Woolley Trail Runs
Sedro Woolley, Washington
Saturday, February 18th, 2023
The Woolley 50K (31.1 miles)
The Woolley Marathon (26.2 miles)
The Woolley ½ Marathon (13.1miles)
7:00 am Check In
8:00 am Early Start (see info below)
9:00 am Official Start
4:00 pm Course Closes
All three runs are out and back with a few road crossings. Participants will heed traffic while crossing all roads, there will be NO crossing guards. As with all NW Ultra events these are meant to be fun runs with limited aid. Any diversion from the trail will be marked as well as all turnaround points. All three courses are out and back on railroad grade gravel path. The course has a slight (unnoticeable) uphill grade on the way out, with of course the same downhill grade on the return. There will be an aid station at each of the turnaround points (6.6 miles, 13.15 miles, 15.7 miles) and mile 4. Plan on carrying water and aid. This is not a USATF certified course and you can’t qualify for Boston, but it is at least the advertised distance.
Registration for this race is done online through Databar Events. Finishers will receive a one of a kind finishers Woolley coin. There is a $60 entry fee used to pay for supplies and fun run costs. We are keeping registration open until 6pm Friday. All runners who finish the race will receive a finishers medal.
Unisex Tech Shirt are available for an additional $25
The course starts a quarter of a mile west of the trail head off Fruitdale Rd & SR 20. It continues east along the Cascade Trail. For a full map of the Cascade Trail please visit the Skagit County Parks & Recreation’s website here.
Drop bags can be dropped off at the start the morning of the race. Drop bags will be allowed at all aid stations. Please mark on your drop bags your bib #, which aid station it goes to (mile marker) and your name. They will not be returned until after the last runner has left each aid station, or participants may drive out to retrieve their bags. If participants do not retrieve their drop bags they will be donated, we will not mail them to you.
The official start time is 9:00 am. All runners starting at the official time will be eligible for awards.
The early start time is 8:00. Runners opting to start early will not be eligible for awards. Runners starting early are doing so because they expect to finish after the course closure time, if they start at the official time.
Minimum finish times will be given to all early start runners running faster the following times. If you plan on running faster than these times you need to start at 9:00 am!
1/2 Marathon – 2:30 minimum time
Marathon – 5:00 minimum time
50k – 6:00 minimum time
DIRECTIONS TO EVENT:
Add your starting point to the following google map to find detailed directions.(Google Map) From Interstate 5 (I-5) take exit #232/Cook Road towards Sedro Woolley. Drive east on Cook road 4.3 miles and take a left onto North Cascades Highway. Drive 1.1 miles along North Cascades Highway until you reach Township Street. Take a right on Township Street and drive 0.2 miles to Polte Road. Take a left onto Polte Road. Parking can be found 0.2 miles later at the Central United Methodist Church (1012 Polte Rd, Sedro Woolley, WA) just across the street from the trail head.
Event Contact - Terry Sentinella