May 04, 2019 at 6:00 AM
Entry Fee $90
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Prize Money: no
Starting Elevation: 800
High Point: 3000
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%
First Year of the Event: 2019
Tiger Mountain, the biggest of the Issy Alps, has long been the training ground to some of trail running’s greatest runners. Technical trails, relentless climbs and quad-blowing descents make for perfect training and trail fun. Never has a race like this existed in the issy alps – until now. This is your chance to explore some of the toughest grinds under the lush canopy of pine and moss. Tiger Claw is a unique challenge consisting of three of the most difficult ascents of tiger mountain’s west peaks. The best part, you choose the order in which you ascend! to earn an official tiger claw finisher, you must complete all three loops within the 9 hour time cutoff. Do you have what it takes to tame the tiger?
Runners will start just off the High Point Way parking lot on the Puget Power Road. To give everyone’s legs a chance to warm up, you’ll run about a half mile along this wide, gravel road before making a sharp left onto the Around The Lake Trail which snakes its way back east towards where you started. When you hit the T-junction into the High Point Way trail, you’ll make a sharp right. Just ahead is where you’ll make your first choice. Below you’ll find descriptions of each of the three loops. Each loop will climb to the upper Aid Station on the summit of West Tiger #2. From there, you’ll use the connector trail to the summit of West Tiger #3 and descend via the West Tiger #3 trail back to the start/finish where you’ll either check-in and head back out to finish the remaining loop(s) or – once all three are complete – you’ll cross the finish line just ahead.
Just before reaching the Upper Aid Station, there will be a volunteer along your route handing out loop-colored tokens. As you collect them, KEEP THEM ON YOU AT ALL TIMES! When you arrive to the Upper Aid Station, please check in with your bib number & token so our staff can keep track of your location and loop order. Everyone will descend via the same route on each loop. When you reach the Lower Aid Station at the start/finish area, please check in again with race staff. On your third and final descent, you should be in possession of all 3 different loop-colored tokens.
Held on May 04, 2019