Non-profit ultramarathons trail running in Capitol State Forest, Olympia, Washington


 CAPITOL PEAK 50 MILE and 55KM RACE INFORMATION
WASHINGTON ULTRA SERIES RACE

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014. 50 mile and 55 kilometer start time will be at 6:30am.  Early start will only be for 50 mile solo runners, for those expecting to run more than 13 hours.  Cut-off time will be at 7:00 p.m for both races.

WHERE: Start and finish for both the 50 mile and 55 Km race are at Margaret McKenny Campground, off of Wadell Creek Road on the south side of Capitol State Forest.

You also need to separately purchase a Discover Pass to park your car at the Margaret McKenny start/finish. Please purchase online before you drive to the start!

Discover Pass required to access in Capitol Forest and other State lands!

Purchase a Discover Pass online here

NOT COVERED IN ENTRY- CAR OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PURCHASE DISCOVER PASS AND VISIBLY DISPLAY ON DASHBOARD!

MARGARET MCKENNY CAMPGROUND IN CAPITOL FOREST, NEAR LITTLEROCK, WA

Estimated driving time from Olympia to the Start/Finish is 25-30 minutes

See Google Maps driving directions or the following:

Merge onto Maytown Rd SW and follow signs to Littlerock for 2.9  miles west to Littlerock.
Turn right on Wadell Creek Road and go 2.5 miles to Margarette McKinney Campground.
Turn LEFT into Margarette McKinney Campground.
From Exit 104 Take I-5 South for 9.8 miles
On I-5 Take exit 95 for Maytown/Littlerock Road (this may be taken if you are driving directly from the south)
At Littlerock go straight (west) on Littlerock Road and then immediately straight (west) on 128th Ave SW at the Chevron Station.

Parking Instructions: Parking monitors will be directing traffic in the Campground start/finish area. Parking is limited at the start/finish area. Car pooling is recommended. Car pooling will reduce congestion in the start/finish area. You must park in the designated areas only in the parking lot. Camping is also available at Margarette McKinney campground and is on a first-come first serve basis. Gates will close after the race, so don’t plan on camping Saturday night!


RACE RULES/ TRAIL ETIQUETTE
  • Numbers must be worn on the front and visible at all times.
  • Announce that you are going to pass any runner you intend to pass, when it is safe to do so.
  • Yield to any runner who announces they want to pass you by stepping off the trail, when it is safe to do so.
  • If you come up on a horse, step off the side of the trail, walk slowly around the horse and talk to the horse riders so you don’t spook the horse.
  • Please be considerate to all other recreational users including equestrians, hikers, and mountain bikers.
  • If you drop from the race, please notify the aid station captain.
  • No cutting switch backs.
  • No littering.  Pack out all trash (to designated aid stations).
  • Dogs permitted only if they are well trained and have trail running experience!
  • Crew support is welcome at designated aid stations. NO CREWING ALONG ROADS OR AT TRAIL JUNCTIONS, ESPECIALLY ON C-LINE ROAD!
  • Pacers are allowed to start pacing at Capitol Peak A4 station for both 50 mile and 55Km runners.

Rules for Crew:

1) Absolutely no speeding while driving to aid stations.

2) No crewing at any point along the course, except at designated aid stations. This is especially important along the C-Line Road, where runners will be running along.

3) Park along side of the road without blocking the road and especially do not block any trails that the course is following. The course will be marked with orange flagging and white arrow markers.

4) At aid stations, please crew your runner off the side and not at the aid station table. Please pick up your trash and throw it away at the aid station.

5) Crew are welcome to help volunteer at an aid station while waiting for your runners. However, please respect the aid station worker protocol.


COURSE: The 50 mile course is on the single-track trails in Capitol State Forest.  There are some steep (walking sections) and rolling runnable sections (see course page for more details).



AWARDS: Prizes to be determined

  • All awards to those that finish the distance they register! In other words, if you register for the 50 mile and take the 55k finish, you are no longer eligible for an award.
  • Awards to the first three men and women overall.
  • Awards to the winner solo runner of each age group: 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over.
  • Awards to the relay teams. Team divisions include men, women, and co-ed.
  • “First to the Peak” Award: Runner who reaches the top of Capitol Peak first and then finishes.
  •  Awards presented following the post-race meal.  Complete race results will be available either on the web or mailed.
  • The person who earns the most volunteer hours working on trails or volunteering in Capitol Forest by April 28th.
Online Race Entry closes Wednesday 11:59 PM 4/23 (do not mail in your registration after this time!) You can still register in person at the Packet Pickup 3-6 PM on Friday 4/25 at South Sound Running  3409 Capitol Blvd in Olympia
Website
: http://www.southsoundrunning.com/about/olympia.php
Or registration is also available at the start on race day morning. Please be there 30 minutes before the start if you haven't registered.

AID STATIONS: Aid stations will be from 4 to 6 miles apart. Aid stations will be stocked with gel and electrolyte energy drink, water, Coke and other ultra food.  See the course page for aid station locations and parking.

CUTOFFS: Course closes at 7:00pm, giving 13.5 hours from the 5:30 am early start and 12.5 hours from the 6:30 am regular start.  If you think you will finish over 13 hours you should use the early start. See course page for more details on Cutoffs at each aid staitons!

CHECK-IN: REGISTERED RUNNERS MUST CHECK IN ON RACE DAY AT START (MARGARET MCKENNY CAMPGROUND) BEFORE THE START OF THE RACE BETWEEN 5:00AM to 6:15 AM!

POST RACE MEAL: Post-race meal will be held at the Margaret McKenny Campground event tent after the race. 
Additional Donations towards Friends of Capitol Forest, will be appreciated.

CAMPING: Camping is ONLY available at the start/finish at Margaret McKenny Campground. No other camping is available anywhere in Capitol State Forest on April 25! The Margaret McKenny Campground is a first come, first serve basis, and will be open specially for our race. However, all other campgrounds in Capitol State Forest will be closed. Please note, these campgrounds do not have water and only pit toilets so please plan accordingly.
 Most important, please do not camp in the parking area near the large event tent!


LODGING (here are two listings):
Extended Stay America, (local) or 1-800-398-7829  Located off of Hwy 101 at the Cooper Pt Road exit in Tumwater, WA
Best Western, 360-356-1235 or 1-800-848-4992  Located off of I-5 at exit 102 in Tumwater, WA

IMPORTANT CAUTION! Capitol State Forest has over a hundred miles of trails that are multi-use.  The trails utilized in this years race course are used by hikers, horses and mountain bikers, and some ORV users, so please watch out and respect other users.  For more information please checkout the Department of Natural Resources – Capitol State Forest website at: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/base/recreation.html
or www.capitolforest.com

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!! Anyone who volunteers at a designated trail work project in Capitol State Forest organized by Friends of Capitol Forest or Capitol Peak Ultras events will receive a Capitol Peak Ultras pint glass. The pint glass is our appreciation to volunteers who do trail work in Capitol Forest and also to the volunteers at Capitol Peak 50 mile and 55km event on April 26th.

Interested in Volunteering on race day: Email


Race Director and Site Design: John Pearch
Contact: 360-250-2006 (evenings)
Race Address: P.O. Box 845 Olympia, WA  98507








         
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