THE RACE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19. If you are already signed up, it’s worth it to make the trip to the Methow. The weather is been unbeatable in the last week, with sunshine and a slight fall chill in the air. Residents are breathing a sigh of relief as little rain and cool weather have calmed fire activity.
Possibly the most incredible views you could ever have on a trail run! The Cutthroat Classic is a 11.1 mile trail run through the North Cascades, following the Pacific Crest Trail and over Cutthroat Pass. This race has a limited number of spots and sells out every year. Race registration includes transportation to the race start and back to Mazama from the finish, a race t-shirt, aid stations, awards and random prizes.
The mountain course begins at Rainy Pass on the North Cascades Scenic Highway, elevation 4,800 feet. The route follows the Pacific Crest Trail north on a steady, gradual 5 mile climb to Cutthroat Pass, elevation 6,800 feet. Runners then descend 4 miles to Cutthroat Lake (many switchbacks on a 5-10% grade). The course continues gradually downhill for 2 more miles to the Cutthroat Creek Trailhead, elevation 4,500 feet. Total course length is 11.1 miles.
The event is sponsored by Winthrop Mountain Sports. Visit Methow Trails website for more information, start times and registration: www.methowtrails.org.
DATE: Saturday, August 22, 8am LOCATION: Cutthroat Trail CONTACT: Methow Trails, 509.996.3287