Grueling relay race took place over two days By Don Nelson The Ragnar Trail Run series finally made it to the Loup Loup Ski Bowl, and the two-day relay race was a huge success, Loup Loup General Manager C.P. Grosenick said this week. Ragnar is an organization that stages running races on roads and trails […]
Bill Sycalik has devised a unique way to see the nation’s most scenic landscapes — at a run in 26.2-mile segments.
Sycalik plans to run personal marathons in each of the nation’s 59 national parks. His odyssey brought him to the Methow Valley last week to run…
Sports briefs: September 9, 2015
Cutthroat Classic is back on The Cutthroat Classic trail, postponed because of fire activity, has been rescheduled for Sept. 19. The field is full for the 11.1-mile race, which begins at Rainy Pass on Highway 20 at 8 a.m. and finishes at the Cutthroat Creek trailhead. Work party at Blue Lake A work party to […]
Individual slots still left in Sunflower Marathon and Relay
The 35th annual Sunflower Marathon and Relay, traversing the upper Methow Valley from Mazama to Twisp, will be staged on May 9. The marathon is run on both private and public lands, through forests, hillsides, ranchlands, and backroads. The route is lined with colorful arrowleaf balsamroot in bloom. Participants have the option of running the […]
Sports briefs: April 15, 2015
Work party at the Loup Loup Loup Ski Bowl is looking for volunteers to take part in a work party on Saturday (April 18) from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to clear brush and other encumbrances from the Flat Loop Nordic trail, in preparation for the Ragnar trail running races scheduled for September. The Loup will host […]
Flood waters, road closures fail to dampen Cutthroat Classic
By Mike Maltais
The 15th annual Cutthroat Classic trail run attracted over 300 participants to the North Cascades Rainy Pass starting line last Saturday despite road closures on portions of Highways 20 and 153 caused by recent post-wildfire flooding. Of the 301 who actually turned out for the run, at least 23 were local and one of those, James DeSalvo, finished third overall in the 11.1-mile, high-elevation event.
Breathtaking but brutal …
By Mike Maltais
Breathtaking but brutal pretty well sums up the annual 60-kilometer Angels Staircase high-alpine run that will leave the starting line from Foggy Dew Campground at the head of Gold Creek Road west of Carlton on Aug. 9. The Staircase also offers …
Sports briefs: April 9, 2014
This week: Hit the trail, avoid the rattlers during the Rattler Trail Runs and Join a trail work party Sunday, April 13.