Did you Claim your Shirts & Prizes??

Race Directing duties continue days after the race is complete. Thanks to the help of awesome friends and family the tasks are fun and we enjoy the cathartic process of closing the books. A post race report is still to come! This is just some house keeping.


If you placed in the TOP 3 in your age group you won a prize! We handed these out at the awards ceremony on race day, but there were a number of you that were unable to stick around, or maybe weren't aware that you'd won. If you would like your prize shipped to you, please contact the RD chuckanut50 at gmail.com to coordinate shipping (at your expense) or pick up. There are some sweet Sponsor & Supporter swag bundles sitting in my living room - be sure to claim them!



If you want a shirt to help trigger the good memories from this weekend, or want to take advantage of the killer deals we have on Patagonia Capilene shirts we've got you covered. Thanks to Ma Moehl's organization we have a count on the remaining shirts. 2018 shirts are $25 + shipping. Previous year's shirts are $10 + shipping. Please email RD chuckanut50 at gmail.com with your size, ship to address and method of payment. (check or paypal are best)

2018 Women's White: 6 small, 5 medium, 9 large, 4 XL

2018 Men's Grey: 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large, 2 XL

2017 Women's Blue: 7 large, 2 XL  

2015 Women's Red: 3 XL

2015 Men's Red: 1 large



With one day to go to our 26th running, the trails are shaping up to be in great condition! The trail condition varies from good to muddy, and the route is now totally clear of snow. Our fearless founder Doug McKeever spent Thursday marking and clearing the upper loop with the classic Doug-style race signs.


We are expecting possible wet weather conditions all day Saturday (very PNW), so be sure to prepare and dress adequately. Each runner is able to leave one bag with dry clothes and other post-race necessities (a towel would be nice!) properly labeled with a bib number at the finish line. Note that we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items (this has never happened, but we have to say it anyway!).


There will be a warm shelter, changing rooms and open-sided tents in Fairhaven Park for runners to rest, clean up/change, relax, eat, drink and socialize after finishing the race. Please stay for the many post-race festivities and Awards Ceremony beginning at 2:30pm - details on the activities and celebrations are outlined on our Race Weekend Details page.


Please see the link to our Crew Directions under the RACE INFORMATION menu tab for information about race day crewing. We welcome crews at Aid Stations #1  & #5, both hosted in the Lost Lake Parking Lot. You will need your Discover Pass and note that parking is LIMITED. You can park at Larrabee State Park and carefully cross Chuckanut Drive to meet up with the trail.

See you soon!

Prize Drawing to Benefit Whatcom County Girls on the Run!!

FIVE Prize Packages valued over $500 EACH!

With the generous support of our race Sponsors & Supporters the Chuckanut 50k RDs put together 5 prize packages worth over $500 each. Whatcom County Girls on the Run will sell tickets, $5 each & 5 for $20 on Friday and Saturday of race weekend. ALL monies are a direct donation to WCGOTR!!

We will draw for the winners on Saturday night at our post party hosted by Wander Brewing. You must be present to win - except the Grand Prize. We will ship the grand prize to the lucky winner if not present.

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Runners and Supporters will park at Western Washington University Lot 12A, see map, and be shuttled by The Baker Bus to the Start/Finish area.

The first shuttle will leave the parking lot around 6:15am and the last shuttle before race start will leave at 7:45am.

Race Start is 8AM.

Shuttles will run all day to transport crews & friends.


Eye on the Prize

We feel spoiled in how many amazing goods we have to share with our runners and volunteers this weekend! The Sponsors and Supporters have outdone themselves with gear and there are many representatives that will be onsite race weekend to interact with. Check out our Awards page!

Masters, open contenders (in addition to the Sponsor supported prize purse) and age groupers will run for these beautiful mugs, handcrafted by Todd of Millbrooks Clayworks and dear friend to the Chuckanut 50k. This is Todd's 5th year creating these awards for our top finishers and we love sharing his work with our race family.

Race Details: Finish Line Drop Bags

On your race bib there is a coordinating numbered tag for you to attach to your drop bag. We will have an empty Uhaul truck to keep your drop bags dry and volunteers to organize them for easy retrieval after the race.

Because of the limited space (our effort to keep your finish clothing dry) please keep your bag to a reasonable size and under 10lbs. We also ask that you omit any liquids. Thank you for your help on this new program.

Bibs & Shirts

Race bibs, bundled with Bibboards and shirts (if you ordered one) will be available all week for pick up at Fairhaven Runners. Tyler will drop them off Sunday March 11, morning at 11am. If you see how cool the shirts are this year and decide you want one we have a few extra that will be available for sale Friday night and Saturday morning.

Be sure to check the RACE WEEKEND DETAILS for all your planning, parking and race prep needs.

The LineUp: Finish Line Food Trucks

For the 25th Anniversary last year we tried something new. Three local food trucks served our runners and volunteers a post run meal. We loved it and have a great line up for this year's event!

Each bib number has a $5 voucher. Don't lose it!

That is your key to your post run meal at one of these awesome trucks.

We are lucky to have Goat Mountain Pizza bring out their pizza cart to the race finish line again this year. AND just like last year, they will also meet us at Wander for the post party, and new this year, they will be joined at Wander (not the finish line) by their taco truck, Kid Sister. You can check them out at goatmountainpizza.com, or go visit them at their location, 211 West Holly Street!

New for our finish line food, JT's Smokin BBQ will be joining us. The race directors tried them out at one of our planning meetings, and we are super excited to be able to have them join us on race day. If you can't wait until March 17th, you can see where to find them at jtsmokinbbq.com. Yum!

Joining us for the second year in a row, Street Dogz will meet everyone at the finish line. If you missed him last year be sure to grab a dog this year.

Jeff Fisher announcing at the Chuckanut 50k!

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We are so thankful to have Jeff Fisher on the mic to send runners off in the morning and welcome them back to Fairhaven Park in the afternoon. Jeff has announced the Chuckanut 50k for nearly 5 years and he continually brings his warm spirit, booming voice and deep seeded enthusiasm for running. Give him a high-five any time you see him out there on race day - you won't regret it!