Welcome to Old Cascadia. These majestic trail races will take you to some of the oldest summits in Oregon for an unforgettable race experience. The Cascade Mountain Range is really two ranges in one. The familiar High Cascades are a young range of soaring, snow-capped active volcanoes, that include peaks like Mt Jefferson and Mt Hood - which can be seen from the course. However, the High Cascades owe their elevation to the westerly Old Cascades, the ancient, deeply eroded mountains that formed the foundation of the high peaks tens of millions of years prior. The extinct volcanoes of the Old Cascades are renown for their lush rainforests, brilliant meadows and prolific wildlife. Each race offers running through such landscapes along with sweeping views, creek crossings and big climbs all the while running on some of the best single-track trails Oregon has to offer.
The 50 mile is a lollipop-style course. You will start off tagging the summit of Crescent Mountain that has amazing views from north to south. You will then do a massive 50K loop before another climb up Crescent Mountain and then a final buttery downhill to the finish. Consists of 88% single track, 4% two-track, 4% paved road and 4% dirt road with 6 fully stocked aid stations. Total elevation gain is 12500ft and 12500ft of loss.
The 20mile will consist of the last 20miles of the 50M course. It has 90% single track trails, 5% paved road and 5% dirt road. Total elevation gain is 5300ft with 6500ft of descent with 2 fully stocked aid stations. The views are unmatched on this shorter race - with epic climbs and descents.
NEW IN 2021!! The 50K will do the "Epic Loop" - what the 50mile race does - but without the "stem". You will summit Pyramid Peak and Scar Mountain. It's called the Epic Loop for a reason! Run it and find out! This course consists of 85% single track and 15% of two-track/gravel road. There will be 4 fully stocked aid stations with 7400ft of gain and 7400ft of loss.
UTMB points: The 50mile is worth 4 points. The 20mile is worth 2 points. 50K is pending.
Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 50MILE & 20MILE
Sunday, June 20, 2021 - 50K
*Due to COVID-19, this is a RUNNER-ONLY event. NO spectators or crew.*
SHUTTLE: NO shuttle needed for 50M/50K
Leaves at 8AM for 20M
LOCATION - 50 MILE & 20MILE RACES
LOCATION - 50K
$135 - November 1 - December 31
$150 - January 1 - March 31
$165 - April 1 - June 5
$95 - November 1 - December 31
$105 - January 1 - March 31
$120 - April 1 - June 5
$110 - November 1 - December 31
$125 - January 1 - March 31
$140 - April 1 - June 5
DIRECTIONS - 50MILE & 20MILE RACES
From Portland/Salem - Allow 1.5hrs from Salem & 2.5hrs from Portland
From Bend - Allow 1hr 10mins
From Eugene - Allow 1hr 30mins
DIRECTIONS - 50K
The city of Sisters has numerous options and is 45minutes away.
The town of Detroit has a few options and is 35minutes away.
Numerous campgrounds within 30minutes:
We will have free food for all runners and volunteers. *Due to COVID-19, there will be no pre/post race food.*
All participants who complete the races will receive a sweet custom finisher award.
The top 3 male and female of each race will receive awesome prizes from our great sponsors.
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Sweet Home High School and Redmond High School cross country teams are the race beneficiaries. They will be out at 2 aid stations each.
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 (USDA), Alpine Running, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. This event is sanctioned by the USATF.