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Sat July 8 - Sun July 9
Welcome to Old Cascadia. These majestic trail races will take you to some of the oldest summits in Oregon for an unforgettable race experience. The Cascade Mountain Range is really two ranges in one. The familiar High Cascades are a young range of soaring, snow-capped active volcanoes, that include peaks like Mt Jefferson and Mt Hood – which can be seen from the course. However, the High Cascades owe their elevation to the westerly Old Cascades, the ancient, deeply eroded mountains that formed the foundation of the high peaks tens of millions of years prior. The extinct volcanoes of the Old Cascades are renown for their lush rainforests, brilliant meadows and prolific wildlife. Each race offers running through such landscapes along with sweeping views, creek crossings and big climbs all the while running on some of the best single-track trails Oregon has to offer.
The 50 mile is a lollipop-style course. You will start off tagging the summit of Crescent Mountain that has amazing views from north to south. You will then do a massive 50K loop before another climb up Crescent Mountain and then a final buttery downhill to the finish. Consists of 88% single track, 4% two-track, 4% paved road and 4% dirt road with 6 fully stocked aid stations. Total elevation gain is 14000ft and 14000ft of loss. You will have 17 hours to complete the 50 mile.
The 50K involves doing the “Epic loop” as well as a run around Daly Lake. The course consists of 95% trail with 4 fully stocked aid stations. The 50K has 9300ft of climbing.
The 20mile will consist of the last 20miles of the 50M course. It has 90% single track trails, 5% paved road and 5% dirt road. Total elevation gain is 5800ft with 6800ft of descent with 2 fully stocked aid stations. The views are unmatched on this shorter race – with epic climbs and descents.