8th Annual Defiance 50k - Saturday, October 14th, 2017 8:00 am
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Course Info

COURSE INFORMATION & MAPS

Check out the course preview video from Relive >>HERE

Course map >>HERE

Start - Finish: Owen Beach (Aid Station)

Mile 3.51 - 500-year-old tree

Mile 3.96 - Gig Harbor view point

Mile 5.22 - SW corner of Ft Nisqually (Aid Station)

Elevation Gain and Loss per loop are 1,306 feet.


The course is a 16.6-kilometer loop through old growth forest. For the 15k runners will complete this loop once, for the 30k runners will run the loop twice and for the 50k runners will run the loop three times.  Each loop will come by the start - finish.

The course is mostly single track and typically dry mid-October. Train for some hills but the course is 95% run-able.

Aid will be available at the Start / Finish. Each loop comes through the Start / Finish. An aid station is located at Ft Nisqually approximately 5.3 miles into the 10.3-mile loop. We recommend carrying one bottle of water.

On the course, you will see sweeping views of the Puget Sound, run on soft trails beneath 500-year-old giant cedars and firs in one of the top 20 urban parks in the United States.

 

Course Support
Water, Nuun Electrolyte, and food will be provided at the water stations. Medical personnel will be at the finish.


Chip Timing
All race distances are chip timed by Racewire (chip start/finish).


Time Limit
There is a time limit of 8 hours. To make sure all runners are within this time-limit, there is a cutoff time of 1:00 pm for the start of the third loop. We will close the course at 4:00 pm.