Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4.5
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.3
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
4
The Super Marathon is one of the fastest marathon courses in the country! This course is one of the top 20 Boston Qualifier Courses in the country with a BQ rate over 34%! Enjoy 26.2 miles of scenic downhill with gorgeous view of the Cascade Mountains as you glide down … MORE
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    chrisrandle FIRST-TIMER '21

    Stunning views in the Cascades. Never did I feel like I was running down a mountain like the elevation chart makes you think you will after exiting the tunnel. Speaking … MORE

    Stunning views in the Cascades. Never did I feel like I was running down a mountain like the elevation chart makes you think you will after exiting the tunnel. Speaking of which, the tunnel portion is really awesome, but you will come out dirty on the other side as it’s wet and sloppy inside. It’s a gravel course, so I would advise wearing trail running shoes or your feet will take a thrashing. Pretty standard swag. No Expo, so no little goodies/freebies. Wish I would not have brought the 99 degree heat from Dallas or I’m pretty sure I would have BQ’ed on this course. Maybe next year!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3
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    abirdsong FIRST-TIMER '21

    I participated in this event as pandemic restrictions were lifting and in a record-breaking hot weekend (100+ degrees). The race organizers kept us appraised of key information with regular emails, … MORE

    I participated in this event as pandemic restrictions were lifting and in a record-breaking hot weekend (100+ degrees). The race organizers kept us appraised of key information with regular emails, and updates on race logistics on race morning. They were able to move the start time back by an hour (thank you!) and provided additional water stops along the way. This group of organizers is passionate about running and providing the best and safest experience for runners.

    Packet pick-up is the morning of race day, so allow a bit of extra time for that. I recommend parking in the Hyak Trailhead lot ($10) for convenience and to avoid a potentially long walk. You will thank yourself. 🙂

    Concerning the course itself, it is a lovely gentle downhill [crushed gravel] trail, with views of ravines, mountains, and rivers along the way. There is quite a bit of intermittent shade contrasted with patches in the sun. If this would not have been such a hot day, I likely would have PR’d. You can feel the course pulling you the entire way and it is a great feeling! There was sparse cheering/crowd support along the way, and this usually correlated with water stops, so be prepared to soak in 26.2 quiet and scenic miles. The tunnel was pretty cool–literally– and is a few miles long. Definitely have a strong lighting source and try to run with others if you can. My pace slowed in the tunnel due to it being a bit wet and I could not see that far ahead of me, but it was a fun and unique experience. (I used the One80 headlamp around my waist and that worked well to see the ground a few yards in front of me.) Bathrooms consisted of typical state park outhouses approx. 2-3 miles apart. The swag was a t-shirt and water-bottle (and medal), and the finish line party was a bit muted due to pandemic-related restrictions (e.g., only pre-packaged food), but historically it looks like they have more amenities.

    All in all, I was pleased with the course itself, the organizers–who had to adapt the race post-pandemic and in extreme heat, and the proximity to Seattle for some fun sightseeing and delicious food options to celebrate!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    usamhall FIRST-TIMER '21

    Beautiful scenery, race day packet pickup, lots of communication from the Race Director who seems to be a runner. Laid back no pressure attitude become great race overall. Love it.... … MORE

    Beautiful scenery, race day packet pickup, lots of communication from the Race Director who seems to be a runner. Laid back no pressure attitude become great race overall. Love it…. new state what else is there to say.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    Tracy4000 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Sabrina Seher puts on an awesome event- everything is "Super". Gu and Gatorade on course, grilled cheese sandwiches and popsicles as well as bananas, oranges, chips, etc at the finish … MORE

    Sabrina Seher puts on an awesome event- everything is “Super”. Gu and Gatorade on course, grilled cheese sandwiches and popsicles as well as bananas, oranges, chips, etc at the finish and a “Super” water bottle full of cold water at the finish along with a giant medal. Sabrina provides the flashlights to get through the 2.4 mile pitch dark tunnel, the trail provides beautiful scenery!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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