Date / Time: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 6:00 AM
Race Distance: 100 Miles
Location (Start / Finish): Lake Youngs Watershed, Renton, WA
Race Day Temperature at Start (High / Low Avg.): 67 / 49 F
Sunrise / Sunset: 5:21 AM / 8:53 PM
Race Cutoff (Hrs.): 34
Course Layout(Map): 3 mi. Out and Back followed by 10 x 9.4 mi. Loop
Terrain: Well groomed double track trail with a few rough spots
Elevation Change (Ascent / Decent): 18,000 ft. (9,000 ft. / 9,000 ft.)
Altitude Above Sea Level (Min. / Max.): 450 ft. / 675 ft.
Number of Aid Stations (Max. distance in miles between A.S.): 2 (5 mi.)
Completion rate: 61% (11/18) 2017, 76% (19/25) 2016, 23 Finishers (2015)
Course Record (M/F): 16:58:00 Tim Stroh (2013) / 18:53:30 Hope Fox (2013)
Prerequisites / Lottery / Trail Work Req.: No / No / No
Qualifying Race for: N/A
Race Series: Washington State Grand Slam
Race Director: https://www.nwenduranceevents.com
Year Established: 2012
Other Race Distances: 50k / 100k / 150 mi. / 200 mi.
Fun Fact: Pigtails Challenge is the only flattish course in the state. It is great for beginners who might be intimidated by running in a mountain 100 miler. At the time Van Phan started the 200 miler, it was the 2nd in the country. The course is a 15k loop, which makes for a great weekend hangout for crew. There are no rules about pacers. Runners can have a pacer the entire distance or swap out pacers every loop.
Nearest Airports (HRs): Seattle, WA (.5), Portland, OR (2.75)