Cascade Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run

2021 Race - August 28 - 29, 2021

Latest News!!

The lottery for entry to the 2022 race will begin around the beginning of January 2022. Please check back here for updates as we get closer to the end of the year!!

Results are posted here and on Ultrasignup. If you notice any errors, please let us know at

Photos are also posted - the links are on our photos page

Important update regarding the 2021 race!!

All runners will have received email from containing important details about the 2021 start and race schedule. This content is located our Entrants page. It is important that all runners read this information and respond by Tuesday 8/24 at 0900 if you need the shuttle from Easton Fire Station (finish) to Hyak (start) so we can plan accordingly.

For 2021 TrackLeaders will be providing Spot based live tracking. The link to the live tracking page is posted just above.

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2021 Waitlist: The period to request being added to the 2021 waitlist is the second half of February, February 15 through the end of February 28, 2021. If you wish to be added to the waitlist for 2021, send email to before the end of February!!

Entrants: All entrants will be receiving a 100% credit for them to register, but, yes, you will need to re-register. This is for us to have positive confirmation that you are aware you are rolled over from last year and that you still want to run. A separate email will be sent to all entrants once re-registration is ready. You can expect that email indicating registration is ready by the end of this week (January 10th, 2021). You will have until Jan 31st to re-register with your 100% discount from last year's entry.

Refunds: Entrants will have until January 31st to request last year's 90% ($270) refund. If you don't re-register for this year's event or request a refund by January 31st, you will have donated last year's entry to our charitable causes - Thank you! No refunds for last year's waitlisters because none of you were charged. That happens when you join the entrants list.

Waitlisters: This year, we will be maintaining the waitlist offline, with updates posted to the Cascade Crest 100 Entrants Page. This will be updated roughly weekly, more often as summer approaches.

IMPORTANT: All 2020 waitlisters that want to maintain their spot on the wait list will need to email Rich, the race director, at and indicate their desire to stay on the waitlist. Similar to the entrants, this step gives us positive confirmation that you desire to maintain your spot (or better) on the waitlist from last year. You can send this email anytime between January 15th and January 31st, 2021. Please do not send emails to hold your spot until January 15th - you have 2.5+ weeks between January 15th and January 31st to email me to hold your spot on the waitlist. After that, the waitlist will be opened up for others to add their names to the bottom of the list. Yep, others not included in last year's lottery will be able to join the bottom of the waitlist once existing entrants and waitlisters have had ample time to decide to hold your spot. Tell your friends the option to join the bottom of the waitlist will open on Febrary 15th, also emailing Rich at

Trail work: The trail work requirement returns, as of now. Trail work from 2020 does not rollover. Trail work buyouts from 2020 do rollover - More to follow on this.

Qualifier: The normal qualifier requirement returns, although we will again be accepting self-styled 45+mile trail runs, verified by GPX file/Garmin/Strava activity link and trip report submitted to us via the online submission form. Of course, race results will also provide qualification. Give us until at least February 15th to update the system, no submission before then, please. For reference, the normal qualifier requirement is having run a trail 100 miler ever or a 50+ mile trail run with at least 6500 feet of climb this year.

Please check this website soon for more details or email with any questions. Please be patient waiting for replies to emails. We are very optimistic we will see you all in Easton in Augusst!

Rich, Wendy, Adam, Kelly, Rob, Kent, Glen, and Kevin

Race Overview

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.

Race Qualifier

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.

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