Friday, January 11, 2013

The Rattler is Back!

April 20, 2013          9am
4-Mile, 9-Mile and Half-Marathon 
Pipestone Canyon: Winthrop, WA

A fun, beautiful and challenging trail run in the Methow's unique Pipestone Canyon.

Course Information:
Four-mile: a mix of singletrack and doubletrack, this loop has a couple of rolling hills in and out of the forest, with about 300 feet of climbing.

Nine-mile: this loop goes along the Pipestone Canyon ridge, with some steep climbs and lots of snow-capped mountain views. There is about 1700 feet of climbing and some technical trails. After dropping off the ridge, you can refuel at the well-stocked aid station, then make your way up the canyon on the doubetrack to the finish.

Half-marathon: put the two loops together into a figure eight and get about 2000 feet of climbing. There will be an aid station after the four mile loop as well.

Register online or send a check with this form. Bring a volunteer and run for free! Contact us for this option.

Other information:
The weather in April is often like the pictures below, warm and sunny. The day after these pictures were taken, however, it was raining, so be prepared for everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Methow Valley Inn, is a beautiful and comfortable bed and breakfast in Twisp; it is close to the start and the owners are offering a 20% discount to runners. Call to reserve your room at (509) 997-2253. Make sure to mention you are running the race to get the discount.

Directions to the start:
The race is on Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife land, so a Discovery pass is necessary to park. Please respect our state lands by bringing your pass.

From Winthrop (allow 25 minutes):

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From Twisp (allow 30 minutes):

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