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Cascade Express Marathon & Half Marathon

Sat September 7, 2024 Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068 US Directions

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Cascade Express Marathon

$159 7:00AM PDT - 2:00PM PDT
327 spots left. Registration ends September 5, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Cascade Express Half Marathon

$129 8:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
496 spots left. Registration ends September 5, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.runsuperseries.com.

Place

HYAK Trail Head
4850 State Route 906
Snoqualmie Pass, WA US 98068

Description

We are in the World's top 25 fastest courses! https://www.halfmarathons.net/fastest-marathons/

The Super Marathon is one of the fastest marathon courses in the country! This course is one of the top 20 Boston Qualifier Courses in the country with a BQ rate over 34%! Enjoy 26.2 miles of scenic downhill with a gorgeous view of the Cascade Mountains as you glide down the gravel trail on this point-to-point course. This is the ONLY marathon course that features jaw-dropping views as you run along Keechelus Lake. With 1500’ of gradual net downhill, we assure you that you will “find your super fast” on the way to a speedy time, PR, or BQ!

The Super Fast Half is one of the fastest half marathon courses in the country! Enjoy 13.1 miles of scenic downhill with a gorgeous view of the Cascade Mountains as you glide down the gravel trail on this point-to-point course. This ONLY half marathon course features a run through the famous 2.4-mile Snoqualmie Tunnel. With 800’ of gradual net downhill, we assure you that you will “find your super fast” on the way to a speedy time or a PR!

 

Enjoy your finish with a custom medal, and a super soft tri-blend shirt! Swag also includes a Run Super Series Drawstring drop Bag, and a Run Super buff.

Marathon is a Boston Qualifier USATF 17WA029RMB
Half Marathon USATF 17WA002LB
 
 

 

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Marathon Course Profile

1500 feet gentle downhill loss, about 80' a mile. 
Get the flat 5 miles out of the way at Hyak by running away from the Tunnel for an out and back along a beautiful Lake. 
Runners catch their pace prior to entering the 2.4 mile tunnel, which if your pace isn't locked in can be thrown with the GPS not being accurate.
Runners are also spread out prior to entering the tunnel.
No hot flat 5 mile finish. 
No noisy freeway for 5 miles to your finish.
Enjoy Parking at the start and finishing in the shade!

Marathon Map

The race begins at the Hyak Trail Head at Palouse to Cascades State Park. You get your legs in a groove and along a lake for 5 miles before entering the tunnel. Runners will be spaced out and locked into a pace when entering the famous 2.4-mile Snoqualmie Tunnel. You will emerge into the heart of the Cascade Mountains. From there, you have 1500 feet of gentle downhill descent as you glide across railroad tressels, past waterfalls, and take in the endless mountain vistas! USATF certified for a BQ or just a great fast time!

Marathon Top Fastest Courses

The Cascade Express is one of the fastest marathon courses in the country! This course is one of the country's top 10 Boston Qualifier Courses, with a BQ rate of over 34%! Enjoy 26.2 miles of scenic downhill with a gorgeous view of the Cascade Mountains as you glide down the gravel trail on this point-to-point course. This is the ONLY marathon course that features jaw-dropping views as you run along Keechelus Lake. With 1500’ of gradual net downhill, we assure you that you will “find your super fast” on the way to a speedy time, PR, or BQ! 

Enjoy your finish with a rad custom medal and an awesome shirt! Swag also includes a Run Super Series Bag, a buff, and a water bottle!

USATF 17WA029RMB Boston Qualifier

Marathon Race Day Schdule

Parking Lots Opens: 6:00 AM 
Packet Pick-up: 6:00 AM - 6:45 AM
Race Start: 7:00 AM 
Finish Line Opens: 9:30 AM
Finish Line Cut-off: 2:30 PM
Finish Line to Parking Shuttles: 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Marathon Race Day Info

Packet Pick-up & Day of Registration: 
Yes! We have race day packet pick-up and day of registration! No! We do not offer advanced packet pick-up!

Parking:
Free parking near the start line is available at the Summit I-90 Ski Area. It is about a 10 minute walk from the free parking area to the start line. Parking is available at the Hyak Trailhead for a $10 day use fee or free for Washington Discover Pass holders. 

Finish Line:
The Finish Line is located on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail, about 1/4 mile from the “Iron Horse Alt Access” Trailhead. 

Shuttle Buses:
Runners will be bused back to the start line parking areas from the finish line. Buses will run every 30-45 minutes starting around 10 AM. 

Half Marathon Course Profile

The race begins at the Hyak Trail Head at Palouse to Cascades State Park. It enters the famous Snoqualmie Tunnel after only half a mile. You will run through the 2.4 mile tunnel emerging into the heart of the Cascade Mountains. From there, you have 800’ of gentle downhill descent as you glide across railroad tressels, past waterfalls and take in the endless mountain vistas! USATF certification number is 17WA002LB.

Half Marathon Course Map

The Cascade Express Half is one of the fastest half marathon courses in the country! Enjoy 13.1 miles of scenic downhill with gorgeous view of the Cascade Mountains as you glide down the gravel trail on this point to point course. This is the ONLY half marathon course that features a run through the famous 2.4 mile Snoqualmie Tunnel. With 800’ of gradual net downhill, we assure you that you will “find your super fast” on the way to a speedy time or a PR! 

Half Marathon Race Day Schedule

Parking Lots Opens: 7:00 AM *note the marathon starts at 7am
Packet Pick-up: 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Race Start: 8:30 AM 
Finish Line Opens: 9:30 AM
Finish Line Cut-off: 12:30 PM
Finish Line to Parking Shuttles: 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Half Marathon Race Day Info

Packet Pick-up & Day of Registration: 
Yes! We have race day packet pick-up and day of registration! No! We do not offer advanced packet pick-up!

Parking:
Free parking near the start line is available at the Summit I-90 Ski Area. It is about a 10 minute walk from the free parking area to the start line. Parking is available at the Hyak Trailhead for a $10 day use fee or free for Washington Discover Pass holders. 

Finish Line:
The Finish Line is located on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail, about 1/4 mile from the “Iron Horse Alt Access” Trailhead. Directions from the start line to finish line are below:

From Hyak: From Hyak, head out of parking lot and make a left onto NF-906. At stop sign, make a left onto WA-906 North. Drive 0.4 miles and make a right to follow signs for I-90. Take ramp for I-90 west to Seattle. From I-90 west, take Exit 38 for SE Homestead Valley Road. At the bottom of the ramp, take a left onto SE Homestead Valley Road. Drive under the freeway and then make a right to stay on SE Homestead Valley Road. You will see a dirt road on your left about 0.2 miles after making the left. Park anywhere along SE Homestead Valley road and walk up the dirt road about 1 mile. When you get to the Iron Horse Trail crossing (you will see a somewhat cleared parking area with large metal gates on either side of the road where the trail crosses), go left onto the Iron Horse Trail. The finish line is located about 0.2 miles from the gate. DO NOT TRY TO DRIVE UP THE DIRT ROAD TO PARK CLOSER! THIS IS A RUNNER SAFETY ISSUE!

From Seattle/North Bend: From Seattle or North Bend, take I-90 eastbound. From I-90 east, take Exit 38 for SE Homestead Valley Road. At the bottom of the ramp, take a right and follow SE Homestead Valley Road for 1.8 miles. After 1.8 miles you will see a dirt road on your right (if you reach the I-90 ramp or drive under I-90 you went too far). Park anywhere along SE Homestead Valley road and walk up the dirt road about 1 mile. When you get to the Iron Horse Trail crossing (you will see a somewhat cleared parking area with large metal gates on either side of the road where the trail crosses), go left onto the Iron Horse Trail. The finish line is located about 0.2 miles from the gate. DO NOT TRY TO DRIVE UP THE DIRT ROAD TO PARK CLOSER! THIS IS A RUNNER SAFETY ISSUE!

Shuttle Buses:
Runners will be bused back to the start line parking areas from the finish line. Buses will run every 45 minutes starting around 10:15 AM. Please note the bus pick-up location is about 1.2 miles from the finish line. Don’t worry about the walk though! It’s all downhill and will serve as a nice shakeout to stretch the legs!

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