Rainier to Ruston

Rainer to Ruston "An Adventure In Your Own Backyard"

50 mile ultra or relay from Mount Rainier to the Tacoma waterfront in Washington State. The gorgeous, fun downhill course celebrates National Trails Day and all proceeds go towards the purchase and maintenance of the very trail system runners use for public use. 

Results and Photos


If you have pictures from race day please post them to our Facebook page here.
        All the course records can be found here
Retired records can be found here


2017 Race Results

Congratulations to the following New record holders for 2017: 
3-runner Male team, The Skeleton Ran Out of Shampoo in the Shower: 6:02:56.
3-runner Female team, C-City Runners, #4: 7:03:39.
3-runner Mixed team, Strong Independent Women: 6:16:10.
4-runner Male team, #hashtag: 5:14:05.
4-runner Female team, Fierce Fast Females: 7:04:59.
6-runner Female team, 6 Shades of Grey: Sometimes you have to get dirty: 6:27:46.
6-runner Mixed team, Tarts & Farts: 6:08:52


2016 Race Results

Congratulations to the following New record holders for 2016: 
2-position Open Mixed: Azian Sensationz: 6:24:47
3-position Masters Female: Twisted Blisters: 8:34:11
3-position Open Mixed: Running from Bigfoot: 7:16:47
3-position Masters Mixed: Thought We Rode Horses: 6:47:55
4-position Open Female: Running for Tyler.org: 7:08:23
4-position Masters Female: We Have The Runs: 8:20:45
A special shout out to
Support Brah! 4-position Open Female who also broke last year's record in 7:17:33
and 3's Company 3-position Open Female who missed breaking their record from last year by 18.5 seconds! 


Pictures from Bob Rowan, Progressive Image

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2015 Race Results

Several Course Records were set this year. 
Congratulations to the following New record holders for 2015:
3-position Open Female: 3's Company, Renton, WA: 7:30:54.5
4-position Open Mixed: Sweaty Rouples, Silverdale, WA: 5:33:49.3
6-position Open Female: Run Chicks Run, Bonny Lake, WA: 7:16:15.7

 

Commercial from FOOTHILLS RAILS-to-TRAILS on Vimeo.  Written and directed by Bob Rowan and was produced by Johnson Video Productions


Pictures from Bob Rowan, Progressive Image



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0th Anniversary video teaser from FOOTHILLS RAILS-to-TRAILS on Vimeo. The production includes photographs by Vince Streano, was written and directed by Bob Rowan and was produced by Johnson Video Productions.


Byron Vasecka Photography did a great job taking pictures of the 2010 R2R.  They really show the great area that we live in and are fortunate to be able to enjoy these great outdoors.  Pictures can be viewed here.

 

Highlight Video from FOOTHILLS RAILS-to-TRAILS on Vimeo.


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The Rainier to Ruston is very fortunate to have Byron Vasecka travel from Spokane to photograph this great event. He has captured the spirit and enthusiasm of the race in a vivid and spectacular fashion. I hope you enjoy and purchase some of the photos in the gallery.  50 percent of the proceeds will go back to the Foothills Trail Coalition to help support the goal of completing a contiguous, non-motorized, public trail from Mt. Rainier to Tacoma. The pictures are available here.

Jason Grose has also shared his pictures with us, available here.

2010 Race Results

2010 was a breakthrough year for the Rainier to Ruston Rail-Trail Relay and Ultra when the race truly came of age. National Trails Day was celebrated by 120 volunteers and 507 participants, besting the previous record byabout 200 runners The course was attacked by 8 solo walkers and 6 teams walking 28 miles in six legs to Orting, 21 ultras running 50 K from So. Prairie to Ruston Way, and 40 ultras and 78 teams of runners going the whole 51 miles from the Tacoma Mountaineers' parking lot about 1/2 mile from the Carbon River entrance at Mt. Rainier National Park to Marine Park in Tacoma.

 

Highlight Video from FOOTHILLS RAILS-to-TRAILS on Vimeo.


Watch our video clips of the event! Clip 1Clip 2Clip 3Clip 4Clip 5Clip 6Clip 7 and some great photos on Flickr, courtesy of Byron Vasecka.

 



 

2009 Race Results

The 2009 race was better than ever as the course passed over two beautiful new trestles and more than a mile of new trail between Buckley and South Prairie. National Trails Day was celebrated by 85 volunteers and 223 participants - 7 solo walkers and 4 teams walking 27 miles in six legs to Orting, 6 ultras running 50 K from So. Prairie to Ruston Way, and 6 ultras and 33 teams of runners going the whole 50 miles from Fairfax near the Carbon River entrance at Mt. Rainier National Park to Marine Park in Tacoma.


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