The Pacific NW continues to challenge Chuckanut 50k runners & volunteers with its varying weather.  It is part of the mystique of this event and really what makes for the best race stories in the weeks and months following.  We encourage everyone to come prepared for all weather and created the following list to help you with your race day packing.


The forecast (as of Tuesday evening) for Saturday, March 19 predicts high 50s and 10% chance of rain.  The ridge is always a bit cooler and exposed to wind.  Running with a light jacket and gloves is highly recommended. Whether you are from the PNW or not, everyone knows that the weather is not dependable.  Please come prepared for all conditions.



Ultimate Direction Body Bottle or waterbottle or hydration pack - Our aid stations will have cola, water and EFS Electrolyte drink available. You bring the cup or vessel to drink it from. We are a zero cup race.

Bowls, Mugs and Spoons - We put together the necessary bits to create a supported race atmosphere yet are constantly working against consumptive routines the best we can.  We have a ZERO WASTE Race Goal. To continue our efforts started in 2013, we look forward to providing hot soup from The Book Fare Cafe, bread from Great Harvest and coffee from Tony's Coffee in YOUR BOWL & MUG.  

Post race warm, dry clothes: Beanie, gloves, rain jacket, down jacket, fleece layer, pants, socks, water proof shoes or warm boots. If you would like to put these things in a dry bag for the finish line we will have a location for you to store these bags. You can drop them off when you check in Saturday morning. Please do not store any valuables in these bags. We will do our best to monitor these, but can not be held liable.

Nice extras: wet wipes, favorite post run snacks


First Endurance Ultragen Recovery mix - bring a water bottle to mix

Hot Soup from the BookFare Cafe

Bread from Great Harvest (some Gluten Free options) and Trail Butter to top it off!

Coffee from Tony's Coffee

Clif Bar booth will have post race snacks

Water, cola and typical aid station fare

Post Race

We will hold an awards announcement at the finish line around 2:30pm. The post race party and raffle to benefit Bellingham Girls on the Run will be hosted at Wander Brewing. See the Race Update for details.

We look forward to seeing you Friday night at the Chrysalis and/or Saturday morning at the Race Start!