Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4.5
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
3
Come experience the magic of the Ancient Lakes in the heart of Washington Desert in this unique trail race! These trails are truly spectacular and will allow you to experience the best the desert has to offer, taking you on a journey through canyon-like gorges, along the shores of ancient … MORE
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    50fifty FIRST-TIMER '20

    This race was composed of 3 loops. Each one was like running a separate mini race. Each loop was had different terrain and degree of difficulty. There was everything from … MORE

    This race was composed of 3 loops. Each one was like running a separate mini race. Each loop was had different terrain and degree of difficulty. There was everything from waterfalls, lakes, rocky cliffs to a decent down into the Columbia River gorge and a run along the river before running back to the top and back to the finish. Fortunately I had brought my trail shoes. There were a few sections of loose steep rocky trails. Overall a fun and unique experience.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2

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    onwards FIRST-TIMER '20

    The race was rescheduled from spring to fall in 2020. There were a lot of changes to address covid concerns, so I think in normal years the run is even … MORE

    The race was rescheduled from spring to fall in 2020. There were a lot of changes to address covid concerns, so I think in normal years the run is even more fun. It was great to finally race again.
    The course is a little longer than 50k. ~53? Some runners say 55, but I don’t think so. The elevation gain is very mellow 3,000+’.
    You can camp at the start line.
    The scenery is amazing: desert vistas, lakes, river… You can view for miles. In return there’s no cover from the elements: it was very windy on our run and definitely don’t forget your sunscreen.
    There are just enough sandy and rocky sections to make the track fun, but allow you to run.
    The course is a bit unusual: 3 loops which you do twice coming back to the start/finish 6 times in total. Some people may not like that.
    I could use more markings on the course, but it’s a personal preference, in the end I never got lost.
    Overall everything was well organized.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
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