2011 50m course details
The Sun Mountain 50 mile course will be nearly all single track or double track dirt roads and take place at and near the Sun Mountain Trail Systems in Winthrop, Wa. The course will have about 7000ft of elevation gain--about half of the gain from 4 significant climbs and the other half from numerous small climbs(200ft or less). The course will pass mountain lakes, go through old forests and run out in the open shrub-steppe landscape filled with sagebrush and blooming balsam root flowers. There will be numerous views of the Methow River Valley, the North Cascades, Chelan Sawtooths, and Okanogan Mountain Ranges.