Welcome to King Castle. Nestled on the western slopes of the Central Cascades, lies a network of trails that offers buttery single-track, long gradual climbs, old-growth forests, sweeping views of the high cascade mountains, ridge lines and fast descents that will have you craving more. King Castle offers 50K and 12mile distances. The 50K boasts 7700ft of gain/loss while the 12mile has 2800ft of gain/loss. The races start and finish at the Upper McKenzie Community Center nestled near the banks of the McKenzie River. Runners will cross one of the few remaining wood-covered bridges - Belknap Covered Bridge. So, what are you waiting for?
Saturday, May 21, 2021
8AM - 50K
9AM - 12mile
$95 10-1-20 to 11-30-20
$110 12-1-20 to 5-18-21
$125 Day of race
$50 10-1-20 to 11-30-20
$65 12-1-20 to 5-18-21
$75 Day of race
DIRECTIONS TO START/FINISH
From Bend - 1.5hrs
Parking is limited at the Community Center. So please park on the main road adjacent to the Center. Please be sure you park off the road and adhere to posted signs. And please be mindful of the community by not parking in driveways.
There are a number of options within 30minutes of the start/finish.
Our friends at Horse Creek Lodge have lodging. Grab it before it's gone!
The nearest airport is Eugene (EUG) but the cheapest airport to fly into may be Portland (PDX).
Bib pickup will be the morning of the race at the Community Center.
12 Mile: 7:30AM-8:45AM
Free - and delicious - food and beer will be ready, waiting for you when you cross the finish after a hard-earned day spent on the trails.
We will have great awards from our sponsors to the top 3 female/male finishers in each race.
Each finisher will receive a sweet, custom metal for their amazing efforts.
As like all Alpine Running races, this event is cupless. So please come prepared with your own cup/bottle.
Please be aware the race is held on multi-use trails and you may encounter mountain bikers and hikers.
Dogs: We have a trail pup and love running with her. However, due to the nature of the course and per our permit, dogs are not allowed in the race. Dogs are welcome at the start/finish, but please be mindful of others, as not everyone is a dog lover - unfortunately. ;-)
This race is held under a special use permit -and in partnership with- the Willamette National Forest. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Alpine Running, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This event is sanctioned by the USATF.