2020 Race - August 29 - 30, 2020
After much discussion, deliberation, and debate, the Cascade Crest 100 Board of Directors has come to the unanimous decision to cancel this year's event.
There are many moving parts to organizing a 100 mile event on a normal year. This year, with the public health concerns and Covid-19 related restrictions, those variables are multiplied and are underlined by the uncertainty of being able to hold the event at all. And, as we debated possible alternatives and variations of the event, we knew that we couldn't responsibly hold the event in a manner that would provide the Cascade Crest experience we've all come to love and expect.
We understand and share your disappointment, as Cascade Crest is a big annual family reunion for most of us. But we're excited to see you all next year for an even better, healthier event.
So, what now? The current entrants list and waitlist will be rolled to next year. All current entrants will have the option of requesting a 90% refund of their registration fee ($270) by emailing me at email@example.com. Refunds are sent via paypal, so please include which email account your PayPal account is linked to. A refund removes you from the entrants list.
Please email me (Rich) at the above email address with any questions or issues.
Rich, Wendy, Adam, Kelly, Rob, Kent, Glen, and Kevin
Cascade Crest is a challenging 100 mile trail run through the Central Cascades of Washington State. The course currently runs as a clockwise loop from the Easton Fire Station. The race starts is 9:00 am Saturday morning and there is an overall time limit of 34 hours.
Randy Gehrke founded and directed the race from 1999 through 2005. Charlie Crissman directed the race from 2007 through 2012. Their efforts have established Cascade Crest as one of the premier 100 milers in the country.
In 2016, the course was enhanced, wrapping around and over Blowout Mtn. This change added roughly 3.2 miles and 1000' of climbing to the original course.
The course record on the current (longer) course is 18:03:00, set in 2018 by 3 time winner Jesse Lang of Richland, WA.
The course record on the original course is 17:56:50 set in 2014 by Seth Swanson of Missoula, MT.
The women's record is 19:25:56 by Alissa St Laurant of Edmonton, Alberta; set in 2015 on the original course.
The fastest women's time on the current, longer course is 21:16:26, set by Yitka Winn in 2019.
Entrants must complete an organized trail 50-miler or longer (with at least 6,500' of climb) between January 1st, 2020 and July 31st, 2020, OR have completed an organized trail 100-miler ever. There should be no ambiguity that your qualifier is a "trail" run. Cascade Crest 100 is not easy... prepare accordingly. If you need to ask if Such and Such 50M counts as a "trail" race, then it probably doesn't. Think primarily dirt, single-track trail.
Trail Work Requirement
Entrants get to do 8 hours of trail work. This trail work must be completed between January 1st and July 31st to count for that year's race, and should also be done with an organized work party such as the PCTA, WTA, or other trail work organization. Documentation of your trail work must be completed using the online submission form prior to August 1st. Trail work can be done where it is convenient for the runner. We recommend contacting your local US Forest Service office for trail work opportunities. For locals, the Washington Trails Association hosts trail work parties nearly every weekend in beautiful locations throughout the state. The trail work requirement applies to all entrants. Volunteering at a race does not constitute trail work.
Entrants that cancel their registration before August 1st will be reimbursed $150 electronically by PayPal only. Do not enter if you are not prepared to forfeit the rest of the entry fee if you are unable to run.