Sep 15, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Stehekin Run #1
Burlington WA, 98233
Entry Fee $1200
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Entry Fee 2 $1400
(Highest or Late Registration)
Prize Money: no
Type: Adventure/Stage Race
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%
First Year of the Event: 2020
September 15-18, 2021
Sequestered along the shores of Lake Chelan surrounded by the formidable peaks and crags of the North Cascades lies a valley of impressive beauty and simplicity. Stehekin is as much an ideal as it is a village set apart from the pace and “progress” of modernity. Inaccessible except by boat, plane or trail this community is a small enclave of gardens, artisans, ranchers, and others drawn to a life defined by mountains and a deep connection to place.
Wednesday, Day 1: Meet in Burlington WA, Run into Stehekin
We meet runners at 8 am at Bob’s Burgers and Brew in Burlington WA and operate a shuttle out to the Cascade Pass Trailhead.
Cascade Pass: At the terminus of the Cascade River Road is a remote trailhead leading to some of the most expansive and inspiring views of the North Cascades. A 3 mile climb of 2,500′ crests with epic views before dropping into the upper headwaters of the Stehekin River. From the pass the trail parallels the river for another 18 miles to the High Bridge Camp where runners meet a shuttle leading to the Stehekin Valley Ranch.
Thursday/Friday, Day 2 & 3: Experience and Explore Stehekin
Once in the valley there are many options for trail running and peak bagging. One also has the option spending all or part of a day lakeside lounging, making the stop at the world famous Stehekin bakery, and exploring the many historical sites in the valley. Over years we’ve honed in on the best trails and intentionally added an “extra” day to this trip to give runners the option to experience both the running and leisure elements of exploring the valley.
Saturday, Day 4: Run to Rainy Pass. Shuttle Back to Burlington WA
After a last hearty breakfast we catch the 8am shuttle back to High Bridge Camp. Here our group re-divides for the second half of the “horseshoe” run out to Rainy Pass. With two routes to choose from, the direct route out the Pacific Crest trail, or the optional bonus miles over Rainbow Pass, this last day of running doesn’t disappoint. A waiting Aspire shuttle brings runners back to Burlington, WA, generally arriving between 6-8pm.
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Past Event Dates
Held on Sep 15, 2021
Held on Sep 16, 2020