The Orcas Island 50k & 25k Websites have now moved

2011 General Info

Place: Camp Moran, Moran State Park, Eastsound, WA (Orcas Island)

Date: Saturday Feb. 5 2011

Time: Check-in 6:30am to 8:15am; 50k 8:30am; 25k 8:40am; Early Start(50k only) 7:30am

Fees: $40 ($50 after Jan 5) 50k race and post race meal/party

$30 ($40 after Jan 5) 25k race and post race meal/party

$10 T-shirt* Must be registered by Jan 5. *see below for more info

$40 Lodging--Friday and saturday nites. limited number of beds be sure to register early!

$40 Guest Lodging--Friday and Saturday nites. (includes post race meal/party)

$10 Shuttle-- Round trip from Orcas Ferry Landing to Camp Moran

Registration: The race is now full. But there is still a couple ways to get in. Click here for more info

Course: Beautiful soft and well maintained singletrack trails through old growth forest with waterfalls, lakes, cascading creeks, and views of the Puget Sound, the surrounding islands, and on clear days the Cascade and Olympic Mountain Ranges, including Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St Helens.

Elevation Gain: 50k ~8000ft; 25K ~3500ft

Aid: The 50k has two aid stations, one at mile 9.7 and one at mile 22.4 and the 25k has one aid station at mile 6.4. What to expect at the stations: water, Nuun Electrolyte Drink, soda, GU, and other various foods such as chips, cookies, fruit, potatoes, salt, hot soup, etc. There will also be a water only self serve station at one spot for the 25k and in two spots for the 50k.

Drop Bags: 50k at mile 9.7 and 22.4 25K at mile 6.4

Post Race: We'll have a post race meal and party with fresh, hot, homemade food, drinks including local micro-brew and live music.

Pre Race: The night before the race we'll do a potluck style dinner and as always the Ultra/Trail Film Festival.

Lodging: We'll have Camp Moran, the park's retreat center, to ourselves from friday at 1pm to sunday at noon. At our disposal is the main lodge which has a large commercial kitchen (stocked with dishes, pots, pans, walk-in refrigerator, freezer, etc.) and large open room with tables and chairs for eating and it's the space we use for runner check-in and the post race meal/party. Runners, their guests, and the volunteers all sleep together in bunkhouses that sleep 8-14 people. Click here for more info on the lodging

T-Shirts: The last 2 years I've scoured the local thrift stores to find the best shirts, sweat shirts, vests, jackets, etc. and had the race logo printed on them by Wild Bill Graphics. The idea was to promote reuse and to conserve resources and it ended up being lots of fun for me, Wild Bill and all the runners so i'm definitely doing it again this year!

Shuttle Service: Again this year there will be the option to take a shuttle to and from the start/finish(camp moran). This will save you money, reduce the carbon footprint of the race and will help greatly to alleviate the problem of limited parking at the start/finish. You'll park at the ferry terminal in Anacortes, walk on to the ferry(walk on fee is only $10 compared to $30 for cars plus another $10 for each passenger) and then once on Orcas Island you'll board the shuttle bus at the ferry landing which will take you directly to the start/finish. There will be multiple times to catch the shuttle bus on friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning--runners who sign up for the shuttle service will be emailed more information about the shuttle schedule.

Contact: Race Director James Varner