In addition to the amazing product donations that our sponsors and supporters have made to the Chuckanut 50k year after year, this year our SPONSORS have raised the bar.  Patagonia, Udo's Oil, First Endurance, Clif Bar, Patagonia Footwear, Ultrarunning Magazine, Fairhaven Runners and Pro-Tec have each donated cash summing up to $4000!!! I'm very excited about this evolution to the event.  In 10 years of race directing the race has only requested product from sponsors.  This year it was an ask to support the prize purse and every dollar donated from the sponsors has been pooled to create this sizable purse for an early season 50k.  THANK YOU to our Sponsors for making this special addition to the race!!  This year's purse comes with an interesting twist.  The course record ($250 per gender) bonus will be pulled from the prize purse.  Sooooo, if a course record is set the subsequent prizes will be adjusted.  See below.

Prize Purse breakdown:


Open Men and Women

1st  $800

2nd  $400

3rd  $200

Masters Men and Women 

1st  $400

2nd $200


Open Men and Women

1st  $750 + $250 CR Bonus = $1,000

2nd  $350

3rd  $150

Masters Men and Women 

1st  $350

2nd $150

TOTAL $4,000

TOTAL $4,000

I realize this is a bit tricky with the new course adjustments.  Course records will be based on current fastest times for the Chuckanut 50k race (even though it is an altered course).  Times to beat: Geoff Roes 3:41:52 and Ellie Greenwood's 4:09:28.  Also, there is no double dipping.  If a Master's win's the race that person will receive the first place open money and the next Master's runner will receive the 1st place Master's money.