2022 Race - July 22 - 23, 2022
The 2022 race will be held on July 22-23 2022 instead of the usual weekend before Labor Day in late August! We have made the decision to move the race up a month due to two instances in four years where we had to adjust the race course due to wildfire danger.
The lottery for entry to the 2022 race will begin on January 1, 2022 and run through January 17, 2022. Lottery results will be posted on January 22, 2022
As a result of moving the date up, the deadline for trailwork and qualifiers to be submitted is moved up to June 15th, instead of July 31st. The trailwork submission page will be updated and made available shortly - check back on our Entrants page.
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 and June 15th, of the current year 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 June 15th 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 June 15th. 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 June 15th 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.