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Deception Pass 50K
December 9, 2023 @ 6:45 am - 4:00 pm PST
An event every year that begins at 6:45 am on day second of December, repeating until December 13, 2025
Taking place at Deception Pass State Park which is named for the narrow and dramatic channel of water that separates Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands in the northern Puget Sound. The area is famous for it’s rugged coastline, steep cliffs, dense forests and great views. The race covers just about every inch of the park, running at times right at sea level and other times high above on bluffs and hills and twice crosses the pass itself via the historic Deception Pass Bridge which sits about 180 feet above the water. There are no mountains or long climbs like many of our other Rainshadow Running Races but make no mistake Deception Pass 50k is still a tough race with it’s technical footing, narrow, twisty trails and at times steep grades. It maybe be one of our faster courses but it’s still a good challenge!
6:45am: Runner Check-in Begins at West Point Amphitheater
7:55am: Pre-Race Briefing
8:00am: 50k Race Start
Post Race Party
Those of you have run Rainshadow races in the past know just what a great party our race-weekends are.
At the finish, we’ll have live bluegrass music, fresh, wood-fired pizza made by Pizza Jim & Co, in addition to a slew of other finish-line goodies (including gluten-free & vegan options).
To confirm event status (sold out, cancellations, COVID restrictions, etc.), be sure to visit the event website above.