Race Day Schedule
Race Start and Check-In is located at the Tacoma Mountaineers' Parking Lot about 1/2 mile from the Carbon River entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.
START Line address:
2 MILES PAST
35415 Fairfax Forest Reserve Rd E, Carbonado, WA 98323
Finish Line address:
3939 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
No vehicles 80" or wider, or longer than 20'. No motor homes, buses or limos are allowed on the course by any team or team support.
7AM Start Time - WAVE A
Running Relay Teams averaging 10:35 minutes/mile or more
8AM Start Time - WAVE B
Running Relay Teams averaging 9:40 - 10:35 minutes/mile
9AM Start Time - WAVE C
Running Relay Teams averaging 8:40 - 9:40 minutes/mile
10AM Start Time - WAVE D
Running Relay Teams averaging less than 8:40 minutes/mile
We try to distribute teams evenly across four wave starts in order to minimize the congestion of support vehicles at the upper exchanges. Please estimate the average pace of your team as accurately as possible. Thank you! Runners will not be eligible for awards if they start in a different wave time than they are registered for.
The schedule below will help you know when racers will be coming through.
First and Last Arrival Times
South Prairie 9:53/13:02
Crocker 10:31/13:55 course closes
Orting 10:54/14:39 course closes
McMillin 11:22/15:35 course closes
Meeker 11:52/16:34 course closes
Puyallup 12:23/17:34 course closes
Fife 12:49/18:25 course closes
Tacoma 13:36/19:58 course closes
Ruston 14:08/21:00 course closes
Awards Ceremony (Marine Park on Ruston Way)
Awards will be given at the finish line on a continuous basis starting after the first team arrives, about 3:25 pm. There may be a delay in the announcements due to the four start times on the relay. Runners staring in the wrong wave will not be eligible for awards.
If you decide to abandon the race, please notify a race official so we don't send out a search party!