WOOLLEY 1/2 MARATHON, MARATHON, & 50K
Township & Polte Rd – Sedro-Woolley, WA
Saturday February 18th 2017
7:00 am Check In
8:00 am Early Start (see info below)
9:00 am Official Start
4:00 pm Course Closes
Volunteers are needed for this event! If you’re interested please sign up by clicking here.
All three runs are out and back with a few road crossings. Participants will heed traffic while crossing all roads, there will be NO crossing guards. As with all NW Ultra events these are meant to be fun runs with limited aid. Any diversion from the trail will be marked as well as all turnaround points. All three courses are out and back on railroad grade gravel path. The course has a slight (unnoticeable) uphill grade on the way out, with of course the same downhill grade on the return. There will be an aid station at each of the turnaround points (6.6 miles, 13.15 miles, 15.7 miles) and mile 4. Plan on carrying water and aid. This is not a USATF certified course and you can’t qualify for Boston, but it is at least the advertised distance.
This race is dog friendly but please keep your dog on a leash and next to you while you run so you don’t trip other participants, your dog does not run off, or get into a fight with other participants and local residents dogs. Please start towards the back of the pack so the folks that want to race can do so without risking getting tripped by a dog or dog leash.
Registration for this race is done online through Databar Events. Finishers will receive a one of a kind finishers Woolley coin. There is a $40 entry fee. Registration will close on Databar Events on the Thursday night prior to the race. If any spots are open we may allow registration the morning of the race. Since runners will pick up their bibs within a short amount of time and we want the race to start on time we would really like everyone to register prior to race day, and show up at least 45 minutes prior to their start time.
Unisex Tech shirts are available for an additional $20
Must be ordered by 1/20
The course starts a quarter of a mile west of the trail head off Fruitdale Rd & SR 20. It continues east along the Cascade Trail. For a full map of the Cascade Trail please visit the Skagit County Parks & Recreation’s website. The map of the Cascade Trail can be found at this link.
Drop bags can be dropped off at the start the morning of the race. Drop bags will be allowed at all aid stations. Please mark on your drop bags your bib #, which aid station it goes to (mile marker) and your name. They will not be returned until after the last runner has left each aid station, or participants may drive out to retrieve their bags. If participants do not retrieve their drop bags they will be donated, we will not mail them to you.
The official start time is 9:00 am. All runners starting at the official time will be eligible for awards.
The early start time is 8:00. Runners opting to start early will not be eligible for awards. Runners starting early are doing so because they expect to finish after the course closure time, if they start at the official time.
Minimum finish times will be given to all early start runners running faster the following times. If you plan on running faster than these times you need to start at 9:00 am! If you choose to start early plan on bringing enough aid for the 1st 13.15 miles. Our aid station volunteers are at the start of the race until the 9:00 starters leave, they then finish loading all of the runners drop bags and head out to set up the aid stations. In 2014 we had a few 1/2 marathon early starters who ran bonus miles because the aid station wasn’t there yet, the aid stations are also the turn around points.
1/2 Marathon (No early start allowed)
Marathon – 5:00 minimum time
50k – 6:00 minimum time
DIRECTIONS TO EVENT:
Add your starting point to the following google map to find detailed directions.(Google Map) From Interstate 5 (I-5) take exit #232/Cook Road towards Sedro-Woolley. Drive east on Cook road 4.3 miles and take a left onto North Cascades Highway. Drive 1.1 miles along North Cascades Highway until you reach Township Street. Take a right on Township Street and drive 0.2 miles to Polte Road. Take a left onto Polte Road. Parking can be found 0.2 miles later at the Central United Methodist Church (1012 Polte Rd, Sedro-Woolley, WA) just across the street from the trail head.