Cascade Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run

August 25 - 26, 2018

Latest News!!

Registration for the lottery for the 2018 20th running of the Cascade Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run
will open on January 1, 2018 and run until February 5, 2018.
Results will be posted on February 10, 2018.

We expect to be back to our normal single loop course. The out/back route for 2017 was only due to road closures due to the Jolly Mountain fire.

Results are available on our results page and on

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS are available on our LIVE TRACKING page
Official results will be posted as soon as possible here and on Ultrasignup.

IMPORTANT!! The course has been rerouted due to the closure of the Salmon la Sac road that services the second half of the course and is now an out and back course on the first part - from Easton to Hyak and back. This course is 102 miles long and has a little more climb than the normal course.
Please see the Course Page for details and a new elevation chart for this year's race.
Please also note the revised aid station chart in the Updated 2017 runners manual

Any runners looking for lodging Friday night -
Camping in Easton at Silver Ridge Ranch!!

We have reserved the group camp site and adjacent field at Silver Ridge Ranch for anyone looking to camp on race weekend. The ranch is about five minutes from the start/finish at the Fire Station.

Please see Our Facebook Page for details!!

Alert to all runners and anyone training on the course!

please be on the lookout for a missing PCT through hiker, Kris Fowler (trail name: Sherpa). Kris has been missing since last autumn and was last seen near Blowout Mountain, around mile 20 of the Cascade Crest 100 course. Please see This link to our Facebook page for details and photos of Kris's equipment.

Wait list updated!!
All who have not completed their volunteer trail work have been trimmed from the wait list and there is now a much smaller, but well deserving, list. Good Luck!!

Lottery results are posted here and are on Ultrasignup, as is the waitlist.

UPDATE: New Start and Cut-off times this year!!
New Start time: 9:00 am
Stampede: 8:30 pm
Hyak: 3:00 am
Kachess: 8:00 am
No Name: 12:30 pm
Silver: 6:15 pm
Finish: 7:00 pm
Yes, this is an overall cut-off of 34 hours, 2 hours more than in previous years. We want to allow more cushion as we determine how the extra 3.3 miles affects runners throughout the span of the course. Plus, runners will get an hour head start on the heat of the day. Runners MUST be checked in by 8:00 am if they want to run.
Also, runners 60+ can have a pacer starting at Stampede Pass, mile 36.
The runner manual has been updated to include these changes, as well as the updated mileages. Email has been sent to all runners via Ultrasignup, but be sure to mention the new 9 am start time to anyone you know running this year.

Results of the 2016 race are HERE.

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. 2016 was the 18th year of the run.

The current course record is 17:56:50 by Seth Swanson of Missoula, MT in 2014.
The women's record is 19:25:56 by Alissa St Laurant of Edmonton, Alberta in 2015.
Rod Bien (18:27:52) and Darcy Africa (21:15:12) each hold the second fastest time.

Race Qualifier

Entrants must complete an organized trail 50-miler or longer between January 1st, 2017 and July 31st, 2017, 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.

Trail Work Details

Entrants get to do 8 hours of trail work. This trail work must be completed between January 1st, 2017 and July 31st, 2017 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 $100. Do not enter if you are not prepared to forfeit the rest of the entry fee if you are unable to run.

More Questions?

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