Register for Singletrack Solstice
There’s still time to register for this weekend’s 2015 Methow Singletrack Solstice, which runs Friday through Sunday (June 26-28). Registration includes lunch on Saturday at the Chickadee Trailhead, breakfast Sunday at Mack Lloyd Park in Winthrop, a raffle ticket and a chance to win prizes. For information, visit www.methowevergreenmtb.org/p/methow-singletrack-solstice. Registration prices range from $20 to $125 depending on age and which options participants choose. To register, visit www.bikereg.com/methowsingletracksolstice.
All proceeds from the event support the Methow Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.
Cove Classic back on the links
The Cove Golf Classic, another victim of the Carlton Complex Fire last summer, is back this year.
The fundraising event will be on July 18 at the Windhaven Golf Course on West Chewuch Road north of Winthrop. Last year’s event was cancelled because of the fires.
The event includes a $10,000 cash prize for a hole in one on the first hole (135 yards, for those of you who are practicing your short swing). There will also be a closest-to-the-pin contest, offering Seattle Mariner game tickets to the winners, and other awards and drawings.
Registration must be completed by July 10. Cost is $100 per individual, which includes lunch and prizes, or $300 for a foursome. All proceeds will go to The Cove. For more information, call Glenn Schmekel at 997-0227.
Cutthroat is coming
It’s not too early to register for the popular Cutthroat Classic trail run, a rugged 11.1-mile course through the North Cascades. The 16th annual run, organized by Methow Trails with Winthrop Mountain Sports as the main sponsor, will be on Aug. 22 starting at 8 a.m. Race registration includes transportation to the race start and back to Mazama from the finish, a race T-shirt, aid stations, awards and prizes.
The course begins at Rainy Pass on Highway 20, elevation 4,800 feet, then 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. The course continues gradually downhill for 2 more miles to the Cutthroat Creek Trailhead, elevation 4,500 feet. All racers should feel confident that they can complete the course in four hours or less.