Cover Photo: Glenn Tachiyama.
The famed and incredibly scenic 50k Ultra Marathon race on Orcas Island, Washington wrapped up last weekend and I am still reading tweets and updates about everyone’s amazing experiences.
Orcas Island is located amongst the San Juan Islands just SouthWest of Bellingham, WA and NorthEast of Victoria, BC and it seems as though the race director has a penchant for late race torture. Notice in the elevation profile below the sharp climbs at mile 21 and then again at mile 25, haha!
Orcas Island 50k Results
The complete list of results can be found HERE. Hey look! Hal Koerner made the trip for this beautiful run up and around the mountains. And congratulations to race winner Andrew Miller, whom I should mention, is 17! Watch for this remarkably talented kid to be winning some big races in the next few years. Check out this wonderful, humble pre-race interview by Uphill Running.
Andrew was followed by Ryan Burch. Third place was the top woman, Jodee Adams-Moore from Bellingham! Check out this fun pre-race interview:
Learn more about the Orcas Island 50k. If that’s a bit much you can sign up next year for the 25k.
Orcas Island 50k FB page: https://www.facebook.com/OrcasIsland50k
Rainshadow Running FB page: https://www.facebook.com/rainshadowrunning
And while you’re at it, have a read through this absolutely inspiring and gutsy race report by Edward Lychik: http://edwardlychik.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/orcas-island-50k-grizzley-bears-great-people/
I’ll be running this next year, for sure! And probably wearing one of these killer race vests below!