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JULY 8, 2023

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. You will have 17 hours to complete the 50 mile.

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 5800ft with 6800ft of descent with 2 fully stocked aid stations. The views are unmatched on this shorter race - with epic climbs and descents.

The 2-person really team will consist of two legs. Leg 1 is the first 50K of the 50M route and Leg 2 will be the final 20M. Teams are responsible for transportation to the exchange at the Quarry AS.  

RACE DATE

Saturday, July 8, 2023

TIMES

CHECK-IN:

50MILE/Relay: 4AM-5:15AM

20MILE: 6:30AM-7:45AM

SHUTTLE: NO shuttle needed for 50M/Relay

                    Shuttle leaves at 8AM for 20M

 

START:

50M/Relay: 5:30AM

20M: 9AM

START LOCATION

Lava Lake Sno Park - Willamette National Forest

PRICING

50M

$135 - December 1 - January 31

$150 - February  1 - April 30

$165 - May 1 - July 3

20M

$95 - December 1 - January 31

$105 - February 1 - April 30

$120 - May 1 - July 3

2-Person Relay Team

$210 - December 1 - January 31

$225 - February 1 - April 30

$240 - May 1 - July  3

DIRECTIONS - 50MILE/Relay & 20MILE RACES

From Portland/Salem - Allow 1.5hrs from Salem & 2.5hrs from Portland

From Bend - Allow 1hr 10mins

From Eugene - Allow 1hr 30mins

ACCOMMODATIONS

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:

Coldwater Cove Campground

House Rock Campground

Lost Prairie Campground

Riverside at Detroit Campground

Scott Lake Campground

Link Creek Campground

POST RACE

We will have free food for all runners and volunteers. 

AWARDS

All participants who complete the races will receive a sweet custom finisher award. 

The top 3 male/female/team of each race will receive awesome prizes from our great sponsors.

 

WEATHER

For weather, check HERE

 

BENEFICIARIES

Sweet Home High School is the race beneficiary. They will be out at 4 aid stations.

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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.