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Middle Fork 50k, 22 Mile & Half Marathon

Photo of bridge crossing over Middle Fork River in WashingtonDUE TO ROAD CONSTRUCTION, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 8:00 AM

The start is at the Middle Fork Trailhead, and the courses take runners up the Middle Fork Trail to the Dingford Creek bridge, to Goldmyer Hot Springs, and further up the valley for the 50k, then back. Both courses have modest climb, since the route follows the river, with a few meanders of the trail up and down the valley slope. The valley features views of the rugged mountain slopes, old-growth trees, majestic cliffs, lush forest, the swiftly-flowing Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, and perhaps some birds fishing along the river. Detailed route descriptions are below in the Details tab. 

There are now THREE course options for this event:

  • 50 km (31.1 miles)
  • 22 miles (36.1 km)
  • Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

This event is being conducted under permit from the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking. Carpooling is encouraged.

Distances were measured using a measuring wheel and bicycle odometer.

2013 Results & Photos!

 

 

 

PRICING

SUPER EARLY / EARLY / REGULAR  / DAY-OF-EVENT 

13 Mile: $37 / $41 / $44 / $50

22 Mile: $40 / $44 / $47 / $50

50k: $46/ $51 / $56 / $65

 

Super Early registration prices end Wednesday, December 25th at 11:59pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Early registration prices end Saturday, July 31th at 11:59pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Regular pre-registration prices end Friday, September 11th at 11:59pm.

Aid stations

There will be five well-stocked aid stations on the 50k course and three on the 22 Mile.

The aid stations will have at least water, electrolyte drink, and some carbohydrate-rich foods, such as energy gels, cookies, pieces of energy bar, bagel, fruity candy, fig bars, and/or bananas. There will be a few choices of these foods (both sweet and salty).

50k Route Summary

  1. From the start at the Middle Fork Trailhead parking area, cross the road from the trailhead entrance and go onto to the CCC connector trail.
  2. From the CCC connector trail, turn left at the junction just West of the campground, and onto the CCC trail for about 0.6 miles West to a marked turn-around point, then back to the start and aid station A.
  3. Cross the footbridge and onto the Middle Fork Trail
  4. The second aid station (B) will be at the junction of the Dingford Creek and Middle Fork Trails
  5. From aid station B, continue on the Middle Fork Trail to the bridge near Goldmyer Hot Springs and the third aid station (‘C’)
  6. From aid station C, continue East, up the Middle Fork Trail to the junction with the forest service road, then turn left onto the road
  7. Go West down the forest road, then make a sharp left onto the access road to the bridge at Goldmyer Hot Springs and back across to aid station C
  8. Return West along Middle Fork Trail all the way to the Middle Fork Trailhead, passing aid station B again on the return trip, before finishing at the Middle Fork Trailhead

22-Mile Route Summary

  1. From the start at the Middle Fork Trailhead parking area, cross the footbridge and onto the Middle Fork Trail
  2. The first aid station (‘B’) will be at the junction of the Dingford Creek and Middle Fork Trails
  3. From aid station B, the route continues on the Middle Fork Trail to the bridge near Goldmyer Hot Springs, the location of the second aid station (‘C’)
  4. From aid station C, cross the bridge by Goldmyer Hot Springs, following the access road to the main forest service road
  5. Go West past the gate, then turn left onto the Dingford Creek Trail to Dingford Bridge and back up to aid station B
  6. Return along the Middle Fork Trail to the finish at the Middle Fork Trailhead

Three days before run

11:59 p.m.    Pre-registration closes
 
Day of run
6:15 - 7:30 a.m.  Check in/event-day registration
7:00 a.m.    Early starter briefing & start
8:00 a.m.    Main start
6:00 p.m.    Course closes

Course route map for Middle Fork 50K & 20M trail run produced by Northwest Trail Runs

Follow this link for directions to the Middle Fork Trailhead off of NFD 5600 Rd.  Simply fill in your starting address for customized directions.

A Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking.  You can pick up a Northwest Forest Pass at certain retail locations, including REI and Big 5.  Carpooling is encouraged.

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