mindful of neighbors to the fairgrounds. Dogs must be well-behaved, leashed, and cleaned up after per the City of Sumpter. Just remember you cannot leave your dog unattended while you are racing. Thank you!
HOTELS IN SUMPTER
HOTELS IN BAKER CITY
The weather in the Elkhorn Mountain Range in July varies greatly from highs in the mid-80s to 90s to lows in the mid-30s. With any mountain race, the weather can change suddenly. HERE is the weather for the surrounding area.
UTMB QUALIFYING RACE
The Elkhorn Crest 50 is a qualifying race for UTMB. The 53 mile will earn you 4 points! The 50K will earn you 2 points!
The Elkhorn Crest 50 is a CUPLESS event. Please come prepared with your own cup or bottle.
We are proud to have the Baker High School cross country team and the local 4x4 group - Locked & Loaded - as the beneficiaries of this event. They have been out on the course at the aid stations since the first year!
This race is held under a special use permit and in partnership with Wallowa Whitman National Forest. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, Alpine Running, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.