Event Description

In 1993, Doug McKeever and Richard West invited their ultrarunning friends to join them on a favorite training run around Chuckanut Mountain, south of Bellingham. Twenty or so people participated that first year and the feedback was sufficiently positive that the run has continued and grown into an annual 'fun run.' The original course was about 33 miles and had sections of highway and some private property. They settled on a 50 km (31.1 mile) route in 1995. In 2002 Doug and Richard decided that they would like to pass on the race directing responsibilities after putting on 10 very successful Chuckanut Mountain 50 km trail runs. Krissy decided to ensure the future of the Chuckanut 50 km as it was her first ultra experience in 2000. After a few years of threatening to change the course Krissy committed to the current course as a dedication to her friend Dave Terry who passed fall of 2009. 




The 26th Running of the Chuckanut Mountain 50 Kilometer Trail Run will be held on Saturday March 17, 2018, at 8:00 am. Chuckanut Mountain is just south of Bellingham, Washington, where the foothills of the Cascades meet the salt water.

Upcoming Races

Mar 16th, 2019 50 KM

Course Type: Lollipop

Aid Stations: 5

Elevation: 5,141 5,039 ft.

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Past Races

Date Distance Total Finishers
03/17/18 50 KM 410
03/18/17 50 KM 414
03/19/16 50 KM 295
03/21/15 50 KM 329
03/15/14 50 KM 348
03/16/13 50 KM 347
03/17/12 50 KM 550
03/19/11 50 KM 298
03/20/10 50 KM 287
03/21/09 50 KM 270
03/15/08 50 KM 294
03/17/07 50 KM 260
03/18/06 50 KM 242
03/19/05 50 KM 210
03/13/04 50 KM 197
03/15/03 50 KM 165
03/16/02 50 KM 118
03/17/01 50 KM 140
03/18/00 50 KM 124
03/13/99 50 KM 83
03/21/98 50 KM 69
03/15/97 50 KM 59
03/16/96 50 KM 46
03/18/95 50 KM 26

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