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Cascade Super Ultra 50M | 50K

September 26 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 6:00 am on day last of September, repeating until September 27, 2025

The Cascade Super Ultra is the newest addition to the Cascade Super Series. A stunning point to point course running from South Cle Elum to Cedar Falls, the race features one of the fastest 50M trail races you will ever find with about 600’ of total elevation gain and 1500’ of total elevation loss, all run on wide well groomed gravel bike trail. The associated 50K race will feature almost no elevation gain and 1500’ of total elevation loss, easily making it one of the fastest 50K races in the country. This is a perfect race to attempt your first 50K or 50 miler, and the perfect race for the most seasoned ultra runner to go after at 50K or 50M PR. All this on a well supported course, while running through the heart of the Central Cascade Mountains…what more could you ask for?

THE COURSE
The 50 Miler will begin at South Cle Elum and will head west following the I-90 corridor on the Iron Horse Trail. The trail will gain minimal elevation over the first 29 miles (~600’). The first 12 miles will run near I-90 until you hit the town of Easton, where the trail will head along Lake Easton and the Yakima River and run through the forests of the central Cascades. At Mile 20, you will run through the Whittier Tunnel before hitting the scenic shores of Keechelus Lake at Mile 22. Prepare to be stunned as you run along Keechelus Lake for almost 6 miles, taking in jaw dropping views of the Cascade Mountains the whole time. Shortly after Mile 28, you will arrive at Hyak where we will have one hell of a party at an aid station to get you ready for the tunnel and your downhill finish. You will enter the tunnel at Mile 29, and emerge into the light 2.4 miles later. You will now begin your epic downhill journey with more breathtaking views as you drop 1500’ over the final 18 miles to the finish line. Your reward will be a high five and an amazing belt buckle to commemorate your 50 mile journey on the Iron Horse!

*The 50K race will begin at Hyak. The course will start with an out and back east along Keechelus Lake and will turn around after 5 miles. It will then follow the remainder of the 50M course.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

50M
Parking Lot Opens (Finish Line): 3:30 AM
Buses Leave Parking Area: 4:00 AM
Packet Pick-up at South Cle Elum: 5:00 AM – 5:45 AM
Pre-race Briefing: 5:55 AM
Race Start: 6:00 AM
Hyak Aid Cut-off: 1:00 PM
Garcia Aid Cut-off: 4:45 PM
Finish Line Cut-off: 7:00 PM
*Please note there is no shuttle from the finish line back to the start line.

50K
Parking Lot Opens (Finish Line): 6:00 AM
Buses Leave Parking Area: 6:30 AM
Packet Pick-up at Hyak: 7:00 – 7:45 AM
Pre-race Briefing: 7:55 AM
Race Start: 8:00 AM
Finish Line Cut-off: 7:00 PM
*Please note there is no shuttle from the finish line back to the start line.

RACE DaY INFO

Packet Pick-up & Day of Registration:
Yes! We have race day packet pick-up and day of registration! No! We do not offer advanced packet pick-up! Packet Pick-up will be at South Cle Elum for the 50M and at Hyak for the 50K.

Parking:
Free parking will be available at Cedar Falls Trailhead and Rattlesnake Lake Park and in designated areas along SE Cedar Falls Road. There is no parking at the start line, runners must park at the finish

COURSE SUPPORT

Pacers: 50M runners may pick-up a pacer at Hyak and/or Garcia. 50K runners may pick up a pacer at Garcia. Pacers must wear a pacer bib which they can get by signing a waiver at the aid station.

Aid Stations:
The 50M will have 10 aid stations and the 50K 7 aid stations, with a mix of manned and un-manned aid stations. The aid stations layout is as follows:
Golf Course Road – Mile 5.2 – Full Aid Station
Easton Trailhead – Mile 11.5 – Full Aid Station, Crew Access
Un-manned Aid – Mile 17 – Fluids Only
Stampede Pass Road – Mile 21.5 – Full Aid Station
Un-manned Aid – Mile 25 (50K Mile 4/6) – Fluids Only
Hyak – Mile 29 (50K Mile 10) – Full Aid Station, Hot Food, Crew Access, Drop Bags
Un-manned Aid – Mile 34 (50K Mile 15) – Fluids and Pre-packaged Snacks
Un-manned Aid – Mile 38 (50K Mile 20) – Fluids and Pre-packaged Snacks
Garcia Road – Mile 42.2 (50K Mile 24.2) – Full Aid Station, Hot Food, Crew Access, Drop Bags
Un-manned Aid – Mile 46 (50K Mile 27) – Fluids and Pre-packaged Snacks

*Full Aid Stations will have water and electrolyte drink, Gu Gels and assorted snacks such as chips, pretzels, cookies, bananas, oranges, assorted candies, S-caps, PB&J sandwiches, etc. Un-manned Aid Stations with pre-packaged snacks will have snacks such as single serve bags of chips/pretzels, single serve packs of cookies/crackers, single serve candy packs. Aid stations with hot foods will offer broth/soup/rammen (with veggie options), bean&cheese burritos/quesadillas and other special treats.

Search and Rescue:
Pierce County SAR 4×4 will be monitoring the course via ATV to assist runners with any issues or injuries.

Medical:
Medics are on-site at the finish line.

Details

Date:
September 26
Time:
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
PDT
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://cascadesuperseries.com/the-cascade-super-ultra/

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