Kaniksu50 & Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race (50 Mile)
This event not only celebrates his life but promotes a sense of camaraderie that is unparalleled in any event you will ever be a part of. All proceeds from this event go to the "That Others May Live Foundation." That Others May Live Foundation provides critical support, scholarships, and immediate tragedy assistance for the families of United States Air Force Rescue Heroes who are killed or severely wounded in operational or training missions. The other special impact our event has is the 2nd Harvest Food Drive. All Ruck Race members are encouraged to use non-perishable goods to weigh down their packs. Last years race donated over 641 pounds of non-perishables to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank in Spokane, WA. This donation had an immediate impact to hundreds of families in the local area. This year we hope to blow that number out of the water.
2nd Annual Event
Last years event was a great success with 70 total participants. This years event will cap at 50 Ultra Runners and 20 Ruck Teams totaling 150 participants. The event starts and finishes at Frater Lake, WA which is located an 1hr 45 min north of Spokane, WA. This years event features a staggered start with the Ruck Race starting at 6:12am and the 50 Miler starting at 8:00am. The staggered start should have the bulk of the participants finishing before 6pm which will create quite the atmosphere for the end of the race festivities. Those in attendance of last years event can attest the post race festivities/food/drink are unparalleled. The race course boasts over 7,800 ft of gain and was designed with the spectators in mind. This years course is a loop of 16 miles that is completed twice and an out back of 18 up and down Granite Peak. Participants will first complete the 16 mile loop and then the out and back to Granite Peak. Finally, participants will complete their second loop of 16 finishing at Frater Lake. Meeting your needs on the course will be easy with 10 opportunities to visit aid stations (5.5,10.7,15, 17.5, 24.1, 28.5, 34.8, 38.8, 43.4, 47). Drop bags will be offered at two locations. The only one out on the course will be at 10.7/43.4. There will be a location for your second drop bag at the Frater Lake Aid Station but If you don't want a drop bag you can just use the trunk of your car. You pass through the Frater Lake Aid Station at 17.5 and 35. If you would like to utilize a pacer they will be allowed for the last loop of the race only.
Participants of the event will receive a Tech-T shirt, a logo coffee mug, and upon completion of the race, a unique finishers award. A post race dinner will also be held for all participants and volunteers with spectators being able to purchase a plate. 50 mile Race awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female and top 3 age grouper's in ten year increments. Ruck race awards will be given to the Top 3 teams overall, Top 3 Master's teams (over 40), Top 3 Co-Ed teams, Top 3 female teams, Top team outfits, Top team baton, and a very special award for the last place team.
The main campsite will be a meadow off Rocky Creek Rd near the start of the race and it should be noted that camping is not allowed at Frater Lake. There will be signs to the main camp site and info at pre-registration or you can view the map HERE.There are also three forest service campgrounds to chose from near the start of the race, Lake Gillette, Lake Thomas, and Lake Leo (the closest). All three campgrounds are a few miles from the start and are managed by the forest service. The Beaver Lodge Resort was a very popular option last year. They have cabins, campsites, and a restaurant serving up a pretty mean "Messy Beaver." They are only 10 minutes from Frater Lake.
All signups for the race will be on Ultrasignup or one of our tri-fold brochures. You can also print and mail-in your entry by clicking HERE! Be sure to navigate through the site for info and hit me up in the "Contact" tab if you have questions or suggestions. If you're a Mobile user there is a drop down menu in the top left to help you navigate. If you prefer, the PC site is equally as awesome. Please do yourself a favor and come experience one of the most beautiful areas in the Pacific Northwest.
|Event Date||06-27-2015 6:10 am|
|Location||Frater Lake , Wa.|