The Super Fast Half, held Saturday, June 17 claims to be one of the fastest half marathon courses in the country while the Super Marathon, held the same day, is a Boston Marathon qualifier course with a qualifying rate of over 34 percent. These races in the Washington Cascade Range kick off the Cascade Super Series. The Super Fast Half participants will enjoy 13.1 miles of scenic downhill with gorgeous views of the Cascade Mountains as they run down the gravel trail on this point-to-point course. This is the only half marathon course that features a run through the famous 2.4-mile Snoqualmie Tunnel. The event profile shows 800 feet of gradual descent.
The Super Marathon runners can expect 26.2 miles of scenic downhill with similar views that the half marathoners experience. The marathon course has 1,500 feet of gradual net downhill. The fastest male finishing time in 2022 was 2:42:39 while the fastest female finished with a time of 3:08:00. Both courses have runners gliding across railroad tressels, skirting waterfalls, and taking in endless mountain vistas.
In the fall, consider the Cascade Express Half and Cascade Express Marathon held on September 16, and the Cascade Super Ultra 50M and 50K held September 23.