The course will be 75% singletrack and 25% dirt/gravel service roads...and it'll kick your ass. Our 50k runners will suffer thru 7-8000ft of elevation gain on some of the roughest trails Kitsap has to offer. Both 25k and 50k runners will enjoy some beautiful views from the summit and ridges of Green Mountain. The course will be well-marked again with surveyor's ribbon and bright yellow signs at critical intersections.
Our Ruck was a big hit in 2022, so we are going to continue it! Ruckers will need to carry a backpack/rucksack that weighs between 20 and 30 lbs (not counting water or food used in race). All ruck division finishers will get a Dirty Turtle rucking patch!
Expect good food, friendly faces, and possibly some PBR. We'll have a solid assortment of foods --chips, quesadillas, guacamole, watermelon, and an assortment of candy and sugary goodness. Keep in mind that this is a cupless race, so don’t forget to bring a hydration bladder to fill up!
Post Race Food:
New this year - we will have the Pink Gorilla food truck on site! All runners will have their post-race meal pre-paid for. Bring a chair and BYOB and enjoy some post race hang out time with friends.
Camping at Green Mountain Horse Camp will be available this weekend, from Friday thru Sunday. There are vault toilets available, but no potable water or showers, so make sure to bring your own. Campsites are first come, first serve. We have always had plenty of sites available for tents. dirtbag rigs, and small campers. There are some pull-thru sites available as well.
Since the vast majority of race costs are incurred prior to a race and are non-refundable, we do not issue refunds for race registrations. Merchandise must be picked up at the race you registered for.
We allow bib transfer, but it must be done thru Ultrasignup, and it must be completed no later than 7 days prior to race day.
We allow runners to switch distance. This must be completed no later than 7 days prior to race day. Runners can edit their registration/switch distances using Ultrasignup. Generally, our 50k registration costs more than the 25k. Runners swapping for a longer distance will need to pay the remaining cost difference. There will be no refunds to those runners who are swapping for the shorter distance.
Our goal is always to provide an enjoyable, safe race experience. Despite our best efforts though, there may be circumstances outside of our control which require us to cancel the race. Some of these possibilities include wildfires, hazardous air quality, unanticipated road/trail closures, dangerous animals on the course, hazardous weather (lightning/wind storms), or other natural or human-caused acts. We never want to cancel a race; and will do so only if the safety risk is great. If the race is cancelled, runners may defer 100% of their entry to the following year.
"Loved the race, and the volunteers were amazing! Thank you so much for putting on this great race!"
" Super fun course, awesome volunteers, and delicious race food."
" Awesome challenging course and even better people!"
" Challenging, beautiful course! So much fun and can't wait to do it again next year."
" The 25k was challenging, tough, and so worth it.. especially the trip up to Turtle Rock. Will keep this one on my calendar!