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Events

Endurance sports can be solitary endeavors. Our favorite stories however, come from time spent with old and new friends, sharing a crazy day in a beautiful place. We create experiences to connect with others while getting out of your comfort zone. Join us. 

Mazama fun runs

Choose from a 5 or 10k, or a free kids' 1k, then eat as many pancakes as you can!

Fall Trail Running Camp

Warm days, crisp nights, and perfect running.

Women's Trail Running and yoga retreat

Trail running, yoga, sunshine, and wildflowers.

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Women's Spring Trail Running Retreat


Women's Trail Running and Yoga Retreat

Women's Spring Trail Running Retreat


Women's Trail Running and Yoga Retreat

April 20-April 23, 2017: Winthrop, WA

It's the sixth annual Women's Trail Running and Yoga Retreat!

Join us for an extended getaway to experience the best the Methow has to offer: sun, fun trails, snow-capped mountain views, wildflowers, and relaxation in a beautiful place. We'll be based at Winthrop's Sun Mountain Lodge so you can drive in on Thursday and not get in your car until you leave on Sunday. They also have the best hot tub view of any I've seen.

New this year, Bree Dillon of Bree Dillon Yoga is our yoga leader. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience working with athletes of all kinds, helping them find more balance in their active lives. We're excited to combine forces to bring you a more cohesive weekend of running, yoga, and how to transfer what you learn and practice this weekend to your daily life.

Late April brings myriad wildflowers valley-wide. We'll tour the area on daily runs (or twice daily if you're so inclined) lasting between one and four hours. You'll have the chance to work on running technique, learn how to stay injury-free and how to eat for optimal performance with nourishing meals to fuel and refuel. Or, spend time between runs and yoga practice just hanging out by the pool: this retreat is for everyone!

Interested in what the weekend is about? Read Michele's account of the 2015 event or check out these beautiful photos by Hannah Dewey Photography. For the tentative schedule, click here.

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The plan: wake up, eat yummy food, run, eat yummy food, practice yoga, relax, eat yummy food, sleep, repeat.

When: Thursday, April 20-Sunday April 23, 2017

What: running, yoga, good food, new friends, sun.

Cost: $350. Includes the following:

  • Hosted Hors d'Oeuvres and drinks Thursday evening, and all breakfasts and lunches
  • Guided trail runs in groups based on level and distance
  • Daily yoga practice with an emphasis on running muscles
  • Running technique work
  • Injury prevention/strength session
  • Optional talks on building a training plan and nutrition
  • Technical shirt (Outdoor Research) and other goodies from our partners
  • Demo products from Ultimate Directions, and La Sportiva
  • Photos by Hannah Dewey Photography
  • Warm sun and new friends

How:  Fill this out first, then click on the button below to pay using a cc, or send a check to PO Box 196, Winthrop, WA, 98862 (a check saves you the cc fee). Please make sure you filled out the form linked above, if you send a check.

Sun Mountain Lodge offers a special room rate for retreat participants of $113 + tax per night, single or double occupancy. Additional persons are $10 per person, per night (four person maximum per room). Call them directly (online reservations won't give you the discount) to make room reservations at: 800-572-0493. As I love a girls' weekend, bring a friend and get a discount.

If you need to cancel your registration for some reason, you will get a full refund with 90 days notice, 75% refund with 60 days notice, 50% refund with 30 days notice. With less than 30 days notice, you may transfer your registration to another event, but no refunds will be given. Thanks for understanding.

Don't forget to fill out this form before you pay (thanks)!

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Cascade Endurance operates under special use permit with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.

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Mazama 5/10k Fun Run


Mazama Fun Runs

Run and Eat Pancakes!

May 27, 2017

Mazama 5/10k Fun Run


Mazama Fun Runs

Run and Eat Pancakes!

May 27, 2017

Mazama 5/10k Fun Run

May 27, 2017

The Memorial Day tradition that you and your family loved is back. Run 5k or 10k (or 1k for small kids) and then feast on the World Famous Pancake Breakfast at the Mazama Community Center. All you can eat pancakes are included in race fee.

Details

When: May 27, 2017 9am start

Race day registration opens at 8am. Please, PLEASE arrive early if you plan on registering the day of the race so we can start promptly.

Where: Mazama Corral Trail Head

How: Register using the button below until May 25th. After that, you can come early on the 27th for race-day registration.

Why: Why not?

Cost: 5/10k $10 ages up to 18, $15 for ages 18+. Kids 1k is free!

Bring a volunteer and run for free. Email alison@cascadeendurance.com for details.

Entry fees increase $5 on May 15, 2017.

Email race questions to alison@cascadeendurance.com or call 206-305-7447.

The start of the 2016 race. Photo by Hannah Dewey Photography.

The start of the 2016 race. Photo by Hannah Dewey Photography.

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Fall Trail Running Camp


Fall Trail Running Camp

Fall Trail Running Camp


Fall Trail Running Camp

October 6-8, 2016: Mazama, WA

Running, Strength, Technique, Food

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Photo by Ana Hinz.

Join us for our second-annual Fall Trail Running Camp, a weekend destination event in the beautiful Methow Valley with coached workouts and informative talks all tailored to to help you build a repertoire of workout formats and techniques to ensure that you stay strong and capable on the trails. 

Our venue is Mazama, WA: an athletic paradise with hundreds of miles of trail and dirt road for running, steep hill work, and "field strength" exercises. Participants can choose their lodgings (below are suggestions for good group options), and our rallying point will be the Mazama Community Center, where our private camp chef will have delicious and healthy meals and snacks for us on either end of our training sessions. We'll also host some technique and training talks here, even a yoga session for those interested!

Photo by Hannah Dewey Photography.

Photo by Hannah Dewey Photography.

The plan: Morning and afternoon training sessions, with emphases on developing aerobic capacity and building strength. In between, eat delicious meals, rest and recover, and partake of the beautiful Methow fall weather!

When: Friday October 6th through Sunday, October 8th

What: Trail running, strength training, food, yoga, fun, friends

Cost: $375 ($350 if you bring a friend). Includes the following:

  • All breakfasts, lunches and snacks; dinner on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Guided group workouts with options for different levels and distances
  • Optional yoga practice on Saturday afternoon
  • Technique work and individual coaching help throughout all sessions
  • Evening talks on injury prevention and laying out a training plan for the winter
  • Technical shirt and other goodies from our partners
  • Demo products from La Sportiva and Ultimate Directions
  • Photos from Hannah Dewey Photography
  • Warm days, cool nights, and a tired-but-happy you come Sunday afternoon!

Register here.

Lodging is separate, so you can camp, stay with friends, share a house with friends, or stay at a local lodge. The Mazama Ranch House is right next to where we'll be for the weekend, as is Mazama Country Inn. The closest campground is Early Winters, with Driveway Butte being just a couple miles further. Email info@cascadeendurance.com if you have questions.

If you need to cancel your registration for some reason, you will get a full refund with 90 days notice, 75% refund with 60 days notice, 50% refund with 30 days notice. With less than 30 days notice, you may transfer your registration to another event, but no refunds will be given. Thanks for understanding.

Sun, golden grass, and snow-capped mountains...

Sun, golden grass, and snow-capped mountains...

Soft light and mountain views await!

Soft light and mountain views await!

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Loup Loup Ski Ski Mo Mo Race


Loup Loup Ski Ski Mo Mo Race

Loup Loup Ski Ski Mo Mo Race


Loup Loup Ski Ski Mo Mo Race

Be part of the Methow Valley's first randonee race at the Loup Loup Ski Bowl.

Our race features a narrow, steep climb up a forested slope before topping out at the summit of the Loup, nearly 1300' higher. Rip your skins and carve your way down Ridge Run to the Start/Finish/Lap zone, and head back up again (and again) if you so desire.

In addition to the races, we will have demos, and prizes and awards for our top finishers in each category and distance. 

Photo by Seth Keena-Levin

Photo by Seth Keena-Levin

DETAILS

What: An all-welcoming randonee race on some fantastic NW terrain. Choose from three categories: 

  • Beginner: 1 lap
  • Intermediate: 2 laps
  • Advanced: 3 laps

*Each lap gains and loses approximately 1300 vertical feet

**The downhill portion of the race is on a Blue run of alpine resort; no epic cliff jumps or narrow slot skiing necessary

 

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Start Times:

  • Advanced (9am)
  • Intermediate (9:05am)
  • Beginner (9:10am); waves may be combined depending on participant numbers

WHERE:

Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Twisp, WA

(~4 hours from Seattle; 2 hours from Penticton; 3 hours from Spokane

How:

Early Registration (by December 31st): $50

January 1st - January 22nd: $55

Late Registration (until January 28th): $60

Day-of-Race Registration: $65

*prices include a day ski pass. Season Pass holders, use code "loup" for discounted race fee.


Photo by Seth Keena-Levin

Photo by Seth Keena-Levin

General Rules and Information:

  • The race director reserves the right to delay the start, alter the course or cancel the race based on snow, weather and safety conditions.
  • Racers are required to abide by all directives of the race staff and course marshals.
  • The race will take place on an operational ski area and all racers are required to comply with any directions or directives of the ski area staff.
  • Racers are to give the right of way to the customers of the ski area, failure to do so will result in an immediate DQ.
  • On uphill portions, racers are to stay in the established skin track or within 5 feet of the course markings. On the downhill, racers are required to stay within 30 feet of course markings.
  • Transitions must occur within 20 feet of transition point.
  • Racers agree to possible equipment check before race and at the finish line.
  • All racers regardless of category will have a ski retention device that can include brakes or a leash.
  • No lightweight Nordic gear is allowed in either category.
  • Helmets are required to be worn during the ENTIRETY of the race. (These can be bike, ski, climbing or ski mountaineering specific helmets).
  • If you opt not to finish the race you MUST check in at a course marshal or at the finish area. Otherwise we will be out looking for you.
  • Racers should be prepared for variable weather including but not limited to snow, high winds and cold temperatures.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Goggles, helmet shield or sunglasses
  • Windproof upper body layer must be worn or carried in pack
  • Participants must be on alpine style skis or split boards with metal edges. Randonee, tech, telemark or split board bindings are all acceptable in this category.
  • All participants are required to use climbing skins.

Questions, or want to volunteer? Email sam@cascadeendurance.com. 

The Loup Loup Rando Race operates under special use permit with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Cascade Endurance is an equal opportunity provider.