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Pigtails Challenge

Fri 24th May 2019
17276 SE Petrovitsky Rd, Renton, WA 98058, USA

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The Pigtails Challenge takes place at Lake Youngs Watershed which is a rolling loop with 900 feet of elevation gain per loop. While this is not considered a technical mountain race, however dont be fooled, 900ft per loop adds up considerably ( ex. 100 milers do 10 loops x 900ft= 9,000ft vertical) This is an excellent course for those wishing to train in a very well supported race. If youre looking to attempt a new and longer distance, such as a first 100 miler, register now. For hardcore types who want take a bite at a longer distance such as 150 or 200 miler and test their mental fortitude, this is the perfect race. Since this is a loop course, the option to throw in the towel always looms in the background. It will test your perseverance to carry on lap after lap when you could easily call it a day, pop blisters, get warm, eat and have a beer. For those wanting to do a shorter distance we started a 50k to the lineup in 2016, one 3 mile loop and 3 9.4 mile loops.

Distances in this event

  1. 100 Mile

    Run 100mi
    6:00am Sat 25th May 2019
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  2. 100K

    Run 100km
    6:00am Sat 25th May 2019
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  3. 50K

    Run 50km
    6:00am Sun 26th May 2019
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  4. 150 Mile

    Run 150mi
    6:00am Fri 24th May 2019
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Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

What’s Included
We will have a plethora of goods available for every runner. Among these are wristbands, pigtails paperhats (also available for runner’s families), pigtails themed buttons, and custom neck tubes.
For finishers of the 200 mile, 150 mile, 100 mile, and 100k events we will be giving out belt buckles. Finishers of the 50k event will receive a medal.

Course Details
This is a well groomed (with a few rougher spots) 9.4 mile double track loop trail. Once on the trail, run slight uphill for short distance (1/8 of a mile) to a T in the trail. You will see a chain linked fence. We will have a sign there pointing to the left for odd loops. Turn left (now fence is on your right). Follow trail and fence around entire loop. At no point do you cross a road. There will be a break in the fence and a short asphalt section at about two miles going this direction for about 20 yards. Just run straight across and reconnect with the trail. The 200 milers will run 21 loops with an extra out and back on the trail at the start (1.3 out, 1.3 back). The 150 milers will run 16 loops and their first loop will be shortened slightly (I will walk you in about 1/4 mile on the trail where you will start). The 100 milers will run 10 loops with 6 miles at the start (3 out, 3 back) to make that distance. The 100K runners will do the out and back with the 100 milers then do 6 full loops. The 50K runners will run 3 loops with 3 miles at the start (1.5 out, 1.5 back) to make that distance. The out and backs will be in the clockwise direction before running the full loops starting in the clockwise direction. All distances are certified.
Please let the timer at the start/finish know that you have arrived at the end of each loop so that we can keep track. If you want credit for each loop you must inform us at the start/finish aid station! The results board will be updated as frequently as possible.

Raceday Logistics
Thu 6:00 am 200 Mile Start
Fri 6:00 am 150 Mile Start
Sat 6:00 am 100 Mile & 100k Start
Sun 6:00 am 50k Start
Sun 4:00 pm Course Closes
There is adequate parking at the start/finish area for people. We ask that participants attempt to park close enough to other cars so that we can maximize the number of vehicles we can fit in the provided lot. Should the parking lot fill, there is parking available at the Renton Christian Center. Should you park in their parking lot, you need to remove your vehicle from their parking lot by 9 am Sunday so they can have parking for their services.
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